Commerce PD arrest four in two seperate warrants; Long awaited trial for Brandon Dale Woodruff officially begins Tuesday; Reports of UFO sighting over Hunt County; Murder trial in Fannin County to proceed; Capitol murder indictments issued for two North Texas residents; Fourth candidate files for Commerce ISD School Board and a second files for Commerce City Council.
Commerce – A fourth candidate has filed for the Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Hector Arce, a program manager at L-3 Communications has filed for Place 7 on the Board. He'll oppose incumbent Medley Wilson in the May 9 election.
Previously, Randy Starks and Emma Martin filed for Place 6, which is currently held by Debbie Aikin. Aikin has recently indicated she will not be seeking another term. Filing continues now through next Monday at the CISD Administration Building at 604 Culver St.
Capitol murder indictments have been filed against two North Texas residents.
The Hunt County grand jury Friday indicted David Earl Hickman, of Royse City, and Tracie Danielle Alphin, of Quinlan for the shooting death last October of Jason Herrington of Quinlan. Both remain in custody at the Hunt County Jail, each in lieu of $1 million bond. No arraignment dates had yet been scheduled.
Hunt County – There were reports of a possible UFO over Hunt County this weekend. At least one civilian and three law enforcement officers reported seeing an unidentified flying object north of Greenville Saturday night. Similar sightings were also reported near The Colony in Denton County, according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.
Gag order sought in local murder case; Long awaited capitol murder trial begins this week; Paris Police unveil online crime reporting service; Mane Event Preveiw Day at A&M-Commerce this weekend; State to possibly approve highway funding this week, which includes area projects.
Hunt County – A long awaited capitol murder trial is set to begin this month in Hunt County.
A final pretrial hearing for Brandon Dale Woodruff is set for Monday afternoon, at which time the court will handle any pending motions, including a recent motion to suppress evidence filed by the defense team. Jury selection is set for Tuesday morning.
Woodruff has pleaded not guilty to killing his parents, Dennis Woodruff and Norma, inside their home just northeast of Royse City in Oct., 2005.