Paris – A juvenile is arrested in Oklahoma after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Paris Monday afternoon.
The vehicle was reportedly stolen from a residence in the 2900 block of Clarksville Street. It was believed that the keys may have been left in the car.
The vehicle was later located in Oklahoma after officers with the Paris Police Department entered the vehicle as stolen in the National Crime Information Computer system. The driver was arrested without incident.
Sulphur Springs man killed in Monday accident; Garland man dies from injuries received from wreck in Hunt County; Three truck collision injures two in Greenville; Three arrested for theft over weekend near Royse City; Lengthy prison sentence handed down in Campbell burglary; Hunt County Commissioners keep tax rate the same, postpone decision on alcohol petitions for Wolfe City.
Campbell – A lengthy prison sentence is handed down in a Campbell burglary.
44-year-old Douglas Kevin Smith, of Dallas, was sentenced to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division for a conviction on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.
Smith normally would have been facing no more than 20 years in prison, but due to his criminal history, he received a harsher sentence.
– A not so inconspicuous getaway leads to the arrest of three individuals following a weekend theft.
Daniel Oscar Tew Jr. and Dustin Richard Early, of Quinlan, along with Wendy Michele Tanton, of Denton, were taken into custody Sunday afternoon for allegedly stealing a welder, trailer and four-wheeler.
The arrest took place within hours after the theft in the Southfork community near Royse City. A sheriff's deputy located the trailer, with the welder on board, being towed by the stolen four-wheeler.
Greenville – Westbound Interstate 30 in Greenville was closed for nearly an hour Monday following a three vehicle accident.
Two people were hurt when three 18-wheelers were involved in a Monday evening accident along Interstate 30.
A semi-tractor trailer clipped the back of a flatbed trailer truck near the 88-mile-maker. Then a double-trailer swerved to avoid one of the trucks and ran up on the embankment, with a portion of the trailer landing on top of the other 18-wheeler.
Hunt County – Hunt County Commissioners during its Monday meeting voted to keep the tax rate as is for the upcoming fiscal year.
The rate will still require two public hearings in the near future, according to Katrina Pemberton with the county judge's office. That's because the current rate of $0.507534 per $100 valuation exceeds the effective tax rate by just over two percent (2.001917%).
Still, the approved tax rate is five cents less than the 2006-2007 fiscal year rate.