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Kerry Crews

Former Commerce City Police Chief Kerry Crews says he is running for Justice of the Peace in Hunt County Precinct 2 this November. 

Michael Beane resigned from his position on the Commerce Independent School District Board of Trustees this morning. The announcement came at a special meeting of the Commerce ISD board.

City Manager Darrek Ferrell, attorney Julia Gannaway and Mayor Wyman Williams presented to attendees at the June 26 meeting.
Mark Haslett

City of Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews will resign and accept an administrative job with the City of Commerce, city officials announced Monday evening.

Carmen Ponder was arrested on May 20 in the parking lot of the Commerce Wal-Mart.
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The City of Commerce plans to hold a public meeting tonight in order to share the findings of an internal investigation of the role of Chief of Police Kerry Crews in the arrest of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student. The meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and is scheduled to include a public presentation, followed by a private session to discuss the city’s plans for Crews. The meeting has been scheduled to happen at the First Baptist Church, located at 1401 Washington St.

Negotiations continue between the city's attorneys and Chief Crews' legal representation, City Manager Darrek Ferrell said.
Mark Haslett

Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews remains on administrative leave, although City Manager Darrek Ferrell has said that Crews' employment status should be resolved soon. Crews has been on leave since the aftermath of a highly publicized incident on May 20 in which he was involved in the arrest of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student.

Carmen Ponder and S. Lee Merritt in Dallas on June 13.
Mark Haslett

Carmen Ponder, the Texas A&M University-Commerce student who was arrested by Commerce police during a controversial series of events on May 20, will not face any criminal charges as a result of the incident. Ponder's attorney, Dallas-based S. Lee Merritt, announced at a press conference this morning that Hunt County prosecutors will drop the case. Ponder had been charged with resisting or evading arrest or detention, a Class A misdemeanor.

Negotiations continue between the city's attorneys and Chief Crews' legal representation, City Manager Darrek Ferrell said.
Mark Haslett

An attorney hired by the City of Commerce to investigate a highly publicized road-rage incident has told local officials that Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews was not the driver who confronted a Texas A&M University-Commerce student in the parking lot of the local Walmart on May 20. However, many questions remain regarding the incident that ended with police arresting Carmen Ponder, 26, of a Dallas, a senior at A&M-Commerce.

Carmen Ponder, 23, a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was arrested by Commerce police on May 20.
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Updated, May 26, 4:10 p.m.

Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews is on administrative leave following the controversial arrest of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student, who alleges that her race played the determining factor in her arrest.

COMMERCE - A Paris man remained in custody at last report following his arrest by Commerce Police in May after a six week investigation for multiple incidents of online solicitation of a minor. 

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COMMERCE - Chief Kerry Crews tells KETR that three suspects are sought in what started as a fist fight and led to shots fired.

COMMERCE - According to a Facebook post, Commerce Police have arrested a man following a lengthy investigation for online solicitation of a minor.

Chamber names Jones Citizen of the Year

Feb 9, 2012

COMMERE - Jalinna Jones is the 2011 Commerce Citizen of the Year. She was recognized during the culmination of Thursday night’s 103rd Annual Awards Banquet, presented by the Chamber of Commerce.

One hospitalized in three vehicle wreck

Nov 14, 2011

COMMERCE - One person was injured in an apparent three vehicle accident along Culver St/Loop 178 in Commerce Monday night.

Commerce Police investigate death of young child

Sep 27, 2011

COMMERCE - Autopsy results are pending in the death of an 18-month-old female child, found deceased at a residence in Commerce.

Gunman identified in Wal-Mart shooting

Mar 8, 2010

COMMERCE - Authorities have identified the subject who was shot and killed Sunday following a shooting outside the Commerce Wal-Mart.

29-year-old Artenio Rodriguez, of Commerce, was initially seen in Greenville firing shots into the air before a chase led to Commerce.

Rodriguez does have a criminal history in Hunt County dating back nearly a decade. It includes unlawful possession of weapon, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.