Paris – Lamar County Crime Stoppers are endorsing the recent launch by CrimeReports.com of a new mobile app for iPhone users called TipSubmit. The app gives iPhone users the ability to submit anonymous Crime Stoppers tips straight to their local Crime Stoppers program right from their iPhone. The app is the first of its kind to hit the market, and the first of its kind for Crime Stoppers.
Greenville – A Greenville man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to an armed robbery at a local store.
Marvin Lewis Arkansas received 20 years behind bars after entering the plea Wednesday to one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He's to serve at least half of that sentence before being eligible for parole.
– The Hunt County Jail lawsuit has been expanded to include five more defendants, bringing the total to six, and increasing the damages sought to $30 million.
Hunt County formally filed suit against two Ft. Worth firms in 2009, claiming they both failed to adhere to warnings the jail was being built on unstable soil. Since it opened, the facility has reportedly experienced numerous issues including cracks in the walls.
Como – A tragic accident in Hopkins County has led to the death of an elderly Como man.
Authorities say 67-year-old Domingo Perez was burning trees at his home on FM 69 when one fell and he was trapped underneath. As no one was around at the time to assist him, Perez is believed to have been caught in the fire.
No foul play is suspected, but deputies are investigating.