Remains of an individual suspected to be those of Randall McDougal, 63, of El Dorado, have been recovered from the site of an explosion that occurred earlier today along U.S. Highway 278 west of Camden east of the Nevada – Ouachita county line near Arkansas Highway 57. The Arkansas State Police has requested the human remains to be examined for positive identification by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory.
State troopers have learned that McDougal was employed by Blann Trucking Company of Hampton, the owner of the vehicle that was carrying ammonium nitrate from El Dorado to Texarkana.
Area fire department personnel were notified about 6:40 AM today that the truck brakes of the commercial carrier truck believed to be driven by McDougal were on fire and the driver was attempting to extinguish the blaze.
The first fire department personnel on the scene had begun to evacuate residents who live in the area and reportedly witnessed McDougal return to the truck when it exploded.
The roadway remains closed as the result of a large hole caused by the explosion that stretches across the highway.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of police K-9 “Rex”. Rex’s health had been rapidly declining for the three months prior to his death after he was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Although Rex was prescribed with an aggressive medical regimen, his body failed to respond to the treatments. On March 25, 2019, the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize Rex. Officer Robert Pemberton, who is the K-9 handler for the department, said: “It was apparent that Rex was suffering and his quality of life could no longer be preserved.” Rex, who was born in June of 2010, served as the Greenville Police Department’s K-9 since December of 2012. Rex passed away surrounded by his human family and he will be missed.
Curtis Wayne Gray Jr. Is in police custody after he led Greenville P.D and assisting agencies on a high speed chase Saturday evening.
Police chase started in Greenville and ended in the outskirts of Celeste. Subject then bailed out of the vehicle. DPS Helicopter 101 was called to the area to help assist with the search. Gray was eventually located and taken into custody without further incident.
Gray was booked into the Hunt County Jail on charges of, Evading Arrest With Vehicle, and had charges out of Fannin County for, Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse Elderly; Fraud Use Of Possession Indent Info/Elderly Individual.
Irving Fire Blocker 8 did it’s job this A.M. on a highway accident scene. While blocking to protect Irving PD personnel as they investigated an earlier accident, Blocker 8 was struck and destroyed by another vehicle. All first responders were protected.
At&t services are still down this morning. Hunt & Fannin Counties are among the few who are having issues.
The problem most people are having is the phone not placing outgoing calls. A lot of At&t customers are stating “it rings one time and just hangs up.” We have had a few of our other followers state they are with different carries and also having the issue, although the majority are saying At&t.
Randy Meeks with the Hunt County Sheriffs Office released a statement on Friday, stating this is affecting citizens from calling 911, if they had an emergency. At&t has been made aware of the problem and are working to get it corrected.
Remember if you catch yourself in an emergency and can not call 911, you can TEXT 911. It works the same as texting your bestfriend. A dispatch will message you back, once you request the help by texting the number “911”.
We are watching the outage maps and will update once services are back up and rolling for our area.
The Wolfe City Police Department and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office
have been made aware of a phone issue in and around Wolfe City Texas.
It has been reported that several people have not been able to call out
using land lines and cell phones, this includes making calls to 911. At the
moment it appears that this is an AT&T issue for cell phones and land lines
and Wolfe City Police Chief Mat Martin is communicating with them to try
and get this matter resolved.
Chief Martin has requested if you have a police, fire or medical emergency
and you cannot call 911 to come to city hall located at 101 Main Street
Wolfe City Texas.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office 911 center has been checked and it is
operational and not experiencing any outages.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “At the moment this incident appears isolated to
Wolfe City and AT&T and we are monitoring our systems to make sure it
does not expand beyond that area. If it does we will update the public as
soon as possible”.
On Saturday March 2nd, 2019, thieves stole two Compact Tracked Loaders from a job site in the 3900 block of E Overton Road, Dallas, Texas. The Takeuchi TL-10, serial 20100136, was recovered but the below described Kubota SVL-75-2 is still missing.
Please forward this alert to anyone that may encounter the machine and investigators working on similar thefts. Dallas Police incident: 043716-2019
Fannin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance regarding the
whereabouts of Helen Ashley Hamm. We are continuing to investigate this
as a missing person case. She has not been seen or heard from since
February 18, 2019 and was last known to be at a home in Fannin County
between Leonard and Trenton.
Ashley is a diabetic and may be
without her necessary medication. Ashley had a scheduled court date in
Grayson county and as a result, a warrant was issued for her arrest when
she did not appear. We do not believe that she is trying to avoid
If you have any information about her whereabouts or
what may have happened to her please notify the Fannin County Sheriff’s
Office at 903-583-2143. There is a reward being offered by her family as
well as a Crime Stoppers reward.
Please come forward with any information that you may have and help this family!!!!