Russell indicted for arson

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County men were indicted on separate arson-related charges by a Wise County grand jury Dec. 18.

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Little pleads guilty to Ector County murder

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

A convicted murder and suspected serial killer who was held in the Wise County Jail for two months pleaded guilty Thursday to the 1994 Ector County murder of 38-year-old Denise Christie Brothers.

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Fake bills surface at local stores

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of incidents where counterfeit money is being used at local stores.

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‘Because I could;’ Garrett charged with embezzlement from Wood family

Published Saturday, November 24, 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.

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Slow roll: 2-hour pursuit ends with felony arrest

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man was charged with two felony offenses after leading officers on a two-hour vehicle pursuit up and down U.S. 81/287 late Monday night.

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Woman indicted for murder

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Rhome woman has been indicted for the murder of her ex-husband.

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Two arrested on drug charges

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Richard Greene

A suspicious person call in the Sonic parking lot in Boyd after hours Monday led to the arrest of two people on drug charges.

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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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By Saturday, October 20, 2018

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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