Commerce – Commerce Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for the sale of items recently stolen from a home and church.
On February 1, an antique Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun was reported missing from a residence in the 1000 block of Ashley Lane. Also taken were an antique single barrel shot gun with damage to the stock and a jewelry box containing several pieces of antique jewelry.
Quinlan – A father and son from Quinlan have been sentenced to federal prison for transporting stolen property and wildlife trafficking.
James Dewayne Anderton and Jimmie Wallace Anderton pleaded guilty in August to charges of interstate transportation of stolen property (ITSP) and interstate trafficking of wildlife under the Lacey Act.
They both were sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
– Filing for the municipal elections in May begins this weekend. Residents throughout the region will be voting for city council and school board members in a few months.
In Commerce three seats will become available. The Mayor's seat held by Quay Throgmorton, Place 2 held by Billie Biggerstaff and Place 4 held by Bob Monday. On the Commerce School Board, Places 1, 2 and 3 are up for voter approval. The seats are currently held by Bob McLeroy, Donna Tavener and Russell Armstrong, respectively.