Garrett charged with embezzling from Wood family

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman has been arrested on theft charges, accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood. Robin Anne Garrett, 46, is charged with theft greater than $300,000, a first degree felony; theft $150,000 to $300,000, a second degree felony; and theft $2,500 to $30,000 enhanced, a third degree felony.

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County assists with cold case murders

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office has assisted numerous criminal investigation agencies throughout the country recently by housing a suspected serial killer at the jail.

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Jury finds man guilty of misdemeanor assault

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man facing prison time for a felony assault charge was instead found guilty of a misdemeanor charge by a Wise County jury Wednesday.

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Man arrested for arson, assault

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man was arrested after officers said he assaulted his grandmother and tried to set her home on fire earlier this week.

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Teen arrested for school threat

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A 15-year-old female student was arrested Monday morning at Decatur High School after posting a threat on Facebook.

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Burglars hit local pharmacy

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Brian Knox

Bridgeport police are investigating a burglary of a pharmacy early Saturday morning.

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2 arrested for break-in

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Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after authorities say they were caught trying to steal a tractor from a local business.

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4 indicted for 15 bank robberies; Members of Paradise family face federal charges for 2014 crime spree

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Paradise couple and two of their family members have been indicted by a federal grand jury for a cross-country bank robbery spree in 2014.

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Man evades officers after crash

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A man evaded officers on foot after crashing a motorcycle on Old Decatur Road near Alvord Wednesday morning.

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Arson arrest made in wildfire case

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson causes bodily injury, a first degree felony, in connection with the large wildfire near Alvord in August.

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Arson arrest made in Barclay fire case

Published Thursday, October 4, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson causes bodily injury, a first degree felony, in connection with the large wildfire near Alvord in August.

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Teen detained after parade incident

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Brian Knox

A 16-year-old Bridgeport resident was taken to a juvenile detention facility following an incident at the Bridgeport homecoming parade Monday evening.

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Woman charged with murder

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Rhome woman has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a man last week inside her home.

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Deputy charged with assault

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident.

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Child sex charges on former judge dropped

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two child sex crime cases against a former Wise County justice of the peace have been dismissed by the district attorney's office.

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Man jailed for assault

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A fight in a local motel parking lot has left one man in critical condition and another in jail.

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Rhome resident arrested for murder

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A Rhome woman has been arrested for the shooting death of her former husband last Friday night. Marie Kendale Kimani, 35, was arrested at her home in the 12600 block of Forest Lawn Rhome in the Shale Creek Neighborhood east of Rhome late Wednesday night.

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Affidavit: Deputy choked and threatened wife with gun

Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident. Deputy Taylor Alan Whittle of Decatur was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - a second degree felony - and assault family violence impeding breathing or circulation - a third degree felony.

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Sheriff’s deputy arrested for assault

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A Wise County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident. Deputy Taylor Alan Whittle of Decatur was arrested Tuesday and charged with a second degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a third degree felony of assault family violence impeding breathing or circulation.

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Man pleads guilty to drug delivery

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

On the second day of his trial for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance - and facing a possible punishment of up to life in prison - 24-year-old Christopher Laron Hall decided to plead guilty in exchange for a 12-year prison sentence.

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