Commerce – Another win for the Stars after they bring up a player from the minors; Mike Leach is staying put at Texas Tech; the Mavericks face Houston tonight with playoff rankings on the line; and just three games left for A&M-Commerce basketball as the men and women hit the road to face Southeastern Oklahoma with a late start tomorrow.
Guity plead heard and sentencing in Campbell robbery; Probation given in Commerce robbery; Hunt County man sentenced in child pornography case; Fire conditions still ripe but Hunt County dodging bullet so far; Commerce citizens and businesses honored at 100th celebration of Chamber of Commerce.
Greenville – A Hunt County man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography.
Steve Kelby Samples, of Greenville, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for his convictions on charges of transporting, shipping and possessing child pornography. The charges against Samples stem from an undercover FBI agent downloading child pornography images from Samples' computer using Limewire file-sharing software in September, 2006. At least five of the images involved "real," as opposed to virtual children.
Campbell – A guilty plea and sentence have come down in the robbery of a Campbell store.
Thomas Charles Jones, of Lewisville, Arkansas, admitted Thursday to the armed hold-up of the Campbell Store in November, 2007. He was sentenced to 28 years in the prison on the robbery charge and 10 years on a perjury charge. Jones had been scheduled to go to trial Monday prior to his entering the guilty pleas.
Commerce – Probations have been granted in connection to a Commerce robbery.
Two cousins, Arenza Von Hawkins and Justin Aaron Harper-Smith, both of Commerce, were each ordered to serve 10 years of probation Thursday. They are also to serve 180 days confinement and to complete 1000 hours of community service. Hawkins and Smith waived indictments and entered open pleas of guilty last month.
Commerce – There could be a resolution today in a Commerce armed robbery case. Two cousins, Arenza Von Hawkins and Justin Aaron Harper-Smith, both of Commerce, are scheduled to be sentenced today on charges of aggravated robbery. The two waived indictments and entered open pleas of guilty last month.