On August 9th, 2019 the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public to an active felony warrant on Charles Trent Parrish for the offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after he eluded capture the previous night.
On August 10th, 2019 Hunt County Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip that Mr. Parrish was hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Monroe Street in Commerce Texas. The Commerce Police Department was notified of this tip and responded to the location where Mr. Parrish was taken into custody without incident.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “I want to thank for the public for the tips that came in to Hunt County Crime Stoppers in the search for this violent offender. I also want to commend Lt. Clark with the Commerce Police Department for taking swift action to make sure that Mr. Parrish was taken into custody without further incident”.
On July 1, 2019 Hunt County Theft Reports shared a post of a stolen tractor from the Houston County area near Grapeland, Texas. The tractor was reported stolen on June 28, 2019 from the area of CR 2300 & CR 2310 in Houston County
Today 8/1/2019 someone notified one of the Hunt County investigators that they had information on the stolen tractor which they saw posted on #HCTR. Constable Terry Jones & Investigator Kenneth Peters went to the location on CR 4513 in Commerce, that was giving by the tipster. Behind the barn sat the stolen 2004 John Deere Tractor. The tractor appeared to be in working condition, other than a front flat tire.
Benson Brothers Wrecker Service was called to the scene to impound the tractor for the Hunt County Sheriffs Office.
We would first off like to give a shout out to the tipster that gave the tip leading to the recovery of this stolen tractor. Second we would like to give a big thank you to Terry Jones & Kenneth Peters with the Hunt County Sheriffs Department for always finding this equipment that comes up missing from our hard working farmers.
So always thank twice before bringing stolen equipment into Hunt County, We have topnotch investigators that get the job done.
Police were dispatched to 925 Bois d’Arc Street just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night on a call of a home invasion robbery.
Shortly after, officers were notified of a male that had arrived at the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center in Commerce with a gunshot wound.
Officers made scene to the hospital to investigate the situation at the Commerce E.R. That is when they suspected the subject who was shot to be involved in the robbery. Later the brother of the shot suspect showed up to the Commerce E.R and was detained by police for suspected involvement in the robbery as well.
Officers got information on the vehicle that was used during the robbery, recovering it from the 1600 block of Campbell St. Officers were able to also arrest another suspect while recovering the car, who is believed to have played a part in the robbery also.
The subject who was shot was flown to a Plano area hospital where he passed away from his wounds
Commerce P.D and The Texas Rangers are searching for one more individual who was involved. That name was not released
As for the 2 that are in custody, they have been charged with aggravated robbery.
A pursuit coming in from Delta County came to a stop inside Hunt County in the parking lot of Benson Brothers Wrecker Service.
Unknown on the exact details at this time, but we do know a pursuit started in Delta County with Commerce assisting in making the stop. DPS, Delta County S.O, Hunt County S.O & Commerce P.D are all on scene at this time.
Hunt County EMS along with Commerce & Ladonia Fire units were dispatched to Hwy 50 near the Fannin County line this afternoon, for a major single vehicle accident, that sent two occupants of the vehicle to the hospital.
Units arrived on scene reporting a single vehicle with major damage. After checking out the scene, two patients were found to have been inside the vehicle that needed medical attention, one in critical condition, as called out over the radio. Hunt County EMS responded with 2 units eventually both units transporting Priority one to the hospital.
DPS arrived on scene to conduct their accident report, eventually calling the wrecker to remove the vehicle from the ditch. Ladonia Fire units cleared up, opening up both lanes of Hwy 50.
At this time it is unknown how many occupants were inside the vehicle, or how this accident occurred. No names have been released
We have recieved multiple messages about Dr. Shenequa C. Miller being placed on leave.
We have been told she was placed on leave April 17, 2019. At this time the reason behind the investigation is unknown. No reports if it’s a school investigation or legal investigation.
Dr. Miller has been the Commerce Middle School Principal since 2016 and has 23+ years in education.
From commerce ISD page that Dr. Miller posted:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Commerce Middle School (CMS)! I am honored to serve as the Principal of this wonderful campus, within a growing district, and in the family-oriented city of Commerce. My name is Dr. Shenequa C. Miller, and this is my 3rd year as Principal at CMS and 22nd year in education.
Students and parents expect the best, and the faculty and staff of Commerce Middle School is dedicated to high expectations for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All students are important and valued on our campus each and every day. Educational growth has no limit,and our teachers and staff give 200% to serve students, parents, and the community alike.
We are elated to have you and your child(ren) to be part of an amazing, caring school, such as Commerce Middle School. Again Welcome!
We have reached out to employees of the Walmart in Commerce Texas with what weve been told that they will no longer be a 24 hour store. They did confirm with us that they will be closing at 1:00 am instead of being a 24 hour store. The exact date wasnt really sure but could be sometime between April 26-30.