Paris – A Paris man is charged with eight counts, five drug-related, following the issuance of a warrant and his arrest yesterday.
26-year-old Jermaine Deon Ellis is said to have fled police on foot before later found hiding in a shed. Upon arrest, Ellis was found to be in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, and crack cocaine all in a drug free zone.
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Hunt County – Testimony in the capital murder trial of John William Trotman III, of Mesquite, concluded Tuesday.
The jury is expected to receive the case to begin deliberations following closing arguments today.
The prosecution's final witness Tuesday was the woman Trotman was staying with at the time he allegedly stabbed Greenville resident Ryon Rhoden to death in November 2007. Leticia Jones testified Trotman told her he had killed Rhoden after attempting to rob him.
– Area school districts continue to close their doors amidst the spread of seasonal flu.
The Como Pickton ISD will be closed for the remainder of the week for excessive absences, while Campbell ISD will be closed through Monday. The Trenton ISD in southern Fannin County has also shut its doors.
Earlier this week, the Boles ISD announced plans to close school until next Wednesday due to high absenteeism.