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Child Reportedly Handcuffed In Backseat Of A Car In Royse City Found Safe

UPDATE: The child has been located and is safe at this time. 12:35 A.M.

We would like to thank all of the agencies who responded to this incident so quickly and assisted in locating this child, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, Fate DPS, Royse City FD, and all the members of the Northeast Texas Child Abduction Response Team. As the saying goes, its takes a village. We couldn’t do it without everyone’s help. God bless you all.

On this date at approximately 9:56 PM, Royse City Officers were dispatched to 7000 W I-30, Cypress Creek Apartments in reference to a possible abduction. Upon arrival, officers were told that a w/m, approximately 60 years of age, balding hair line was seen handcuffing what appeared to be a small child in the front passenger seat of a car.

The reporting party states that the child appeared to be 7-8 years of age, w/f, with brown straight hair. The male subject was observed pushing the child by her head down as the vehicle was leaving the complex. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark blue or black in color BMW 4-Dr sedan.

Anyone with any information of tonight’s incident, please contact our dispatch at 972-204-7001, Rockwall Sheriff’s Office.

Lubbock Firefighters And Officer Killed While Working Traffic Accident

While working a northbound I-27 traffic accident this morning at Drew Street; a southbound vehicle lost control, crossed the median and struck two firefighters and one police officer.

Transported and pronounced dead at the hospital was Lieutenant David Eric Hill, age 39. Lt. Hill began his career with LFR on August 17th, 2009 and had just recently celebrated 10 years of service to the citizens of Lubbock. Eric had promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on July 6th, 2019. Firefighter
Matthew Kenneth Dawson, age 30, joined LFR on June 2nd, 2014 and has been serving the Lubbock community for 5 years. Firefighter Dawson remains in surgery and in critical condition at this time. Please join us in keeping these families and our LFR family in your thoughts and prayers.

Free Active Shooter Course Being Held In Hunt County

Active Shooter Course

Free to Public

Sheriff Randy Meeks wants to invite everyone to attend the free program “A public shooter in the making Mindset of an Active Shooter on the following date and time.

Date: February 22nd, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

Location: The Church at River Oaks

5903 Joe Ramsey Blvd. Greenville TX 75402

This program is beneficial for any church wishing to put a security team in place and businesses that want to better train their employees on what to look for and how to report suspicious activity.  

Sheriff Meeks stated: “It is sad that we live in a day and time that we have to be alert in our places of worship. However, recent events have shown that we must constantly be vigilant in our daily lives and I believe that this program will teach our citizens how to prepare themselves”. 

Randy Meeks  

Actor Gary Busey's Ex-Wife passes away after being found unresponsive in hunt county jail cell

Inmate Death in Custody

On November 3 rd , 2019 the Quinlan Police Department arrested Tiani Warden for the offense of Public Intoxication and booked her into the Hunt County Detention Center.

On November 4 th , 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Ms. Warden was found unresponsive in her cell. The Detention Officers and Medical Staff on duty immediately began life saving measures until AMR arrived
on scene and took over. Ms. Warden was transported by AMR to Hunt Regional Medical Center continuing life saving measures during transport. Unfortunately, Ms. Warden was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

(Original Caption) Gary Busey with his wife Tiani Warden. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Ms. Warden was 52 years of age and resided in Greenville, Texas.
Justice of the Peace Wayne Money conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy and the results of that autopsy indicate the cause of death as “accident”.

Sheriff Meeks stated: “First and foremost my thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tiani Warden during a very difficult. I want to commend the Detention Officers that did everything they could to
revive Tiani Warden and following their training and protocols put in place”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Dallas P.D Asking For Information Regarding A Deceased Infant Found

On December 28, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Child Abuse detectives were contacted by a Special Investigator with Child Protective Services regarding a welfare check on a 3 week old infant at a motel in the 8300 block of South Lancaster Road.

Upon further investigation, detectives located the male infant inside a cooler within the motel room. We are awaiting a determination from the Dallas County Medical Examiner as to a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and is documented on case number 259799-2019.

Anyone with information may contact Detective Corey Foreman or Sgt. Vaughn at 214-275-1300.

Two killed, 1 critically injured in Fort Worth Church Shooting

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Two people were killed and another is in critical condition Sunday morning after a shooting at a Texas church.

The shooting took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement near Fort Worth, KTVT said in a tweet.

MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty told The Dallas Morning News that one person died at the scene of the shooting, one person died en route to a hospital, and another person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 1:40 p.m. EST Dec. 29: According to KTVT a witness said the gunman walked up to a server during communion and opened fire. According to the witness, another church member shot the suspect.

“It was the most scariest thing. You feel like your life is flashing before you. I was so worried about my little one,” Isabel Arreola told the television station.

Update 1:13 p.m. EST Dec. 29: The church was live-streaming its service at the time of the attack, according to WFAA. Parishioners at the mostly full church appeared to duck behind pews and covered their heads, according to the livestream.

The suspected shooter was among the people taken to the hospital, authorities said.

Original report: Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, Mike Drivdahl, said the agency sent out an “active threat” assignment about 11:30 a.m. local time, the newspaper reported.

Winnsboro Man Accused Of Trying To Escape From Hopkins County Jail…

Coy Wayne Wells Age 53

Coy Wayne Wells, 53, of Winnsboro was arrested by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies on County Road 2398 between Pickton and Winnsboro at 9:52 a.m. Friday.

Deputies were responding to a disturbance at the location. At 9:24 a.m. A woman reported her husband showed up at the residence swinging a knife and an axe handle, according to call logs…. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with Mr Wells, who allegedly failed to comply with instructions to stop driving off through a pasture in a 2020 Ford F-150 while, fleeing back to the residence where the disturbance was reported…..

Deputies reportedly pursued Wells into the residence. Wells was taken into custody…

During an inventory of the vehicle before it was impounded, deputies reportedly located a firearm in the bed of the truck. Records check revealed that Mr, Wells was A convicted felon, Wells was arrested for possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in 2017, Upon further investigation, deputies reportedly determined Wells had committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon…

Upon arrival at the jail, deputies reportedly discovered Wells was in possession of 87.58 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Arrest reports did not specify whether the prohibited substance was found on his person or in his truck….

Coy Wayne Wells is also accused of jail escape in Hopkins County. He was in custody in less than a minute, after trying to escape according to one of the Hopkins County Sheriffs…

Wells walked out the book-in exit with jail trusties… attempting to escape by walking out of the sally port , Wells was able to make it Northbound on the sidewalk, where deputies were able to place him back into custody.

Overnight Pursuit Starting In Caddo Mills Ends In Rockwall County

An overnight pursuit that started in Caddo Mills on I-30 Eastbound ends in Rockwall County Of Highway 205.

Overnight, Caddo Mills P.D attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle, once lighting the vehicle up attempting the traffic stop, the vehicle took off with speeds reaching 100mph. The chase started on I-30 Eastbound with the vehicle turning around at FM 1903 and heading back Westbound towards Rockwall.

Rockwall P.D was notified of the chase coming into their County, the pursued vehicle turned onto FM 2642 Northbound headed towards Highway 66, nearing 66 DPS Helicopter 101 caught up with the chase and started calling the pursuit for the ground units.

With K-9 moving to the front of the pursuit setting up for take down once the vehicle came to a stop, the pursuit continued on with Rockwall units attempting spikes near John King BLVD.

Once spiked the vehicle slowed down eventually coming to a stop on State Highway 205 in Rockwall. A felony traffic stop then took place, where the occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.

No injuries were reported with this incident. Good job to all officers involved in this pursuit, and great job bringing this pursuit to a safe ending.

Gregg County Inmate Escapes Thru Brick Wall

GREGG COUNTY, Texas – An inmate has escaped the Gregg County Jail, the sheriff said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office is investigating an inmate escape from the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office South Jail facility. Inmate Jace Martin Laws, 34, of Gladewater carved out portions of the brick in the Gregg County South Jail, gaining access to the building infrastructure, and making his way to the exterior Gregg County Courthouse, the sheriff said.

Jace Laws is a white male who is approximately six feet tall, and weighs about 150 pounds. Laws has brown hair and brown eyes. Laws was being held in the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Jail after being sentenced on two counts of Assault on a Police Officer in the 188th District Court, totaling 70 years in the TDCJ.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Investigators believe Jace Laws may be in the Marion County area around Lake of the Pines. investigators have learned Inmate Laws is possibly dressed in dark clothing and may have taken steps to alter his appearance by shaving his head.

If anyone has information as to the location of Inmate Laws, please call your local law enforcement immediately. Do not approach or apprehend him.

The sheriff also says that visitation at the Gregg County Jail facilities is canceled for Thursday night.

Overnight Manhunt Terminated After Officers Couldn't Locate Wanted Subject Clyde Joe Logan

Officers with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS & Caddo Mills P.D searched several hours overnight, for a subject who took off running from a vehicle.

Clyde Joe Logan, who is wanted for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ DEADLY WEAPON was in a vehicle officers attempted to pull over, as the vehicle came to a stop, Logan took off running from the stopped vehicle into a very wooded area, evading arrest from the on scene officer(s).

DPS helicopter 101 along with the TDC Prison Dogs were called in to the scene to assist with the search. The dogs nor the helicopter were able to locate Logan.

The search was called off a little after 2:00AM this morning, Officers will still be searching the County for Clyde Joe Logan until he is in custody. There is said to be no threat to the public from this wanted individual.

Clyde Joe Logan

If you know the whereabouts of Clyde Joe Logan or have information that will help lead to his arrest, contact the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department @ 903-453-6800 or contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

Infant Suffocates In Plastic Bag As Family Slept, Harris County Sheriff Says

An infant died early Tuesday in northeast Harris County after falling into an open plastic bag and suffocating, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The 3-month-old was being watched by a grandmother while the child’s mother was working an overnight shift at a nearby restaurant, Gonzalez said during a news briefing. The grandmother told investigators she laid the baby down for the night on the living room floor and went to sleep around midnight, Gonzalez said.

At some point during the night, a young family member moved the child to a mattress on the floor of a bedroom, Gonzalez said. The infant wiggled around and fell off the mattress into a plastic shopping bag, Gonzalez said.

 Deputies were called to the home, in the 14800 block of Shottery Drive, around 4:30 a.m. and found the infant dead, Gonzalez said.

“Sad way to start Christmas Eve,” Gonzalez said in a tweet announcing the investigation.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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