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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 questions@CMISD.org 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.

Hunt County Daily Inmate List (3/14/2020)

HARVEY, JAMES MEGIUEL
03/13/2020

-MTAG/BURGLARY OF BUILDING
SPENCER, TAMEREA LIN
03/13/2020

-THEFT PROP >=$100<$750
MCFRAIZER, RANDALL RAY
03/13/2020

-FAIL TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (#)
-VIOLATE PROMISE TO APPEAR
JONES, TIMOTHY WILLIAM
03/13/2020

-POSS MARIJ <2OZ
ROYALTY, SARAH ERIN
03/13/2020

-ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY VIOLENCE
WHITTAKER, ALEX C
03/14/2020

-THEFT PROP >=$100<$750

Hunt County Daily Inmate List (3/13/2020)

COZINE, MARIO LADANE
03/12/2020

-ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
WARREN, MARCUS JAMAR
03/12/2020

-JO/ASSAULT FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MEMBER W/PREV CONV
THOMAS, WILLIAM CLARENCE
03/12/2020

-MTR/DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
MACK, ZY’KIRAN ARQUEZ DUANE
03/12/2020

-JO/POSS MARIJ >2 OZ<=4OZ DRUG FREE ZONE
-Non-Reportable Charge
RICO-VALENTIN, ALEJANDRO
03/12/2020

-JO/POSS CS PG 2 >= 1G<4G
-Non-Reportable Charge
RICE, JOHN ERIC
03/12/2020

-FTA/POSS CS PG 1 <1G
THOMPSON, FRED DOUGLAS
03/12/2020

-MTA/POSS MARIJ <2OZ
DORRIES, ADRIAN ALAN
03/12/2020

-JO/MAN DEL CS PG 3/4 <28G
HURT, JOHN LESLIE
03/12/2020

-FTA/STALKING
BALTIMORE, STEVEN
03/12/2020

-EVADING ARREST DET W/VEH W/ PREV CONVIC OR SBI
-DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 2ND
SNOWDEN, ROBERT EARL
03/12/2020

-THEFT OF WIRE/CBLE 50% ALUM/BRNZE/COPPER <$20,000
-THEFT OF SERV >=$100<$750
BARTON, USHUN
03/12/2020

-POSS DANGEROUS DRUG
ZAMORA, JOSE FRANCISCO
03/13/2020

-Expired Driver License(#)
-Open Container in Motor Vehicle – Driver (#)
ADAMS, JUSTIN MATTHEW
03/12/2020

-DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 3RD OR MORE IAT
-POSS MARIJ <2OZ

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

Stabbing at Texas Beach Club Suspect in Custody

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.  

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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 

Active Shooter Course Free to Public

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

Overnight Manhunt Terminated After Officers Couldn’t Locate Wanted Subject Clyde Joe Logan

Officers with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS & Caddo Mills P.D searched several hours overnight, for a subject who took off running from a vehicle.

Clyde Joe Logan, who is wanted for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ DEADLY WEAPON was in a vehicle officers attempted to pull over, as the vehicle came to a stop, Logan took off running from the stopped vehicle into a very wooded area, evading arrest from the on scene officer(s).

DPS helicopter 101 along with the TDC Prison Dogs were called in to the scene to assist with the search. The dogs nor the helicopter were able to locate Logan.

The search was called off a little after 2:00AM this morning, Officers will still be searching the County for Clyde Joe Logan until he is in custody. There is said to be no threat to the public from this wanted individual.

Clyde Joe Logan

If you know the whereabouts of Clyde Joe Logan or have information that will help lead to his arrest, contact the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department @ 903-453-6800 or contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

Overnight Robbery At Quicker Liquor In Neylandville

On December 19th, 2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Officer received a call of an armed robbery at the Quicker Liquor store located in the 7200 block of SH 224. 

Upon arrival at the scene deputies were informed that a male suspect entered the store wearing heavy black coat with a hood pulled over his head, wearing tan khaki pants and had a large hunt knife attached to his belt.  The suspect jumped over the counter and demanded the money as he pulled his jacket back to show the knife still in the sheath. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.  

A perimeter was set up around the business and a K9 tracking team was called in to attempt to locate the suspect.  The search was unsuccessful and the suspect remains at large. 

Sheriff Meeks stated: “I am thankful that no one was injured during this robbery and I encourage anyone that may know who this is to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Hunt County Crime Stoppers”.

If you have information on this crime or any other crime you can call Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929 or send the information via the P3 app and you will remain anonymous.  If the tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00

Sheriff Randy Meeks

Shooter Still At Large Nearly 2 Months After The Party Venue Shooting

Nearly 2 months after the deadly shooting which occurred at the Party Venue In Greenville, & The shooter is still at large.

A large gathering of up to 750 people or more attended a party at the Party Venue off Highway 380 on the night of October 27, 2019. Several of the attendees were students of the Texas A&M-Commerce School. What was suppose to be a costume/homecoming party tuned into a night of terror for all there.

Somewhere around Midnight, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call about cars being parked along the side of Highway 380 in an unsafe manor. Caller stated the vehicles were parking on the shoulder of the road with party goers walking in the lanes of travel, almost getting hit by passing cars. Hunt County sends an officer to check out the situation. Upon officers arrival he announces over the radio he needs AMR to respond as someone had been shot at the party. Hunt County EMS along with Caddo Mills Fire & Greenville Fire units are the first to respond, including backup for the officer.

As the officer that was already on scene provides help for the wounded, he calls in over the radio that he believes more victims are possibly down inside the Venue. While the officer calls this out over the police radio, you can hear screaming from terrified party goers as they scramble to get away from the shooting. As more officers arrive on scene they request more ambulances for other victims, eventually organizing a triage for victims to be treated until transported to the hospital.

Several agencies we called in to assist including the FBI. Investigators canvased the area thru the early morning looking for evidence that the shooter may have left behind. The Hunt County Sheriffs Office eventually gave a press release asking for assistance from the party goers, asking if anyone seen anything, that may be helpful to their investigation to speak up. The Sheriffs office received little to no help from the few tips that were turned in.

A tip turned into the Hunt County Sheriffs Office led detectives to Brandon Gonzalez as the possible shooter. Gonzalez was located and booked into the Hunt County Detention Center on 2 counts of capital murder. After a few days in jail, Gonzalez was released for lack of evidence, and lack of cooperation from the witness that came forward.

Gonzalez had several supporters saying he wasn’t the shooter. Supporters even held a march which started at the Hunt County Detention Center, leading thru the downtown streets of Greenville Ending back at the Hunt County Jail. When Gonzalez was released he was greeted by family and the media, with little to say about the shooting, only that he was innocent and was glad to be out of jail. Since his release Gonzalez has filled a wrongful arrest suit against the County.

Since Gonzalez was released, there has been nothing spoken of this case. Many of the Hunt County Residents are on edge, due to the fact there is still a shooter on the loose. We get many messages a week asking on the status of this shooting. As of December 18, 2019 we here at HCTR know as much as the community does. We pray daily that someone speaks up to help officers make an arrest before this heartless killer strikes again. Continue to pray for the victims who lost their lives that night, and pray that justice is served

If you were present at the Party Venue or have any information regarding this case, please contact the Hunt County Sherriff’s Office at 903-408-6800, or to remain anonymous you may contact Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

An Early Morning Accident On Friday In The Commerce Area Claims The Life Of One

12/14/2019- Hunt County EMS along with Commerce Fire & Wolfe City Fire units responded to a major motor vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 11 near FM 1563 in the Fairlie area.

Units arrived on scene advising this would be a 18 wheeler VS a vehicle with major damage. First Responders quickly started checking on patients reporting the patient in the pickup truck to be deceased. The driver of the 18 wheeler was transported to a local hospital, with minor injuries.

Texas DPS was called to the scene for an investigation, while Highway 11 was closed for several hours Friday morning. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

We would like to offer prayers for the families and first responders affected by this accident.

2 Arrested After Pursuit Ends In Sulphur Springs

Auto Theft Investigator Kenneth Peters came across this vehicle, which is stolen in the Hunt County Area. While waiting for backup, The Hunt County Officer made it to the Hopkins County line where a pursuit started. Hopkins, Hunt & DPS Officer pursued vehicle before it wrecked out in front of the Sulphur Springs Burger King by Hopkins County Officers

Good work to all involved.