Sunday, June 27, 2010

     

 

  Man stabbed at car wash
Monitor Staff Reports
PAYNE SPRINGS–The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the stabbing of a Log Cabin man at a car wash in Payne Springs.
Dennis Killy, 44, was treated in the emergency room for two stab wounds June 17.
Killy told investigator Kalon Rollins that he was washing his vehicle at the car wash on State Highway 198 when a man he didn’t know approached him from behind and demanded money, then stabbed him.
The suspect fled the scene on foot empty-handed. The whole incident took only a matter of moments, Killy said.
When law enforcement arrived, officers conducted a search of the building and surrounding areas of the self-clean car wash without apprehending the suspect.
Payne Springs officer Kenny Boyle was the first one on the scene and assisted deputies in preserving the crime scene.
Killy was first treated at the ER in Gun Barrel City and was later transported by EMS to the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler for further treatment.
Investigators are currently following up on leads.
Anyone with information about this incident is directed to call CrimeStoppers at (903) 675-TIPS (8477).

 

Malakoff youths indicted for Aggravated Robbery
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Four young Malakoff men were indicted for Aggravated Robbery by the Henderson County Grand Jury during a June 8 session.
Jackie Lynn Coleman Jr., 21, Steven DeWayne Ramsour, 21, Justin Durrell Thomas, 19, and DeMarken Kacy Crawford, 19, all black males, were indicted for Aggravated Robbery in connection with an April 14 incident at the Victoria Place Apartments in Athens.
According to Athens Police Department reports, the four young men were meeting that evening with a resident identified as Kody Durham to purchase a dog.
During the discussion, the four men rushed Durham, and one of them displayed a black handgun, forcing Durham to turn over an unspecified amount of cash before the group left.
Each defendant’s indictment charged “while committing the theft of property and with intent to obtain or maintain control of said property, intentionally and knowingly threaten or place Kody Durham in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, and the defendant did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, to-wit: a firearm.”
All of the four youths had close ties with Malakoff schools, and a threat of violence against a specific high school student prompted Malakoff superintendent Dr. John Spies to declare a district-wide lockdown.
The school lockdown lasted for about 90 minutes (from noon until 1:30 p.m.), until officials determined the threat was unfounded.
Each of the four young men were arrested within a couple of days after the incident, according to Athens police reports.
The robbery indictments were among 59 True Bills returned by the grand jury, according to information released by District Attorney Scott McKee’s office early Monday.
Indictments were also returned against:
• Chester Ray Turner, w/m (white male), 33, from Eustace, indicted for Sexual Assault.
• Matthew Elliot Moore, w/m, 26, from Chandler, indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
• James Arlie Hampton, w/m, 38, from Athens, indicted for Abandoning/Endangering a Child; also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Mandy Leigh Hampton, w/f (white female), 37, from Athens, indicted for Abandoning/Endangering a Child; also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Jeffrey Dale Woolverton, w/m, 44, from Tyler, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Holly Nicole Herr-Estell, w/f, 35, from Malakoff, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Tierra Love Cloud, b/f (black female), 22, from Athens, indicted for Securing Execution of a Document by Deception.
• Tina Lee Johnson, w/f, 25, from Athens, indicted for Forgery by Passing.
• Randy Lee Moore, w/m, 19, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information/Credit Card Abuse.
• Jerry Don Tobey, w/m, 34, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements.
• Tammi Nicole Perez, w/f, 29, from Kemp, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Kyle Justin Morton, w/m, 19, from Eustace, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Jackie Marteze Guthrie, also known as Jackie Martez Guthrie, b/m, 20, Frankston, indicted for Burglary of Habitation.
• John Richard Fox, w/m, 50, from Kaufman, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Bobby Joyce Colvin, also known as Bobby Parker Colvin, w/f, 50, from Kaufman, indicted for Theft with Two Prior Convictions.
• Jasmine Nicole Woods, w/f, 20, from Dallas, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Mark Wayne Davis, w/m, 43, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of Marijuana.
• Prudencio Carvillo Hernandez, w/m, 38, from Jacksonville, indicted for Theft of Service over $1,500.
• Tracey Wayne Hipp, w/m, 43, from Athens, indicted for Theft of Copper Wire (five indictments).
• Lisa Renea Turner, w/f, 35, from Athens, indicted for Theft of Copper Wire (five indictments).
• Jesse Wayne Murrey, also known as Jesse Wayne Murray, w/m, 40, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.
• Randy Bryan Buchanan, also known as Randy Boyan Buchanan, w/m, 43, from Mabank, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Shawn Edward Bigley, w/m, 34, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver/Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Danny Wayne Worthy, also known as Bradley Allen Mitchell, w/m, 31, Broken Bow, Okla., indicted for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
• Jonathan Levi Baublet, also known as Jonathan Baublet Levi, w/m, 28, from Larue, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• David Paul Lancaster, w/m, 48, from Malakoff, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver/Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Leslie Juanama Hipp, also known as Leslie Juanama Barton, w/f, 54, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Tampering with Physical Evidence.
• Yolanda Evette Ludd, b/f, 38, from Dallas, indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information/Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information.
• Brandi Scott Blackburn, w/f, 28, from Mabank, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• William David Hux II, w/m, 36, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Tyler Blaise Walker, w/m, 19, from Athens, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Samuel Devon Donnell, b/m, 29, from Athens, indicted for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
• Roy Glenn Hyde, w/m, 42, from Mabank, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Kevin Peter Maiertsch, w/m, 27, from Athens, indicted for Credit/Debit Card Abuse.
• Megan Renee Schultz, w/f, 20, Mabank, indicted for Forgery by Passing (five indictments).
• David Lee Stamper, w/m, 26, from Seven Points, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Nicholas Allen Ballew, w/m, 20, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation; also indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Eddie DeWayne Coleman, b/m, 28, from Canton, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Michael Darrell Wideman, also known as Michael Derrell Wideman, b/m, 23, from Arlington, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Justin Patrick Criner, b/m, 35, from Larue, indicted for Theft from a Person.

 

 

Music, fun, food, fireworks set for GBC July 4th Festival
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–In the past, Gun Barrel City’s Fourth of July Festival has consisted of vendor booths and a fireworks display.
This year, the city stepped it up and organized a “Concert in the Park,” featuring four up-and-coming bands – Bart Crow, Johnny Cooper, No Justice and Derek Sholl. They will entertain you for hours, after which the fireworks display will light up the sky.
Gates will open at 3 p.m., with the first concert starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at City Hall for $10 until Friday, July 2. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $15, with children 5 and under admitted free. All military/veterans are free with proper identification.
Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on! Canopy tents will be allowed towards the back of the concert arena, so as not to obstruct anyone’s view. No coolers are allowed.
Booths for arts and crafts will be set up outside the entrance to the concert arena and will include Scentsy candles, chunky jewelry, Beautification Committee cookbooks, purses, flip flops, a Presley Reed fundraiser booth and more.
Also, there will be a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids, as well as plenty of good food.
You’ll find food vendor booths selling burgers, hot dogs, corny dogs, nachos, chopped beef sandwiches, sausages-on-a-stick, Cajun pulled pork sandwiches, gumbo, smoked chicken quesadillas, catfish and snowcones. Water, sodas and beer will also be sold.
The city’s main goal is to get people to Gun Barrel City, to stay in the city’s hotels, shop in the city’s stores and eat in the city’s restaurants – to make Gun Barrel City be the place to be on July 4th weekend – not only this year but for years to come!
This is also an opportunity to help our community. Rita’s Club has a scholarship program which benefits Mabank, Eustace, Kemp, Malakoff and Trinidad schools. With the sale of beverages at the July 4 Festival, Rita’s Club will give a student from each school a $1,000 scholarship.
Event T-shirts will be sold for $12, and all proceeds will go to Matthew Muse’s Fight Against Autism Fund.
Matthew was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy seems to give children the most improvement. This therapy helps Matthew “Learn How to Learn,” and he has shown amazing progress.
All proceeds, after expenses, from July Fest will go towards the Gun Barrel City Miracle League, which is a ball field for those with disabilities, along with a proposed new Senior/Youth Center.
Planners have strived to make this event affordable and fun for everyone, and hope you enjoy this event as much as they have enjoyed organizing it for you!
Visit the event website at www.gunbarrelcityfestivals.net for all the details.

 



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