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Latest Breaking News In Hunt County, Texas


Dallas Police Department has made five arrests in connection with the murder of Leslie Baker.

Baker was shot while in her car outside of her home in Preston Hollow on Memorial Day. Baker was a PR executive at a Dallas hospital.

The arrests came shortly after a high speed pursuit of suspects in a stolen Mercedes yesterday. The suspects used a gun with a laser pointer to conduct that carjacking.

Surveillance cameras from homes in the Preston Hollow neighborhood were reportedly crucial to the arrests.

No names of the suspects have been released.

Kaufman county Police Searching For a Robbery Suspect That took off on foot

*Kaufman P.D along with Kaufman County S.O units are in the area of Jackson St @ Jefferson St currently searching for a subject that took off running on foot

*The original call was for property damage, the suspect does have warrant for robbery

*K-9 has hit the ground and is also assisting in the search

*DPS Helicopter 101 is currently enroute to assist in the search 23:55

*The dog has found some property in a backyard and officers are continuing the search with the K-9 00:15

*DPS 101 is getting out of the search with nothing found 00:20

*Please keep your doors locked if you live in the area, we will update as we learn more.

DeSoto police searching for missing 13-year-old Crystal Nash, last seen May 19

DeSOTO, Texas — The DeSoto Police Department is searching for 13-year-old Crystal Nash who was last seen on May 19, 2020, the department announced today.

Crystal was last seen at her home in DeSoto on the night of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, by her family, according to the department.

Crystal is described as a biracial female with black hair, brown eyes, 5’5” tall and weighs 117 pounds. She wears white eyeglasses. A last known clothing description was not available.

Anyone with information on Nash’s whereabouts is asked to contact the DeSoto Police Department at (972) 223-6111.

Reward Offered for Information on Suspect Accused of Shooting at Dallas Police Officer

The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual responsible for opening fire on a Dallas, TX Police Officer on May 17, 2020.

A Dallas police officer executed a traffic stop on a black Mercedes Benz SUV with a lighted Mercedes Benz emblem on the front grill in the 2700 block of Carpenter Avenue at approximately 10:45 p.m. A passenger in the Mercedes reached out the window with a gun and fired shots at the officer. The officer returned fire and the SUV fled the scene.

The police officer did not sustain injuries. The shooter remains at-large.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the identity of the occupants inside the SUV is encouraged to contact Dallas Police Department Detective Brewster Billings (214) 283-4805, (214) 671-3083 or tips can be made anonymously with Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477 for up to an additional $5000 reward.

The NPA’s reward program terms and conditions can be reviewed here

The National Police Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission of educating supporters of law enforcement in how to help police departments accomplish their goals.

Dallas Police Respond To Shooting Just After 10:00PM In Oak Cliff Area

At around 10:00pm Dallas P.D responded to a shooting. At this time officers are working to determine what lead up to a man being shot inside his South Oak Cliff home.

When police arrived to the call, they found the man wounded in what they now believe is a drug-related shooting.

Police are not releasing any information on who shot the man at this time.

We will release more information as it becomes available.

Man and woman fleeing traffic stop in Garland crash into a family

05/24/2020- A baby is dead, another child critically injured, after a vehicle fleeing from law enforcement crashes into a vehicle with a family inside.

Suspected drunk driver in SUV trying to elude Garland police crashes into another vehicle. One toddler is dead, another child seriously injured-parents also suffered serious injuries.

Suspects were taken into custody and are facing charges. We will update story as we learn more.

Officer Involved Shooting Leaves A Dallas Officer Injured

Dallas County Scanner- Today around 7:30 PM Dallas P.D observed a subject who was known to be wanted. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the subject was driving. The suspect took off leading officers on a pursuit, driving Northbound in the Southbound lanes of West Moreland Rd. The suspect then attempted to turn on Texas St where he then collided with another vehicle.

Suspect then got out of the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with officers, with one officer sustaining injuries to the hand. The uninjured officer called for backup while providing assistance to the injured officer.

Once backup arrived on scene, officers searched the area and located the suspect in the backyard of a home deceased from what appeared to be self inflicted gunshot wounds.

Both the officer and the suspect was transported to a nearby hospital. The officer is in stable condition.

This is an ongoing investigation, we will update once we learn more.

Caddo Mills ISD Extends School Cancelation Until 4-6-2020

Dear Caddo Mills ISD Community,
Out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the well-being of our students, staff and community, CMISD is suspending normal operations until Monday, April 6, 2020.  During this time period, all CMISD facilities will be closed for all functions, including UIL events and facility rentals.

Our administrators continue to work with the CMISD Board of Trustees, health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Center for Disease Control, and the Texas Education Agency to monitor this ever changing situation.

Last night in an emergency called meeting, the CMISD Board of Trustees took steps to ensure our students and staff are taken care of at this time.  These steps include ensuring all of our employees are paid during the time of suspended operations, and that students are provided meals and other services. Please check our website and Facebook page for more details.

CMISD has wonderful teachers, staff and administrators. They have been working tirelessly to ensure our students are taken care of and will continue learning.  We will be rolling out our at home learning plan over the next few days. Our teachers began reaching out to parents and students yesterday and are compiling responses in order to create an effective and feasible learning plan. We will have a high tech and a low tech option available for all families.

We acknowledge that a school closure creates a hardship on our parents and staff because of work, childcare and other considerations. However, we hope you understand that our efforts in coming to this decision were made with the best interests of everyone involved. We are committed to taking care of our most vulnerable populations.

We hope to look back on this situation in the months to come and think that we overreacted.  If we do, we will be very grateful that we erred on the side of caution. Once again, please see our website for more information and reach out to us with questions at and we will respond promptly.  Have a great day and stay safe.

Luke Allison
Superintendent of Schools
Caddo Mills ISD

Suspect Arrested After A Slow Speed Pursuit In Hunt County

On Thursday 3/12/2020 Hunt County Dispatch received a call of a vehicle driving down the roadway with a rear flat tire.

HCSO & DPS units set up along the Eastbound side of I-30 to intercept the vehicle, as it was in the Caddo Mills Area on I-30EB headed towards the Greenville area.

A DPS unit was the first to get behind the vehicle in the area of I-30EB near mile marker 93 in the Greenville area. The DPS officer tried to make a traffic stop on the slow moving vehicle, which refused to pull over.

HSCO units and additional DPS units made it to the area to backup the pursuing officer. The chase reached speeds of 40MPH, eventually coming to a stop on I-30EB @ mile marker 101.

Officers were able to arrest Steven Baltimore without further incident. Baltimore was transported to the Hunt County Detention Center after being checked out by Hunt County EMS. Baltimore was booked in on charges of ‘Evading Arrest Det W/Vehicle/W Prev Conviction Or SBI’ & ‘Driving While Intoxicated 2ND’.

Great work to all of the officers that brought this chase to a safe ending.

Coronavirus Precautions In Place For Hunt County Detention Center

As concerns continue to increase over the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the CORONAVIRUS, the Hunt County Detention Center is taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of staff and inmates.  

The Detention Center already conducts a medical screening for every inmate that is brought into the facility but we have added additional questions and screening measures.  Detention Officers will now be asking if anyone brought into the facility has been out of the Country or in contact with anyone that has been out of the Country within the past two weeks.  Additionally, all persons brought into the jail will have their temperature taken and if they show signs of a fever they will have to be medically cleared by Hunt Regional Medical Center before being booked into the jail. 

On days of visitation the Detention Staff will implement additional cleaning measures between visitation groups. 

Sheriff Meeks stated: “There is a lot about this virus that we don’t know but we are following all the guidelines set down by the Texas Jail Commission and doing everything in our power to protect the staff and inmates”.  

Sheriff Meeks