Greenville – An investigation by the Greenville Police Department leads to the arrest of two people following a hotel room search.
Police on Thursday conducted a narcotics search concerning the sale of crack cocaine at a room in the Dream Lodge Motel along Interstate 30. Two people, whose names were not released, were taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams, under 200 grams. The offense is a second degree felony.
Greenville – The City of Greenville is reporting a case of rabies as a rabid skunk was recently found in the 3200 block of Henderson St.
The Animal Control Department is encouraging persons living in the area to immediately have their animals vaccinated, restrain pets and do not allow them to roam free and avoid contact with wild animals.
If you come across an animal you feel may be sick or injured you're encouraged to call the city's Animal Control Division at 903-457-2990.
– Guaranty Bond Bank is advising its customers of fraudulent telephone calls being made in the area.
Individuals identifying themselves as a representative with the bank and are randomly calling both customers and non-customers stating your bank card has been compromised and requesting you provide them with your 16 digit card number and security code.
Anyone who receives such a call is urged not to provide any personal information.
Paris – The attorney for two Paris men, who have filed a lawsuit against the county seeking restitution for time served in jail, says forensic evidence should have eliminated his clients from the very beginning.
Michael Mosher is representing Ryan Crostley and Shannon Finley in their federal lawsuit over their arrest and subsequent treatment in the death of their friend Brandon McClelland in 2008.
The pair was arrested shortly after McClellan's body was found on a rural Lamar County Farm Road.
Greenville – A local woman is found guilty on two of three offenses related to a robbery and high speed chase last year.
Vicki Dawn Szalay of Sumner was convicted this week of endangering a child and evading arrest. A related charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon ended in a mistrial.
Sumner pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of robbery at Crossroads Mall in Greenville and was sentenced to a combination of prison and state jail. Szalay had previously pleaded not guilty to all three charges.