Mt. Pleasant – An officer with the Mt Pleasant Police Department for five years was arrested Friday morning. Joshua Hatfield was Mt Pleasant's K-9 officer and worked on drug interdiction. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Jackson, of Tyler told the Mt Pleasant Daily Tribune that Hatfield was charged with selling a firearm to a person under indictment for a felony. There was another charge of selling a firearm to an unlawful alien in the U.S. illegally.
If convicted Hatfield faces up to ten years and up to a quarter million dollar fine.
– Area residents are being reminded that U. S. Census Bureau workers will be a regular presence in your neighborhood through the coming months.
Crews will be collecting information from those who did not return their census questionnaire and verifying certain census information.
Employees will be clearly identified with a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag and a confidentiality notice. Workers will visit individual homes up to three times to record information.
Greenville – Hunt County residents will be pausing for the Pledge tonight. The annual "Pause for the Pledge" is scheduled at the Hunt County Fair tonight at 5:45pm as part of a Flag Day observance. The event will coincide with the time nationally when everyone is asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Hunt County – A Hunt County man is scheduled for execution after spending nearly three decades on death row. David Lee Powell is scheduled to be executed Tuesday for the 1978 murder of Austin police officer Ralph Ablanedo. Powell had been stopped on a traffic violation when he opened fire with a Russian-made AK-47 machine gun, hitting the officer at least four times. At the time of the shooting, Powell was a student at the University of Texas, where he enrolled after graduating as valedictorian from Campbell High School.
Greenville – A couple from Campbell charged with running a meth lab may plan to enter pleas of guilty after originally pleading not guilty to the crime. William and Stacy Davidson were two of three people arrested in February 2009 at a home in Campbell as a result of a joint investigation between the Hunt County and Hopkins County Sheriff's offices and the Sulphur Springs Police.