On 6/4/2019 Hunt County Sheriffs Office along with Campbell Fire & Cash Rescue responded to the Campbell area for a subject who had went under water in a pond and never resurfaced.
Hunt County Officers were the first of several first responders to make scene. Instead of our officers standing on the banks looking in, several officers jumped into action. We have been told by several sources that when officers arrived, they quickly removed their gun belts, and jumped into the pond to start searching for the drowning victim.
We have been told 4 to 5 of the on scene Hunt County Officers were in the water when Cash Rescue arrived on scene. Upon arrival we are told, all officers but 1 removed themselves from the pond, to allow Cash Rescue to get their rescue team into the water. The Hunt County Officer that stayed in the water, pinpointed the location to assist Cash Assistant Chief Matt Barecky & Captain Hayden St John bring the subject back above water. At this time, the victim is in care of the Hunt Regional Memorial Hospital, the condition, or identity is not being released.
We want to Thank the Hunt County Sheriffs Department for your officers jumping into action, when they didn’t have to. This is what makes me proud to be a Hunt County Resident.
Continued prayers for the family and first responders that were on scene today.
West Tawakoni & Tawakoni South fire units were dispatched to Foxhole Bar & Grill located on E Hwy 276 in Tawakoni this afternoon for a possible structure fire.
Units arrived on scene looking for the cause of fire. Fire units found a plastic tub with towels inside burning. The fire was quickly extinguished. Units used a thermal imaging camera to check the back wall where the towels were sitting, to verify there was not a fire in the wall. All checked out, and departments cleared.
Thank you to West Tawakoni & Tawakoni South Fire Departments for your quick response, saving the building from a major fire.
Release From Greenville P.D:
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of police K-9 “Rex”. Rex’s health had been rapidly declining for the three months prior to his death after he was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Although Rex was prescribed with an aggressive medical regimen, his body failed to respond to the treatments. On March 25, 2019, the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize Rex. Officer Robert Pemberton, who is the K-9 handler for the department, said: “It was apparent that Rex was suffering and his quality of life could no longer be preserved.” Rex, who was born in June of 2010, served as the Greenville Police Department’s K-9 since December of 2012. Rex passed away surrounded by his human family and he will be missed.
Hunt County EMS, Greenville Fire & Caddo Mills Fire units are enroute to Hwy 66 @ Fm 1570 for a 2 car MVA blocking the highway. DPS units are on scene at this time
Helicopter on standby 06:42
Hunt County EMS on scene advising 2 cars minor to moderate damage; Cancel Helicopter 06:45
Curtis Wayne Gray Jr. Is in police custody after he led Greenville P.D and assisting agencies on a high speed chase Saturday evening.
Police chase started in Greenville and ended in the outskirts of Celeste. Subject then bailed out of the vehicle. DPS Helicopter 101 was called to the area to help assist with the search. Gray was eventually located and taken into custody without further incident.
Gray was booked into the Hunt County Jail on charges of, Evading Arrest With Vehicle, and had charges out of Fannin County for, Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse Elderly; Fraud Use Of Possession Indent Info/Elderly Individual.
No officers were injured during this incident
Around noon today a Hunt County Sheriffs Officer rolled up on a Motor Vehicle Accident on Wesley Street, in front of the mall. The officer requested Hunt County EMS, along with Greenville Fire & P.D. Hunt County EMS arrived on scene advising 2 cars minor to moderate damage.
HCEMS transported patient/patients to the Greenville Hospital in an unknown condition. Wreckers removed vehicles from the roadway and traffic was back up and flowing as of 13:00.