Greenville – A local woman is found guilty on two of three offenses related to a robbery and high speed chase last year.
Vicki Dawn Szalay of Sumner was convicted this week of endangering a child and evading arrest. A related charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon ended in a mistrial.
Sumner pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of robbery at Crossroads Mall in Greenville and was sentenced to a combination of prison and state jail. Szalay had previously pleaded not guilty to all three charges.
Ladonia – Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton will be with the district for at least another three years after board members unanimously agree to extend his contract this week.
The Board made the decision after conducting Milton's annual performance evaluation. Milton has been the superintendent at Fannindel since 2006. Previous positions held include superintendent at Honey Grove ISD and principal at Honey Grove High School.
Lone Oak – A second arrest has been made in connection to a records tampering case in Lone Oak.
A sealed indictment for tampering with governmental record was issued against Diane Butler Dockery on Dec. 11. The indictment became public after Dockery turned herself in Monday.
Dockery and Anna Marie Wilson, who was arrested on the same indictment Friday, have each been released on $10,000 bond. They are both scheduled to be formally arraigned on the indictments during a hearing Feb. 9.
Paris – Two former Paris murder suspects are now seeking restitution for time spent in jail. Ryan Crostley and Shannon Finley spent nine months behind bars before new evidence led to the charges being dismissed.
The two white men were accused of killing Brandon McClelland, who is black, following a night of drinking in September, 2008. The case sparked major controversy as local civil rights activists denounced the case as a racially-inspired hate crime. Protestors even staged rallies around the Lamar County Courthouse.