Two Hunt County residents charged with operating a "chop shop" in Florida; Gag order issued in capitol murder case; Four arrested in Interstate 30 drug bust; Sulphur Springs implements low income housing program; Paris man remains at large in incident that injures police officer; Wildfires in North Texas kill two.
Commerce, TX – A&M-COMMERCE SENIOR BRITNEY JORDAN IS SELECTED TO THE WNBA'S LA SPARKS!; Mavs are at home tonight; Rangers have a great start to the season; Stars beat Colorado; the A&M-C Track and Field teams posting NCAA provisional marks; and a quick Augusta update.
Greenville, Royse City – Authorities have arrested four people in a drug bust following a traffic stop on Interstate 30.
The four individuals arrested are Brendan Powell, Ronald Hill, George Pope and Kimberly Smith.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Royse City Police requested assistance from Greenville Police Department and Hunt County Sheriff's Office in stopping a possible decoy vehicle that had been observed traveling with another.
Hunt County – Two Hunt County residents have been charged with operating a chop shop in Florida.
Kevin Lee Aberle and Carol Michelle Porter are alleged to have taken part in an operation which disassembled stolen automobiles for the purpose of selling them as parts.
Both Aberle and Porter were taken into custody Monday in Greenville and transferred to the Hunt County Jail without bond on outstanding warrants from Escambia County, Florida. Both were charged with owning/operating, conducting or aiding and abetting a "chop shop".
Hunt County – A gag order is issued in a Hunt County capitol murder case.
A judge issued the order Thursday in the case of Tracie Danielle Alphin, indicted on a charge of capital murder in the shooting death last October of Jason Herrington of Quinlan. Alphin, also of Quinlan, has pleaded not guilty.
The gag order restricts attorneys for both the defense and prosecution from discussing the case with the press.
Commerce – An instructor at Texas A&M University-Commerce is robbed at gunpoint at a Longview hotel room.
Todd Goranson, Assistant Professor of Music at A&M-Commerce, was in town performing with the Longview Symphony Orchestra. Goranson, of Royse City, is a professional bassoonist with the symphony.
The Longview News-Journal reports Goranson was returning to his hotel room Wednesday after a rehearsal, carrying his bassoon, when he was approached by two men, one of which had what looked like a semi-automatic pistol.