Arson plea: Russell sentenced for Barclay Fire

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Brian Knox

A man charged with starting a fire at a salvage yard last summer that burned hundreds of acres north of Decatur was sentenced to prison last week.

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Murder trial set to begin; Teen accused of killing father

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Brian Knox

The trial for a Rhome teenager accused of shooting and killing his father at their home two years ago is scheduled to begin next week.

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Carlton given probation in robbery case

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Brian Knox

Three weeks after being found guilty of robbery by a Wise County jury, 28-year-old Justin Carlton was back in 271st District Court Thursday for his sentencing hearing in front of Judge Brock Smith.

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Pursuit ends with arrests; One subject remains at large

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Richard Greene

Three men were arrested and one man remains at large from a vehicle pursuit on U.S. 81/287 Thursday evening.

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Jury finds man guilty of robbing mom

Published Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Brian Knox

It took a Wise County jury a little more than half an hour Wednesday to find a Chico man guilty of robbing his mother last summer.

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Woman seen asking for help located safe, sheriff says

Published Friday, April 12, 2019
By Brian Knox

A woman seen and heard on a home security system apparently asking for help Tuesday afternoon has been located safe and sound, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said Friday afternoon.

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Information sought on mystery woman

Published Thursday, April 11, 2019
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to help identify a woman seen and heard on a home security system apparently asking for help.

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Chico man convicted of robbery

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Brian Knox

It took a Wise County jury a little more than half an hour Wednesday to find a Chico man guilty of robbing his mother last summer. Justin Russell Carlton, 28, was found guilty of the second degree felony charge of robbery stemming from an incident on Aug. 28 of last year.

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Man attacks deputies: Attempted capital murder charge filed

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Richard Greene

A Lake Bridgeport man is facing an attempted capital murder charge after attacking and injuring two Wise County Sheriff's Office deputies Thursday evening.

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Raids lead to 10 arrests

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Brian Knox

A series of raids Thursday resulted in the arrest of 10 people on various charges related to drugs and stolen firearms.

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Cole indicted in stabbing

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Poolville man has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury for stabbing his father-in-law.

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$500K of drugs discovered

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop near Decatur last weekend led to another discovery of nearly a half-million dollars worth of drugs.

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Brezina indicted for capital murder

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Wise County grand jury this week indicted Decatur resident Ronnie Lee Brezina for capital murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend, 45-year-old Brandy Wallen of Decatur.

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Pursuit ends in arrest

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man was arrested after leading officers on a 15-minute high speed pursuit in the Chico area Thursday afternoon.

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Nearly 200 pounds of drugs seized

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the discovery of close to 200 pounds of marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol.

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Kids to remain in CPS care

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Brian Knox

The four children removed from a Newark home after their parents were' charged with criminal negligence will remain in foster care for now, a Wise County judge ruled Wednesday.

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Garrett indicted

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood has been indicted on felony theft charges.

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Kids to remain in foster care

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
By Brian Knox

The four children removed from a Newark home after their parents were charged with criminal negligence will remain in foster care for now, a Wise County judge ruled Wednesday.

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4 arrested on drug charges

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Valentine's Day left four people in Heartbreak Hotel, aka the Wise County Jail, following a drug investigation at a Decatur motel last Thursday.

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‘Just horrendous:’ Children found locked in dog kennel

‘Just horrendous:’ Children found locked in dog kennel

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

Four children discovered living in what Sheriff Lane Akin described as "horrendous" conditions Tuesday near Newark were doing well in foster care later in the week.

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