COMMERCE – Commerce Police Department received a 911 transfer call Sunday at 12:28 p.m. from Greenville Police notifying them that a red Ford Mustang was firing shots at the Wesley Street Bridge in Greenville. Three shots were reported fired at that location, according to Commerce Public Information Officer Marty Cunningham.
Commerce Police intercepted the car at 12:33 p.m. on State Highway 24/50 just outside the city limits of Commerce. The suspect pointed a gun at Commerce officers and shots were exchanged between the two.
Commerce – Statement issued by Dr. Dan Jones, A&M-Commerce President:
As a scholar of the media and former journalist, I learned long ago the difference between accuracy and truth. In recent days, a number of statements have been circulating in the media surrounding an unfortunate and embarrassing episode that occurred on our campus last week: the theft of an entire press run of our student newspaper, The East Texan, from distribution stands throughout the university.
– Filing for the May 8 municipal elections ends Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
Locally, the Commerce City Council had five candidates in the running at last report. Quay Throgmorton is unopposed in his quest for a second straight term as mayor. Incumbent for Place 2 Billie Biggerstaff is being challenged by Douglas Rohrabaugh while Sue Davis will face Incumbent Place 4 Bob Monday.
Commerce – A Commerce woman has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection to a chase along I-30.
Kelly Michelle McGee entered the pleas to driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, endangering a child and evading arrest with a vehicle. She was placed on five years probation on each charged along with 200 hours of community service.
Greenville – Another inquiry has been made into the deaths of two men shot and killed last month by law enforcement officers.
The Greenville Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance announced Thursday it had begun a series of meetings with law enforcement officials from the agencies connected to the shootings, according to Rev. Brian Keith Thomas, President of the Alliance.