TYLER – A man suspected in several Tyler shootings has been arrested. Kadareawn Lee Mosley, 19, was arrested at his home on Tuesday. He had been named in two arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is thought to have been involved in a drug related shooting at Fun Forest park on July 8th. He is also accused in a shooting last Thursday on McDonald Road where a 13 year old boy was wounded. The police say he was acting in retaliation for the shooting at Fun Forest. He is also thought to be the person who, last Friday, shot someone in the back on Nutbush Avenue over money and narcotics. He remains in the Smith County Jail with bond set at $500,000.
SMITH COUNTY — A Tyler man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a car Tuesday morning. According to KETK, Jarode Detwin Wilson, 30, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. Wilson had asked an acquaintance for a ride around 1 a.m. During the trip, Wilson reportedly pulled a gun and threatened the victim. The victim pulled over and jumped out of the car. Wilson took off in the vehicle but was caught by Tyler Police a short time later. Wilson was booked into the Smith County Jail on $50,000 bond.
BEN WHEELER – A two vehicle accident in Van Zandt County has left a motorcyclist dead. Dead at the scene was James Kinnaird, 51, of Chandler. He was killed when a pickup pulled out in front of him at the intersection of State Highway 64 and Farm Road 773, north of Ben Wheeler. The pickup’s driver, Stacy Burkett, 48, of Ben Wheeler, was uninjured. The accident, which was reported around 7:15 Tuesday morning, remains under investigation.
GREGG COUNTY — A Longview man faces additional charges after police said they found more than 5 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. According to the Longview News-Journal and KETK, Julio Cesar Banuelos, 34, was held Tuesday in the Gregg County Jail on $10,000 bond, charged with possession of a controlled substance measuring more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams. He also had a warrant for his arrest on a driving while intoxicated charge. Banuelos was arrested on the outstanding warrant about 7 p.m. Monday on Crystal Street after a traffic stop. Police said they found two small plastic bags containing 5.7 grams of meth in his pants pocket.
TYLER – Smith County commissioners took no action Tuesday on new ownership of the Carlton Hotel. The commissioners were scheduled to discuss, in executive session, the possible sale of the building, which was opened over 60 years ago. But, following the closed door session, the matter was not discussed and no action was taken. County Judge Nathaniel Moran had previously said they have received some proposals for the property. But he gave no details. It’s not known if those proposals are still on the table of if the county will continue looking. The county bought the building in 1977. The last county office moved out, for better facilities, nearly four years ago.… Read More
TYLER – A new Half Mile of History marker has been unveiled in Tyler. In a ceremony on the downtown square, the marker honoring Edgar “Leo” Chesley was unveiled. Chesley moved to Tyler in 1933 and became very active in the community. Among other things, he was President of the Rose Parade “Strutters” organization, a director of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Director of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and President of East Texas Savings and Loan Association. The marker honoring Chesley will be installed in the Half-Mile of History sidewalk in downtown Tyler.
MARSHALL – The president of Wiley College in Marshall has announced his plans to retire next June. President Haywood L. Strickland submitted his letter to the school’s trustees at their meeting late last week. He announced his plans to the public on Monday. In its efforts to name a successor for Strickland, school trustees have formed a search committee. Strickland became the college’s president in 2000. In March of last year a former Wiley College employee named Strickland in a suit filed against the school in federal court in Marshall. He claimed he was fired after showing proof to the school administration of financial mismanagement by Strickland. No court date has been set for the lawsuit.
LINDALE – Lindale police are trying to identify a man thought to be responsible for some vehicle burglaries. The burglaries occurred a few nights ago at the Hampton Inn. The suspect is described as a white male with an earring in his left ear. They say the man is working alone and driving a silver or light colored Ford Taurus or similar vehicle. The hotel’s video shows the man holding items that were identified by one of the victims as items coming from his vehicle. If you can identify him, you are asked to contact Lindale police.
MARSHALL – The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a credit card thief. The woman is said to have entered the Central Perks Café last Saturday and stole credit and debit cards from employees purses. She then used the cards at various Longview businesses later in the day. The woman is also a suspect in several similar incidents in Longview and Tyler. Anyone with information about the identity of the woman is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575. Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers Facebook page.
TYLER – Work starts on a part of Beckham tonight. TxDOT says motorists might want to use alternate routes to avoid delays. The work is on Beckham Avenue from about half a mile south of East Oakwood southward to 5th Street. The work will be tonight and Thursday night between 7:30pm and 6:00am the following morning, and then again Sunday through Thursday nights of next week. Motorists can expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of making base repairs in the main lanes, conducting work on the side streets and applying a new surface and striping.