UPDATE: REWARD INCREASED.
On April 4th, 2019 Hunt County Crime Stoppers offered a reward of up to $1,500.00 for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for the murder of Heather Pope on August 3rd, 2010.
In the following days Carla Pope, Heathers mother, reached out and inquired about increasing the reward amount if monies were donated to Hunt County Crime Stoppers. The process was explained and on April 26th, 2019 Carla and Randall Pope met with Sgt. Jeff Haines, law enforcement coordinator for Hunt County Crime Stoppers.
Randall and Carla Pope stated they raised a total of $8500.00 to add to the reward. This increases the reward up to $10,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for the murder of Heather Pope. This reward is effective immediately.
Statement from Hunt County Crime Stoppers
Statement released by Commerce ISD
Tina Bronson has been named acting principal of Commerce Middle School. The school’s top administrator, Dr. Shenequa Miller, was placed on administrative leave on April 17, pending an investigation.
Bronson is currently assistant principal at A. C. Williams Elementary School and has served in that role since the summer of 2016. She began her career in education as an elementary teacher at ACW in January 2007. #cisdtigers
A Hunt County EMS Ambulance rolls over this afternoon On Fm 1565 South of Highway 276
A little before 7:00 PM on Thursday evening, A Hunt County EMS supervisor came over the radio calling emergency traffic, stating that one of their units had rolled over in the area of FM 1565 about 1 mile South of Highway 276.
Several units responded including Union Valley Fire & Hunt County EMS, along with AMR supervisors. Upon arriving fire called out, one ambulance on its side, not other vehicles involved. EMT & Paramedic were checked on, and had no major injuries, there was no patient on board at the time of the accident.
At this time we do not know why the ambulance rolled over. DPS along with AMR will conduct their investigation, per protocol, and more details will be released.
A late afternoon rollover accident on Hwy 276 near Bella Vista Rd sends one to jail.
Hunt County EMS, Quinlan Fire & Cash Rescue responded to a rollover accident on highway 276 near Bella Vista Dr this afternoon. Patient refused treatment from AMR and was arrested by HCSO and booked into Hunt County Jail.
We will update on the charges once they are showing
We have recieved multiple messages about Dr. Shenequa C. Miller being placed on leave.
We have been told she was placed on leave April 17, 2019. At this time the reason behind the investigation is unknown. No reports if it’s a school investigation or legal investigation.
Dr. Miller has been the Commerce Middle School Principal since 2016 and has 23+ years in education.
From commerce ISD page that Dr. Miller posted:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Commerce Middle School (CMS)! I am honored to serve as the Principal of this wonderful campus, within a growing district, and in the family-oriented city of Commerce. My name is Dr. Shenequa C. Miller, and this is my 3rd year as Principal at CMS and 22nd year in education.
Students and parents expect the best, and the faculty and staff of Commerce Middle School is dedicated to high expectations for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All students are important and valued on our campus each and every day. Educational growth has no limit,and our teachers and staff give 200% to serve students, parents, and the community alike.
We are elated to have you and your child(ren) to be part of an amazing, caring school, such as Commerce Middle School. Again Welcome!
Dr. Shenequa C. Miller
Principal, Commerce Middle School
We will update as soon as we learn more.
Around 12:45 this morning HCEMS, Cash Rescue, Cambpell Fire and DPS were dispatched to I30 Westbound around the 105 mm for a major MVA. Per DPS dispatch the call was called in as a wrongway driver. An 18 wheeler and car where involved in this accident. Once units made scene they reported major damage to vehicles. One person was found to be fatally injured. Reports the person was ejected from the vehicle. Flight for Life 4 was put on standby but later disregarded. HCSO was requested to help out with traffic control. The highway was closed till almost 5:00am while crews worked to clean up the scene.
Per DPS spokesman. Ronald Bennett was driving his Honda elantra north on 513. Hes car went through the stop sign hit a culvert went airborne flying over the eastbound lanes and landing on the westbound side of I30 where he was hit by an 18 wheeler.
There were no major injuries in the I-30 Westbound accident late this evening that happened under the Moulton Street Bridge.
Hunt County EMS along with Greenville Fire & Rescue units were dispatched to I-30 Westbound near the 94 mile marker this afternoon for a single vehicle accident. The car slid off the road, into the ditch and came to a rest under the bridge. No major injuries were reported.
Greenville P.D made scene along with Texas DPS to conduct their accident investigation. Wrecker was called to load the vehicle, and the road was opened back up.
On April 23, 2019, the Greenville Police Department received information of a
suspicious person at Walmart, located at 7401 East Interstate 30 in Greenville, Texas. As a
17-year-old female was leaving Walmart she was approached by a male in the parking lot. After
complimenting the female on her beauty he asked if she could go with him to help with his sick
wife, who was supposedly sitting in a nearby vehicle. The female refused to go with the man even
after he asked again. The female again refused and kept walking. The man did not follow her and
gave up his efforts. During officers’ conversations with the female, it was determined that no crime
had been committed and no report was made. However, due to the suspicious behavior of the man
we want to make the public aware of the incident.
The male was described as a white male in his mid to late 30s with a medium build and pale skin.
He had short brown hair, green eyes, and was approximately 5’10” in height. Should you see any
suspicious activity of this nature we encourage you to contact the Greenville Police Department at
903-457-2900 or call 911 if it’s an emergency
Quick investigation work by Hunt County investigators leads to the recovery of a stolen farm tractor that was stolen hours earlier.
On April 21 st , 2019 Hunt County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen tractor in the 4700 block of County Road 4802. The owner described the tractor as a “Tafe DE5000” orange and black and stated that he had left the tractor on his farm land the previous night. However, when he returned
this date the tractor was gone and he observed tractor tracks leading off of his property. The patrol Deputy initially took the theft report and gathered all pertinent information to enter the tractor stolen. At approximately 4:00 p.m. the same date an Investigator with the Sheriff’s Office observed a suspect using the stolen tractor not far from the location it was stolen. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Chad Allen Pryor, 31 year old male from Wolfe City Texas. Mr. Pryor also had an outstanding felony
warrant for burglary of a building. Mr. Pryor was taken into custody and charged with the following: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, Theft of Property over $2500, and Burglary of a Building warrant. Total Bonds have been set for $60,000.00
“I want to commend the investigator for following up so quickly on this offense and locating the tractor and subsequently arresting the suspect in this offense”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks
If you plan on stealing a car, you better not come thru Hunt County. With the latest technology, Hunt County Officer are locating stolen cars from all over the united states.
On April 17th , 2019 a Hunt County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the North Texas Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit received an alert on his “License Plate Reader” of a stolen vehicle and makes an arrest.The interdiction Deputy was positioned on Interstate 30 near mile marker 92 observing
vehicles when he received an alert on the “License Plate Reader” that a vehicle that passed him was stolen out of Houston Texas. The Deputy caught up to the vehicle and verified through dispatch that the vehicle was reported stolen out of the Houston Police Department. A felony traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle with the assistance of Greenville Police Department and both occupants were removed without incident.
The investigation resulted in the driver of the vehicle being arrested on an outstanding warrant, the vehicle impounded and the Houston Police Department Auto Theft Division was notified to complete their investigation regarding any additional charges if any.
“The North Texas Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit employees Deputy’s from several agencies and I am proud of the work they are doing. I want to commend the Deputy involved in this investigation for being alert in his observations and thorough in his investigation”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks
On April 23, 2019, the Ardmore Police Department obtained a felony arrest warrant on Jorge Lopez Maldonado 3/7/1997 (pictured) for Lewd or Indecent Acts to a Child Under 16 with a bond of $250,000. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency, the Ardmore Police Department (223-1212), or Detective Matt Miller at 221-2569.