7:46 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings

Royce William Tawater

A  Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.

A hung jury was the result of a trial in February concerning Royce William Tawater, 27, on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct.

A retrial on the charges had been scheduled next week in the 354th District Court.

However, Tawater is now set to enter guilty pleas to the three remaining counts during a hearing in the court this morning.

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Rockwall County
1:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Double shooting reported in Royse City

Law enforcement officials work the scene of Friday's double shooting on Cookston Street
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UPDATE, Jan. 31,  4:15 p.m. 

Officials have identified Kara Elizabeth Croop, 33, as the victim in the Jan. 31. Police said that her husband, Scott Croop, 39, shot her in the street outside of their home on the 400 block of Cookston Lane before shooting himself. Scott Croop was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kara Croop was severely wounded and transported to a Dallas hospital, officials said.

Original story follows

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Hunts County
9:05 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Robbery shooting suspect eyes bond reduction

The incident occurred on Broadview Street, located in south central Greenville, between Stonewall Street and Interstate 30.
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A local man, arrested in connection with last week’s reported robbery/shooting on Broadview Street in Greenville, is seeking a reduction in his almost $1 million in bonds on the charges.

At the time of the shooting, Christopher Steven Martin of Greenville was already free on bond on multiple charges in connection with a January 2 incident on Walworth Street. Martin is now facing multiple counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault involving the January 15 shooting.

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4:59 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

After failed 911 call, family seeks hotel phone change

The congressional representative of the district, Louie Gohmert, is looking to solve the problem nationwide.
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A gruesome murder in a Texas hotel room and a 9-year-old’s futile effort to call 911 has sparked a national petition — and prompted federal officials to seek a legislative remedy.

On Dec. 1, Kari Rene Hunt arrived at a Marshall hotel with her three young children for a visitation with her estranged husband, Brad Dunn. The meeting took a violent turn: Authorities say Dunn attacked Hunt in the bathroom of his hotel room, stabbing her multiple times before fleeing the scene. He has been charged with murder.

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Hunt County
1:48 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Arrests follow shooting in Greenville

The incident occurred on Broadview Street, located in south central Greenville, between Stonewall Street and Interstate 30.
Brad Kellar

A shooting in Greenville on Jan. 15 resulted in two wounded victims and four arrests, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Around noon, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2500 block of Broadview Street in Greenville, police said. Once there, officers were told that a shooting had occurred and that once victim had been taken to Hunt Regional Hospital with an arm wound, officials said.

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McDougal Shooting
4:22 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Police Respond to Shots Fired

Corner of McDougal and Gibbons Streets
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At approximately 10:47 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at McDougal and Gibbons Streets.

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commerce shooting
7:25 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Probation and fines for Commerce shooter

Christopher Shawn Luckey was indicted in June of last year on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly and one count of deadly conduct.

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5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Commerce Man Scheduled to Plead Guilty

A guilty plea is scheduled for a Commerce man in connection with an April shooting incident in the city.

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5:00 am
Fri December 30, 2011

More Details Emerging on Grapevine Shooting

A family friend of the man who killed six family members and then turned the gun on himself says that he didn’t like that his estranged wife was doing well.

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5:00 am
Thu December 29, 2011

More Details on Christmas Shooting

Recordings of a 911 call from a Grapevine apartment have been released by police.

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