Hunt County – The hot and potentially dangerous conditions throughout the region have local officials working hard to help the elderly.
Hunt County officials met Thursday with representatives from Connection, the transportation service for all Greenville and county residents. Officials are trying to put plan together regarding elderly individuals being effected by the heat, especially those that may not have air conditioning or can't afford to fix it.
Mineola – Trial has been set for the fourth defendant in the Mineola Swingers' Club case.
46-year-old Dennis Boyd Pittman is scheduled to go to trial on July 20 in Smith County District Court. Pittman is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with his alleged involvement in the case where young children were forced to dance and perform sexual acts for an audience.
Three other people have been convicted in the case, and have each been sentenced to life in prison.
Commerce – Commerce Police are reporting an aggravated assault Thursday night in the 1900 block of Pecan Street.
During the course of the incident, a deadly weapon was allegedly used. The victim was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Commerce by personal vehicle and later transported to Parkland Hospital by ambulance. Condition was unknown.
Caddo Mills – Pending the results of an ongoing investigation, the city manager of Caddo Mills has been placed on administrative leave.
The Greenville Herald Banner is reporting Manuel Leal was placed on leave after the city council met in special session June 15.
City Secretary Pam Miller has acknowledged there is an ongoing investigation, but did not reveal any other details regarding who is conducting it or what it relates to. Miller did not confirm nor deny that the investigation is criminal in nature.
Hunt County – Arraignments have been held in connection to a man alleged to have fired on officers.
Johnny Joe Webb, of Royse City, entered the not guilty pleas Thursday to seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. An interim hearing date has been set for July 29.
Commerce – Aggravated assault charges against a Commerce man, accused of running over a woman with his van - twice, has been dismissed.
The Hunt County District Attorney's Office filed a motion Thursday seeking to have the charge against Larry D. Harrison dropped, after the alleged victim sought to have it dismissed. Harrison had pleaded not guilty to the charge.