July trial date set for Pittsburg man accused of killing A&M-Commerce student; Greenville passes ordinance to curb meth issues; Appraisal letters to be sent out beginning Friday; Chrysler closes several dealerships in North Texas; Hopkins County remains under remedial order by state concerning jail; A&M-Commerce graduation set for Saturday.
Commerce – Trial is expected to get underway in July in the case of a Pittsburg man, charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student last month.
23-year-old Deunjerelle Lester Jackson, of Pittsburg, was indicted on April 30 on a charge of murder in connection to the death of 20-year-old Christopher Rashad Moore. In addition to the murder charge, Jackson is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Two men in custody in Winnsboro drive-by shooting death; Commerce woman pleads guilty to child abandonment; Commerce man pleads guilty to burglary of habitation; Officials debating on when to re-build Commerce City Park pavilion; Rains and Lamar County Commissioners to canvas results of beer and wine sale elections for Emory and Paris.
An armed robbery suspect pleads guilty to a lesser charge.
Favian Ontoin Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of burglary of a habitation. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Brown was given two years of deferred adjudication probation with 300 hours of community service and a $500 fine.
Brown, along with Edward Joe Lopez, both of Commerce, were indicted last October on the charges. The pair was alleged to have used a firearm to threaten and rob two male victims of money in Commerce in June, 2008.
Commerce – A Commerce child abandonment case is resolved.
43-year-old Laurie Candice Bollin, of Commerce, entered a guilty plea Wednesday to two counts of child abandonment. Under a plea bargain arrangement, Bollin was placed on two years of deferred adjudication probation, with a $500 fine and 120 hours of community service. She was also ordered to attend parenting classes.