Category: Local News
MARSHALL — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested the ex-husband of a missing Kilgore woman for assault. KETK reports the alleged crime is unrelated to the missing person case. Authorities had been looking for Craig Deallen Davison, 49, for an arrest warrant issued in mid-October. The warrant was for an assault, family violence charge, with previous conviction. This new charge is a 3rd degree felony. The assault is believed to have taken place on or about the day he was released from jail, September 25. Read the rest of this entry »
WHITEHOUSE – Authorities say the suspect in a Wednesday evening Smith County shooting is Justin Towery, 30, of Whitehouse. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Smith County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies, and other assisting law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call regarding a man being shot in the head. Officers were able to approach the residence and carry the victim to a waiting ambulance. The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. Read the rest of this entry »
TYLER — In honor of what’s termed their outstanding generosity and support, Suddenlink has been named The University of Texas at Tyler 2014 Patriot of the Year, UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry announced. According to a university news release, the UT Tyler Patriot of the Year Award recognizes the enduring contributions of an individual, couple or organization to the advancement of the university and the community. Read the rest of this entry »
HENDERSON — A Rusk County man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the aggravated sexual assault of a child. KETK reports Richard Wisdom, 43, was found guilty after 20 minutes of deliberation by a jury. He was then given the life sentence by the 4th District Court judge. Wisdom will be eligible for parole after 37 years behind bars, according to District Attorney Micheal E. Jimerson. Assistant District Attorney Kate Hegar and District Attorney Michael E. Jimerson prosecuted the case.
TYLER — According to Smith County judicial records, a Smith County man accused of murdering his wife waived his arraignment Thursday morning. KETK reports Adrian Mata, 29, was indicted May 22 on a charge of first degree felony murder. At his March 11 court date, Ronnie Van Baugh was appointed as his public defender. The suspect is accused of fatally shooting Jennifer Mata, 30, in the head February 25, at their home on County Road 333. When authorities responded to the scene of the shooting, Adrian Mata had reportedly fled in his car. He was later arrested at a home in The Villages subdivision. Mata is currently being held in the Smith County Jail on $1,000,000 bond. According to judicial records, he is expected to enter a plea on November 4, with a jury trial tentatively scheduled to begin December 8.
LINDALE — A man wanted in connection with a high-speed chase in Smith County on October 17, has been arrested. KETK reports, acting on a tip from Crime Stoppers Wednesday night, Lindale police arrested Jesus Pedro Perez, 22. Police say Perez was previously last seen near Garden Valley Road in Tyler and was the driver in a chase that began on Highway 69 in Lindale. Police say they were conducting a traffic stop when Perez pulled out a weapon. He then reportedly sped off with law officers following close by. During the high speed pursuit Perez reportedly shot at police. The chase continued onto Garden Valley Road, where officials say Perez wrecked his vehicle. He and the two passengers in the car got out and began running. Police were able to stop and arrest Jesus Flores Jr., 27, and Thomas Ocampo, 25 that evening.