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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Man arrested on gambling charge

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Irving man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into illegal gambling taking place at a tobacco shop in Bridgeport.

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Search warrant leads to drug arrest

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Brian Knox

Three local law enforcement agencies worked together last week to serve a search warrant that led to a drug arrest in Bridgeport.

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Man arrested for killing cows

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

A local rancher has been arrested for killing livestock.

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5 arrested for meth possession

5 arrested for meth possession

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Brian Knox

Five people were arrested on drug charges following a search of a Decatur home Thursday morning.

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Man gets 2 years for assault

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man who fired a gun into the ground and hit his brother over the head with the gun during a dispute two years ago was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday.

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Jury delivers 50-year sentence

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Fort Worth man convicted by a Wise County jury this week of evading arrest with a vehicle was sentenced to prison for a fifth time.

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Gaming machines seized

Gaming machines seized

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

Ten gaming machines were seized from two separate tobacco shops in Bridgeport Thursday evening, and the business owners could soon face misdemeanor gambling charges.

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600 pounds of pot found during stop

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

For the second time this year, a traffic stop in Wise County has resulted in the discovery of at least 600 pounds of marijuana.

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2 locals arrested in sex sting

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County residents were arrested last week as part of an undercover sting of men seeking sex with minors.

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Marijuana seized during traffic stops

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A pair of traffic stops within 24 hours resulted in the seizure of more than 100 pounds of marijuana this week.

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Apparent scam prompts bomb squad response

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Denton Fire Department Bomb Squad was called to a home south of Boyd Thursday evening after a suspicious suitcase was found.

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Bridgeport Police arrest 2 for drugs, fake money

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

Drugs and counterfeit money were discovered during a traffic stop in Bridgeport this week.

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Boone named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wichita Falls man arrested in September in Wise County has been charged in federal court as part of a drug conspiracy in North Texas.

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Former Northwest Trustee given probation for lewd photos

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A former Northwest School Board member arrested in October for possession of child pornography has been given five years probation.

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Suspect in chase identified

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

An Oklahoma man remained in Wise County Jail Friday after leading a police chase through three counties Monday.

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Information sought on motorcycle theft

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Sheriff's Office investigators are seeking information about the theft of a motorcycle in Rhome.

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Man shot, killed over fireworks

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Reece Waddell

An elderly Lake Bridgeport man was shot and killed Saturday night after getting into an argument over fireworks with neighbors.

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