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”.
Yesterday afternoon Hopkins County officers spotted a Chevrolet Camaro traveling down I-30 Westbound in a access speed of 90MPH. The Hopkins County unit attempted to pull over the speeding vehicle, which took off from officers attempting to evade getting pulled over.
The vehicle took the I-30 service road in the Campbell area around the 104 mile marker, eventually turning up North on Hwy 24 headed towards Commerce. Once the vehicle entered the Commerce city limits, the suspect whipped the vehicle around to head back South on HWY 24, striking another vehicle which was traveling South.
Once striking the vehicle , the suspect continued back South towards I-30, eventually stopping in the area of Hwy 24 & County Road 4216 in Campbell, surrendering to law enforcement without further incident.
One of the suspects arrested is a YouTube Blogger of the channel named “NatesNation”. If watching his Channel you can see several videos of him getting his Camaro ready for the trip to Texas. Narra, a native of Detroit, Michigan fancies himself an internet celebrity and is attempting to make a living posting his life and adventures on various social media platforms. It is unknown at this time why he took off from officers instead of stopping.
Bond was set Saturday at $15,000 for the felony charge of Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, and $2,500 for Reckless Driving.
Thomas Pitts Jr. was arrested after running from Greenville officers in a short vehicle pursuit yesterday afternoon. Officers were eventually able to get Pitts to stop, and he was placed in police custody without further incident.
Thomas Pitts Jr was booked into Hunt County Jail on charges of: *Evading Arrest Det W/VEH, *UNL Carrying Weapon *Poss Marij<= 2 OZ Drug Free Zone
We will update story once Greenville P.D releases a statement.
HCEMS & Greenville Fire units are enroute to Jack Finney BLVD @ Traders Road for a MVA involving a motorcycle.
AirEvac 67 on standby 14:37
Greenville P.D checking on scene advising the patient is up and walking around will not need the helicopter.
All units will be clear, subject is ridding the motorcycle home
USE CAUTION IN THE AREA 16:43
On February 16, 2020 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Texas Beach Club located at 3771 East Interstate 30, Campbell, TX.
Upon arrival responding Deputies were informed that two male subjects had gotten into a fight and that during the fight one person was stabbed multiple times. The stabbing victim had left the scene prior to their arrival but was located a short time later at a local hospital.
Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division worked diligently in the following days interviewing all parties involved as well as witnesses. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Jamie Morales, 24 year old male from Greenville, Texas for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Mr. Morales was arrested without incident at his residence on February 25th, 2020 and transported to the Hunt County Detention Center. Mr. Morales was arraigned on one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a bond of $50,000.00 cash or surety. Mr. Morales is also being held on a charge of Criminal Non Support out of Dallas County with No Bond.
The victim has since been release from the hospital and is recovering.
Sheriff Randy Meeks stated: “I want to commend Investigator Crider for his diligent work on this investigation and getting this violent offender off the streets”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks
Cooper ISD released this statement on their Facebook earlier this evening in reference to the school evacuation this afternoon. It has not been said what the treat actually was.
Cooper ISD is grateful for the tremendous support from law enforcement. At this time, local and state officials are confident they have apprehended the subject and that the subject poses absolutely no threat to local students or school buildings. They have also shared great compliments for the quick, decisive action and safe practices of all of our staff. In the words of the state official in charge of this investigation, “this is a school I would want my kids to attend”.
A call-out for parents has been issued and will be in your inboxes shortly, school is cancelled for Friday, January 31st while everyone takes a moment to rest and recuperate. Hopefully, our students and staff will get over their sicknesses at the same time. Looking forward to seeing everyone Monday.
Thank you for your patience and diligence as we strive to take the best possible care of all students and staff.
Sheriff Randy Meeks wants to invite everyone to attend the free program “A public shooter in the making Mindset of an Active Shooter on the following date and time.
Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Church at River Oaks
5903 Joe Ramsey Blvd. Greenville TX 75402
This program is beneficial for any church wishing to put a security team in place and businesses that want to better train their employees on what to look for and how to report suspicious activity.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “It is sad that we live in a day and time that we have to be alert in our places of worship. However, recent events have shown that we must constantly be vigilant in our daily lives and I believe that this program will teach our citizens how to prepare themselves”.
Sincerely: Sheriff Randy Meeks
We have been made aware of an arrest in the stabbing/road rage incident that occurred in Greenville last week.
Robert Paul Nichlson has been arrested by Greenville P.D and charged with murder. Nichlson bond has been set at 1million dollars.
This is a developing story, and we will post more information as it becomes available.
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On January 24, 2020, at 7:49 pm the Greenville Police Department responded to Walgreens in reference to a person who had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was transported by ambulance to the airport, where he was flown to a hospital in the Dallas area. An investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
On January 25, 2020, at 10:42 am the Greenville Police Department received a call from the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office that the victim had died. The victim’s information is not being released at this time pending notification of his family.
The incident possibly occurred around the intersection of the South Service Road of Interstate 30 at Wesley Street. The victim was in a black Dodge truck and the suspect may have been in a passenger car. The only description of the suspect is that he is a light skinned white male. At this time, it is believed the incident is a result of road rage. If you have any information relating to the incident please contact the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900. No further information is available at this time.
On December 28, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Child Abuse detectives were contacted by a Special Investigator with Child Protective Services regarding a welfare check on a 3 week old infant at a motel in the 8300 block of South Lancaster Road.
Upon further investigation, detectives located the male infant inside a cooler within the motel room. We are awaiting a determination from the Dallas County Medical Examiner as to a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and is documented on case number 259799-2019.
Anyone with information may contact Detective Corey Foreman or Sgt. Vaughn at 214-275-1300.
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas — Two people were killed and another is in critical condition Sunday morning after a shooting at a Texas church.
The shooting took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement near Fort Worth, KTVT said in a tweet.
MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty told The Dallas Morning News that one person died at the scene of the shooting, one person died en route to a hospital, and another person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 1:40 p.m. EST Dec. 29: According to KTVT a witness said the gunman walked up to a server during communion and opened fire. According to the witness, another church member shot the suspect.
“It was the most scariest thing. You feel like your life is flashing before you. I was so worried about my little one,” Isabel Arreola told the television station.
Update 1:13 p.m. EST Dec. 29: The church was live-streaming its service at the time of the attack, according to WFAA. Parishioners at the mostly full church appeared to duck behind pews and covered their heads, according to the livestream.
The suspected shooter was among the people taken to the hospital, authorities said.
Original report: Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, Mike Drivdahl, said the agency sent out an “active threat” assignment about 11:30 a.m. local time, the newspaper reported.