CRIME & SAFETY
K9 alerts to meth, fentanyl during traffic stop of Mabank man with drug conviction history
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — A routine traffic stop in the Gun Barrel City area of Henderson County on Friday led to a drug-related arrest. The driver, identified as Hayden Parks, was pulled over by Deputy Jared Mills of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. A female passenger, whose identity has not been disclosed, was also present in the vehicle.
Road Rage Shooting on I-20 in Texas Leaves Louisiana Woman Dead
SHREVEPORT, LA - A road rage incident on I-20 in northeast Texas leaves a Louisiana woman dead. The incident happened earlier this week in Van Zandt County. 31-year-old Caitlin Elizabeth of Baton Rouge was shot and killed while she was a passenger in a car on the interstate. Deputies believe a truck driver opened fire on the car Elizabeth was in. She was hit in the face and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Car-Train Collision in Athens, Texas Leads to One Injury
A severe accident took place in Athens, Texas, where a train and a car collided. The incident, which happened at 11:30 AM on Monday at North Wofford and East Edmonson's intersection, caused serious injuries to one individual.
Canton student arrested for gun in locked car on campus
CANTON, Texas (KETK) — A Canton ISD student was arrested for having a firearm on the high school’s campus at approximately 8:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. The student was questioned prior to the beginning of classes in a non-school related incident. The student then admitted to school officers that they were in possession of a firearm […]
Motorcyclist Dies In Van Zandt County Crash
Stock photoA crash with a pickup killed a Van Zandt County motorcyclist over the weekend. It occurred on FM 279 east of Edom. Troopers say 58-year-old Lewis Woods Roy of Ben Wheeler was traveling west when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck the pickup in the eastbound lane. He died at the scene. The driver of the pickup had nonincapacitating injuries.
Danville man charged with murder following fatal Texas interstate shooting
Sep. 25—VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas — A Danville man was charged with murder on Sept. 19 following a deadly shooting on Interstate 20 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Jason Rashad Williams was booked into the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Detention Center on a $1.75 million bond in connection with the victim's death, according to a news release from the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office. In addition to murder, Williams was also charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Athens names Chad Allen new Police Chief
ATHENS, Texas (KETK) — According to the city council agenda, the City of Athens is set to confirm the appointment of Chad Allen as Chief of Police. Allen was previously the Chief of Police for the City of Keller, according to the city’s Public Safety Facebook page. He is set to replace former Athens Police […]
Authorities respond to drowning in Henderson County
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - First responders were called out to the Cedar Branch Park subdivision near Payne Springs due to a drowning Thursday night. According to Payne Springs Fire Rescue, crews were alerted for a possible drowning at about 8:04 p.m. A man had reportedly been doing construction work at a nearby home, then went for a swim in the lake but did not resurface.
No injuries after Henderson County Sheriff's Office unit struck during traffic stop
MALAKOFF, Texas — A Henderson County Sheriff's Office vehicle was hit during a routine traffic stop on the morning of Saturday, September 30, 2023. The patrol unit was on a traffic stop just outside of Malakoff when it was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing the police vehicle to become airborne, police say.
Lamar County Homicide Arrest
On September 14, 2023, a Lamar County Grand jury returned an indictment on David Brandon Bowlby, a resident of Kaufman county, for the murder of Charles Peck, a resident of Van Zandt county. On March 1, 2023, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of a deceased person found in a vehicle parked in a gated area in the 4400 blk of State Highway 24. When Deputies arrived, they found 58-year-old Peck deceased from gunshot wounds.
Van Zandt County constable says he was on I-20 when call came in on shooting
“In this business, we work hard to solve cases, but sometimes it takes a little bit of luck," constable Pat Jordan said.