Doctor beaten, robbed
By Timna Rutledge
Monitor Staff Writer
TERRELL–Terrell police are after two suspects following a robbery
and beating of a prominent family physician.
Dr. Charles Risinger, 47, was beaten with a baseball bat between his garage
and driveway Wednesday.
During the noon hour, Risinger arrived at his home on Laurel Trail and
surprised two burglars in his garage.
The burglars attacked him.
When authorities arrived soon afterwards, Risinger was transported to Baylor
University Medical Center with a fractured skull.
Risinger is reported to have undergone a lengthy surgery Wednesday, but
family members remain positive about his condition.
His mother-in-law, Sarah Bond of Wills Point, said “Charlie’s been moved to
a room and is doing fine. He’ll probably be going home in a few days.”
The suspects are reported to be two Hispanic males, one thin, and the other
short and heavyset.
Weapons were found to be missing from Risinger’s residence. Police consider
the men armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the suspects, or the black or dark blue Ford
F-150 pickup with light colored pin-striping and silver running boards
involved in the robbery, are directed to call the Terrell Police Service at
Firefighters clear out the smoke
Monitor Photo/Janice Grubbs
Firefighters set up an exhaust fan in front of the entrance to
the Shuck-A-Peel restaurant in Gun Barrel City Wednesday. Firefighters from
Gun Barrel City, Mabank and Enchanted Oaks responded to the mid-afternoon
alarm. “All we know for sure is the fire started in a breaker box, and
spread along an inside wall,” restaurant owner Ron Gurczewski said.
“Hopefully, they got it stopped before it could do any serious damage.”
burglaries have residents nervous
Monitor Staff Reports
FLAGG LAKE–A number of recent burglaries have residents in the
Flagg Lake area, west of Tool, nervous and asking folks to report any
Gary Jensen said his home had been broken into recently in the same manner
as other break-ins along Henderson County Road 2404.
“They go up and knock on the door, and if no one answers, they kick it in,”
The burglars usually strike in the daylight hours, even though residents
take care to make it appear as if someone is home, he said.
Guns, cash and jewelry are the preferred targets, as other items have been
“I’ve been here for 22 years, and we haven’t had a problem for 21 years,” he
One neighbor had their home burglarized while they were at church, Jensen
said, adding that indicated to him the burglars are local residents who
watch carefully for an opportunity to strike.
“I’m sure these people have knocked on other doors and found somebody was
home,” he said. “Anyone should be suspicious of somebody doing that.”
Anyone with information on these break-ins should contact the Henderson
County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies Mitch Baker and Powell Floyd are
investigating these incidents, Jensen said.
Jensen added local residents were working to organize a Crime Watch group in