Hunt County – The number of confirmed H1N1 cases in Hunt County has increased.
There has now been six confirmed cases of the strain, according to the Hunt County Health Department. No deaths have been reported locally. There is currently a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine.
The Health Department and Hunt Regional Medical Center have indicated they have no clinics scheduled for seasonal flu shots, as there is no seasonal flu available. Some local pharmacies have also stopped scheduling clinics.
Greenville – A Greenville man has admitted to making threats to a city code enforcement officer.
Gerald Dwayne Jones was alleged to have threatened to assault the officer while he was on duty in April. He entered the guilty plea Tuesday.
Under a plea bargain arrangement, Jones was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation with a $300 fine. He was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the officer.
Greenville – A local man is sentenced to prison, after pleading guilty to kidnapping and organized crime in connection to a Greenville incident one year ago.
Under a plea bargain arrangement, Gregory Wayne Anderson Jr., of Greenville, was sentenced to eight years. He also had probations for assaulting a public servant, felony theft and escape revoked, resulting in an additional eight year prison sentenced and two years in a state jail. All sentences will run concurrently.
Cumby – A high number of student illnesses continue to plague area schools, as the Cumby ISD has closed for the remainder of the week.
Reports show 18 percent of Cumby students were out sick Tuesday.
Schools will typically wait until they've reached a 15 percent absentee rate before determining whether to hold classes. Earlier this month, five other area school districts had to close its doors for several days.
Greenville – An alleged aggravated assault charge has a Greenville man seeking a bond reduction.
40-year-old Jack Allen Stoneking was arrested Friday and is currently in custody at the Hunt County Jail Monday in lieu of $35,000 bond. A hearing concerning a possible bond reduction is set for Tuesday.
Stoneking is alleged to have threatened a woman with her life while carrying an ice pick at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Industrial Boulevard.
Caddo Mills – Trial has been scheduled for a Caddo Mills man, charged with assaulting a Hunt County Sheriff's deputy.
36-year-old Sonny Gann is alleged to have led officers from at least three law enforcement agencies on a February chase which lasted an hour. Gann is alleged to have hit a deputy with his elbow following the pursuit.
The indictment indicated Gann was previously convicted of assault against a public servant in 2005. He has pleaded not guilty.