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.
Darious Dozier has been identified as last night’s victim of the fatality motorcycle accident. Dozier served Honorably with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division as a forward observer (13F) he was an outstanding soldier, a loving father, an outdoorsman, expert rider, and an activist for fellow veterans in his community. Funeral services are to be determined.The family asks for prayers and also for riders and drivers alike to be aware and cautious. This beautiful weather brings out the bikes and trikes and we all deserve to be safe. Please wear your helmets and ride safe.
Darious Dozierhe leaves behind a wife and 2 young kids.A friend of Darious leaves us with this message:”
Dozier was a Army Combat Veteran, my best friend. We served a tour in Afghanistan together in 2010. He bought his home in Greenville last year, I closed on mine 2 weeks later. He was an expert level rider. He will be truly missed.”
Emergency personnel have been busy over the weekend in Hunt County.
On Friday night Hunt County EMS along with Caddo Mills Fire responded to the area of I-30 near mile marker 89 for reports of a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival units found the bike and rider in the ditch. Reports from one caller were the bike hit a Coyote causing the motorcycle to wreck, this has yet to be confirmed. Unfortunately the rider passed away from his injuries.
On Saturday Hunt County EMS along with Greenville Fire were dispatched to the area of I-30 service road near Joe Gibsons for reports of another biker down. Upon arrival the biker was Unconscious but breathing, AirEvac out of Greenville was put on standby. Sadly once the helicopter was launched EMS stated that CPR was in progress, later finding out that this rider passed away from their injuries also.
It is exactly unknown at this time besides the initial dispatch, on what exactly caused either accident, as that is still being investigated.
We want to give our condolences to both families, and all involved in these over the weekend fatality accidents.
On October 13th, at approximately 3:50 p.m. Deputies with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 10700 block of Maplewood Drive in regards to a shooting call.
During the course of the initial investigation it was determined that a dispute between neighbors had escalated to one of the subjects shooting and striking a person in the leg. The suspect, who is identified as Christopher Lee Canington, 36 year old male from Wills Point Texas, was detained. The victim was located a short time later with a gunshot to the upper leg. Deputy Hunter Hall immediately applied his Sheriff’s Office issued tourniquet until AMR could make scene.
Mr. Canington was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and transported to the Hunt County Detention Center. The victim was transported by AMR to a local hospital for his injury and his condition is not known as of this press release.
Mr. Canington was arraigned earlier today and bond has been set at $150,000
Sheriff Meeks stated: “I believe that everyone recalls that horrible night when 5 Dallas officers were killed but one of things that came out of that tragedy was for officers to carry tourniquets on their duty belts. I commend Deputy Hunter Hall with the quick thinking to care for the victim while he was waiting on AMR. I would also like to thank the Quinlan and West Tawakoni Police Departments for assisting us on this call”.
In the early morning hours on Wednesday morning, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics raid in the 100 block of CR1048 in Celeste. Four felony warrants were served. A firearm was seized along with approximately 228 grams of methamphetamines.
Five subjects were taken into custody.
John Frank Chesne 31 of Celeste was arrested on a Failed to Maintain Financial Responsibility warrant and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group #1 >4<200 grams.
Lacy Hamm 31 of Celeste was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Bryan Wayne Butler 36 of Greenville was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group #1 >4<200 grams.
Randall Scott Hughes 56 of Celeste was arrested for a Parole Violation and for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group #1 >4<2oo grams.
Stephanie Lynn Baldridge 39 of Celeste was arrested on three felony warrants out of Collin County.
“I want to thank the Greenville Police Department, the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, the Bonham Police Department and Constable Terry Jones in their assistance in running this investigations into the arrests of these persons. Once again, we continue our war on illegal narcotics in Hunt County and we are working every day on curtailing these kind of activities. So, if you are dealing narcotics within the County of Hunt, I suggest that you go somewhere else!”
The Denton Police Department, in conjunction with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying human remains they can’t ID through investigative methods.
The remains were found in March 2019 in the 5600 block of E. McKinney St.
Based on examination from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the remains are believed to be that of a Caucasian male between the ages of 60 and 80 years old. It is believed he was large in stature and had previously had a spinal surgery.
The Medical Examiner believes that the male had been deceased for at least a year.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Detective Tommy Potts at (940) 349-8144.
Around 6:19 this morning HCEMS, GPD and GFD responded to the area on 69 and 380 for a reported Auto vs PED. Once on scene units found 1 person on the ground. GPD requested HCEMS over the radio to have a helicopter on standby.
HCEMS supervisor arrived on scene and requested a helicopter seconds of making scene. AirEvac 67 declined due to weather, PHI med 2 also declined to weather. Carflite 4 was launched to the scene. PT was eventually transported by ground ambulances due to CPR in progress
The area was worked by first responders for a long period of time for an investigation. At this time we don’t have a condition of the PT. We will put in a request to GPD PIO.
After much prayer and thought, I have decided to not see reelection for the position of Hunt County Sheriff. On Wednesday I met with approximately 150 employees of my Hunt County Sheriff’s Office family and announced the news to them. I have been honored to serve the citizens of Hunt County for 36 years. I served as Constable Pct. 1 for 24 years and for the last 12 years I have served as Hunt County Sheriff.
I will officially retire on December 31, 2020 as my third term as Sheriff expires. I have worked with some of the finest folks that I have ever been in contact with. Their dedication to the citizens of Hunt County and to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is beyond belief. Most of them could go somewhere else and make more money, but their loyalty and wanting to see Hunt County a better place keeps them here. To the employees of the Sheriff’s Office, I cannot thank you enough. You truly are dedicated, respected, and experienced.
We have accomplished a lot over the twelve years since I took office. Even as I write this, we are preparing another knock down of a local drug dealer. Our war on drugs continue and it will as long as I am Sheriff of Hunt County. We were successful in the first few months of my administration in shutting down the local game rooms. I am proud of the accomplishments that were made during my term as Sheriff. Once again, I must give the credit to the men and women that work for the Sheriff’s Office.
The decision to retire was a difficult one to make. The needs of my family were foremost in my decision to retire. It has been a good run and I am looking forward to what God has for me in the future.
I want to thank the citizens of Hunt County for allowing me to serve them first as Constable and as your Sheriff. It has truly been an honor.
On August 15, 2019 at approximately 10:15 A.M., a Cumby Police Officer was physically assaulted and the suspect fled in a vehicle westbound I-30.
The suspect in an attempt to elude police wrecked his vehicle in the area of I-30 and Erby Campbell Blvd. The suspect fled on foot to Walmart. Information obtained from the Cumby officer indicated that the suspect was armed with a pistol.
Royse City, Rockwall County Sheriff Deputies, along with DPS Troopers set up a perimeter. Walmart employees and citizens were evacuated from the store. A search of the facility along with the assistance of a Police K-9 found the suspect hiding inside.
The suspect was taken into custody and no citizens or law enforcement were injured. Thank you everyone for your cooperation during this chaotic situation. The public’s safety is always paramount.