Officers search for stabbing suspect

Officers search for stabbing suspect

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Brian Knox and Austin Jackson

Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing Monday morning near Springtown.

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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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Fall-tastic

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Joe Duty

Costumed festival fans of all ages mill about under the safe watch of law enforcement at the Wise County Sheriff's Fall Fest Wednesday at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

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Life savers: Deputies praised for actions following medical emergency

Life savers: Deputies praised for actions following medical emergency

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

A couple of Wise County Sheriff's deputies are being credited with saving a Dallas man's life two weeks ago.

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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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Man identified in Shale Creek shooting death

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Authorities Sunday released the identity of the man who died with a gunshot wound in the Shale Creek neighborhood off Texas 114 near the Wise and Denton County line Friday.

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Full Wise County burn ban lifted

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The full Wise County burn ban that has been in place since July 10 was lifted Tuesday,  according to Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell. 

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Meth forum draws crowd

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Thirty-five years ago, Lane Akin was a brand new narcotics agent. He was working undercover in a rural Texas town and had befriended a couple immersed in the drug culture.

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Akin seeks new inmate phone system

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin is shopping for a new inmate phone system.

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Chase runs through county

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Reece Waddell

A chase involving two stolen vehicles ended in Fort Worth around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.

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High-speed chase ends in Fort Worth

Published Monday, July 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

A chase that started in Montague County ended in Fort Worth around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin.

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Elderly Lake Bridgeport man shot and killed over fireworks

Published Sunday, July 8, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

An elderly Lake Bridgeport man was shot and killed Saturday night after getting into an argument over fireworks, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin confirmed.

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No more warnings: S.O. to issue tickets for burn ban violations

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

With a burn ban still in place due to an elevated fire risk, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said his department is no longer issuing warnings for violations.

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2 arrested for burglaries

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two people have been arrested in a string of vehicle burglaries in south Wise County.

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Information sought on burglary, theft cases

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help with information about recent burglaries.

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Joining forces: Counties create criminal interdiction unit

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office has partnered with six other area counties to form a specialized unit aimed at stemming the flow of illegal narcotics and human trafficking along major roadways in North Texas.

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K-9 officer retires

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

K-9 officer Rocky is retiring from the Wise County Sheriff's Office.

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Information sought on theft cases

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is looking for tips on a couple of different thefts in recent months.

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Meth found during traffic stop

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Brian Knox

Wise County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle carrying 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend.

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Degrees of faith: Sheriff recalls Waco seige

Degrees of faith: Sheriff recalls Waco seige

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two small puffs of smoke. It caught the eye of Sgt. Lane Akin and his fellow Texas Rangers stationed about 400 yards south of the Branch Davidian Compound around midday on April 19, 1993.

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