Tag Archives: Hunt County Texas

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.

Overnight Robbery At Quicker Liquor In Neylandville

On December 19th, 2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Officer received a call of an armed robbery at the Quicker Liquor store located in the 7200 block of SH 224. 

Upon arrival at the scene deputies were informed that a male suspect entered the store wearing heavy black coat with a hood pulled over his head, wearing tan khaki pants and had a large hunt knife attached to his belt.  The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded the money as he pulled his jacket back to show the knife still in the sheath. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.  

A perimeter was set up around the business and a K9 tracking team was called in to attempt to locate the suspect.  The search was unsuccessful and the suspect remains at large. 

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I am thankful that no one was injured during this robbery and I encourage anyone that may know who this is to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Hunt County Crime Stoppers”.

If you have information on this crime or any other crime you can call Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929 or send the information via the P3 app and you will remain anonymous.  If the tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Shooter Still At Large Nearly 2 Months After The Party Venue Shooting

Nearly 2 months after the deadly shooting which occurred at the Party Venue In Greenville, & The shooter is still at large.

A large gathering of up to 750 people or more attended a party at the Party Venue off Highway 380 on the night of October 27, 2019. Several of the attendees were students of the Texas A&M-Commerce School. What was suppose to be a costume/homecoming party tuned into a night of terror for all there.

Somewhere around Midnight, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call about cars being parked along the side of Highway 380 in an unsafe manor. Caller stated the vehicles were parking on the shoulder of the road with party goers walking in the lanes of travel, almost getting hit by passing cars. Hunt County sends an officer to check out the situation. Upon officers arrival he announces over the radio he needs AMR to respond as someone had been shot at the party. Hunt County EMS along with Caddo Mills Fire & Greenville Fire units are the first to respond, including backup for the officer.

As the officer that was already on scene provides help for the wounded, he calls in over the radio that he believes more victims are possibly down inside the Venue. While the officer calls this out over the police radio, you can hear screaming from terrified party goers as they scramble to get away from the shooting. As more officers arrive on scene they request more ambulances for other victims, eventually organizing a triage for victims to be treated until transported to the hospital.

Several agencies we called in to assist including the FBI. Investigators canvased the area thru the early morning looking for evidence that the shooter may have left behind. The Hunt County Sheriffs Office eventually gave a press release asking for assistance from the party goers, asking if anyone seen anything, that may be helpful to their investigation to speak up. The Sheriffs office received little to no help from the few tips that were turned in.

A tip turned into the Hunt County Sheriffs Office led detectives to Brandon Gonzalez as the possible shooter. Gonzalez was located and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on 2 counts of capital murder. After a few days in jail, Gonzalez was released for lack of evidence, and lack of cooperation from the witness that came forward.

Gonzalez had several supporters saying he wasn’t the shooter. Supporters even held a march which started at the Hunt County Detention Center, leading thru the downtown streets of Greenville Ending back at the Hunt County Jail. When Gonzalez was released he was greeted by family and the media, with little to say about the shooting, only that he was innocent and was glad to be out of jail. Since his release Gonzalez has filled a wrongful arrest suit against the County.

Since Gonzalez was released, there has been nothing spoken of this case. Many of the Hunt County Residents are on edge, due to the fact there is still a shooter on the loose. We get many messages a week asking on the status of this shooting. As of December 18, 2019 we here at HCTR know as much as the community does. We pray daily that someone speaks up to help officers make an arrest before this heartless killer strikes again. Continue to pray for the victims who lost their lives that night, and pray that justice is served

If you were present at the Party Venue or have any information regarding this case, please contact the Hunt County Sherriff’s Office at 903-408-6800, or to remain anonymous you may contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

An Early Morning Accident On Friday In The Commerce Area Claims The Life Of One

12/14/2019- Hunt County EMS along with Commerce Fire & Wolfe City Fire units responded to a major motor vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 11 near FM 1563 in the Fairlie area.

Units arrived on scene advising this would be a 18 wheeler VS a vehicle with major damage. First Responders quickly started checking on patients reporting the patient in the pickup truck to be deceased. The driver of the 18 wheeler was transported to a local hospital, with minor injuries.

Texas DPS was called to the scene for an investigation, while Highway 11 was closed for several hours Friday morning. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

We would like to offer prayers for the families and first responders affected by this accident.

2 Arrested After Pursuit Ends In Sulphur Springs

Auto Theft Investigator Kenneth Peters came across this vehicle, which is stolen in the Hunt County Area. While waiting for backup, The Hunt County Officer made it to the Hopkins County line where a pursuit started. Hopkins, Hunt & DPS Officer pursued vehicle before it wrecked out in front of the Sulphur Springs Burger King by Hopkins County Officers

Good work to all involved.

Overnight Shooting In Commerce Sends One To Hospital Via Air Helicopter.

From the information we have obtained at this time, The Commerce Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Locust St late yesterday evening for a reports of a subject who had been shot.

Commerce officers arrived on scene clearing the way for Fire & EMS to make scene to assist the patient. EMS assessed the patient, eventually launching medical helicopter. AirEvac 67 out of Greenville made scene to transport the patient to a Dallas Area Hospital. AirEvac landed behind Whitley Hall.

As of 9:00 PM last night, officers were still searching for 3 subjects who ran from the scene after the shots were fired. On scene officers said there was no threat to the public.

Updated information being released is that this was an attempted robbery. Per Commerce Police Department, only one subject out of the 3 subjects involved shot.

We will continue to keep the public updated on this incident with the latest information as it is released by the Commerce Police Department.

Remember if you have any information on this incident, contact the Commerce Police Department @ (903)-886-1139.

Kevin Berry Named One Of Last Nights Victims In Hunt County Shooting

Kevin Berry, 23, was one of the people shot and killed Saturday night at a homecoming party near Greenville. One other person was killed, and 14 others were injured in the shooting. Police have not found the shooter.

Berry’s mother, Nakima Alexander, told WFAA Sunday that Berry was a father of two, with another child on the way.

On Saturday night, he was taking his kids to see their mother, who lives in the area, and stopped by the party afterward, Alexander said.

Berry was an innocent bystander in the shooting, Alexander said. His brother, who was also at the party, held Berry as he died, Alexander said.

Berry grew up and went to high school in Dallas, but didn’t finish school, Alexander said.

A vigil for Berry is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday night at St. Augustine Park in Dallas.

Story Credit: WFAA DALLAS

A Hunt County Inmate Has Been Charged With Obstruction/Retaliation After Threatening Jail Employees

An inmate in the Hunt County Detention Center has added some new charges to himself. Charles Trent Parrish has made terroristic threats against jail personnel and their families. During a course of the last few days, Parrish has made threats written and verbally. He is charged with two felony counts of Obstruction/Retaliation in addition to his other charges.

“Parrish has been a problem for us ever since he was booked into jail when he assaulted a victim with a machete. This individual is a very violent man and we take all threats against our folks very seriously.” Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

Hunt County Sheriff

Hunt County Man Pleads Guilty To Improperly Photographing A Woman

A Hunt County man has pleaded guilty to 2 counts of improperly photographing a woman. District Judge Andrew Bench sentenced 28-year-old Jacquese Beachem of Quinlan to the maximum of 2 years in prison on each count. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.

Source: EastTexasRadio.com

Shooting On Maplewood Drive Leads To The Arrest Of One

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”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Hunt County Units Responded To A Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Early Sunday Morning

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.

#Breaking Sheriff Of Hunt County Randy Meeks Announces Retirement

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.

Randy Meeks

Hunt County Sheriff