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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

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

Drug Raid In The Celeste Area Send 5 To Jail

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!”

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

Hunt County Sheriff

Several Drug Bust In Hunt County Send 6 To Jail

During this past week investigators with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple search and arrest warrants which resulted in the recovery of narcotics and six people arrested.

Investigators initially responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Langford Street in Greenville Texas to execute a felony arrest warrant on Laura Michelle Irwin a 44 year old female from Greenville Texas and in doing so observed narcotics in plain view. A search warrant was obtained and executed the same day which resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

The second location where a search warrant was executed was in the 2800 block of Sayle Street Greenville Texas which resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and the arrest of Martin Rioz Jr., 31, of Greenville Texas.

Also arrested during these search warrants are as follows:

Robert Alan Parker, 48, Commerce
Leobardo Martinez, 38 Greenville
John David Sampson, 31, Greenville
Jeromy Michael Roberts, 47 Oklahoma

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I appreciate the hard work the investigators put in on these cases and thankful that more drugs and drug dealers have been taken off the streets of Hunt County”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

#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

Hunt County Asking For Help In The Missing Person Case Of Lisa Chandler

September 23rd, 2007 was the last day that anyone has heard from Lisa Lee Chandler who resided in the 5500 block of SH 34 North, Wolfe City Texas.

Alice Marie Johnson, Lisa’s mother, has stated in the past that she became worried about her when she was not answering her phone and they made the decision to drive from Starks Louisiana to check on her welfare. Upon arrival they could not locate Lisa and nothing in her residence appeared out of the ordinary, her vehicle was in the driveway and her dog was running loose in the yard. Mrs. Johnson stated that this was very odd and she filed a missing persons report.

In the past 12 years this investigation has included searches in and around the area Lisa Chandler resided, numerous interviews with people who knew Lisa and wide spread media coverage within the past year. Unfortunately, even with all that nothing of evidentiary value has brought investigators any closer to finding Lisa Chandler or what happened on September 23rd, 2007.

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I feel without a doubt that someone in or around Wolfe City knows something about Lisa Chandler. We have learned that a lot of her known associates were in that area at the time she disappeared and some of them people may still live here. Please, if you have any information contact Sgt. Jeff Haines with the Sheriff’s Office who is actively investigating this case”.

Sgt. Jeff Haines can be contacted at 903-453-6809 or via email at HYPERLINK “mailto:jhaines@huntcounty.net” jhaines@huntcounty.net

Or you can submit a tip through Hunt County Crime Stoppers and remain anonymous at 903-457-2929.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Barricaded Subject Taken Into Custody After Standoff On Highway 34

On September 14th, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 2100 N. State Hwy 34 in regards to disturbance in progress. The initial call indicated that a female had been assaulted and the suspect was making threats of killing her.

The suspect, Bryan Lomeli a 27 year old male from Greenville, Texas fled the scene in a white Dodge Durango. Responding Deputy’s observed the vehicle with the suspect still inside on the side of SH 34 a short distance from where the offense occurred. Mr. Lomeli refused to exit the vehicle making threats of harming himself and it was determined during the standoff that he was armed with a knife and an unknown caliber firearm. Deputy’s repeatedly attempted to negotiate with Mr. Lomeli to surrender but it became apparent that he was becoming more agitated and hostile at which point a less than lethal weapon was utilized to gain compliance. Mr. Lomeli was transported by AMR for medical evaluation and subsequently booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on multiple charges.

Mr. Lomeli is also considered a suspect in a separate aggravated assault with a deadly weapon case that occurred earlier on the same date.

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I am grateful that this situation was able to resolved without a loss of life and I commend the Deputy’s for making sure that Mr. Lomeli did not harm anyone else and that we were able to prevent him from harming himself”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Overnight Stabbing In West Tawakoni Sends One To Hospital

On September 11, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 200 block of Indian Trail in West Tawakoni for a report of a disturbance with weapons.

Upon officers arrival they observed through the window of an RV what appeared to be a male subject possibly stabbing a mattress. The subject, who was later identified as Bobby Coker an 85 year old male from Greenville Texas, exited the RV without incident armed with two knives in his hands which he quickly surrendered. Deputies made entry into the RV to determine if there was any victims inside at which time they located one male subject in need of medical attention. AMR transported the victim to the hospital for his injuries and his condition is not known as of this press release.

Mr. Coker was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and his bond is currently set at $100,000.

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I want to thank the Quinlan and Hawk Cover Police Departments for their assistance in responding to this call and the subsequent investigation. The quick response of all the agency’s involved may have saved the life of the victim and I commend how all law enforcement personnel worked together in this instance.”

Sheriff Randy Meeks

#Breaking Charles Parrish Has Been Taken Into Custody From A Tip Made To Crime Stoppers

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”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Deanthony Blakely To Be Set Free On Murder Charges #Breaking

Deanthony Blakely is to be set free, and charges of murder dropped. Blakely was booked in to Hunt County Jail for the murder of Michael Fluellen back in May. Today Friday July 26, 2019 the Hunt County Grand Jury declined to indict Blakely on the charges of Murder. This means all charges will be dropped, and Blakely will be set free.

Below is the press release issued by Hunt County Sheriff in reference to the night of the murder:

On May 16, 2019 at approximately 12:40 a.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a person being shot at a residence in the 2100 block of County Road 4311 in the Neylandville area. While Deputies were responding it was learned that the suspect had fled the scene on foot and was currently at large. American Medical Response and patrol deputies made scene and attempted life saving measures on the victim, however their attempts were unsuccessful. The victim Michael Anthony Fluellen, 59 year old resident of Neylandville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. An immediate search was conducted for the suspect in the shooting and as additional help was arriving to the scene first responders reported that a subject was standing in a field on an adjacent property. Deputies began a search of this area and the suspect was located and detained without incident. Based upon information obtained during the course of the investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division the suspect was arrested on the charge of murder and transported to the Hunt County Detention Center

Blakely should be set free in the next few coming days. We will continue to keep you updated on this story.

Shots Fired During A Family Violence Dispute Wednesday Morning

On July 24, 2019 at approximately 2:50 a.m. Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of shots being fired inside a residence with possibly one person that had been wounded.
The residence was located in the 3700 block of FM 2649 and initial reports indicated that the suspect had fired a shot and struck a female in the residence. Deputies arrived within minutes and sat up a perimeter around the residence while attempting to communicate inside the residence. Deputies heard what sounded like hammering and glass breaking inside the residence and all attempts at communicating with the suspect were unsuccessful. The suspect exited the residence through a side window and confronted Deputy’s and a West Tawakoni Police Officer while holding a hatchet in his hand. The suspect refused to drop the weapon and a Taser was deployed. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The female was transported by AMR for injuries she sustained in the attack and her condition is not known at this time.

Sheriff Meeks stated: “My prayers are with the victim today that she has a speedy recovery for the injuries she sustained. I want to commend all the Deputy’s that were out there this morning as well as the West Tawakoni Police Department for the assistance. These officers reacted exemplary faced with a very dangerous situation”.

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Hunt County EMS Dispatched To A Several Day Old Deceased Body

Hunt County EMS & Tawakoni South Fire units were dispatched to Pecan Valley Road for a subject who was found with deceased. CID called into investigate

It has been confirmed that this will be a signal 27

Hunt County Sheriffs Department is on scene at this time investigating this incident. We will update once we learn more.

No more information can be released until autopsy report is released.