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Law enforcement training exercise to close Education Drive on TAMUC campus Thursday

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Lindsey Wiley
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Texas A&M University-Commerce

Several Hunt County agencies will participate in the exercise, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

  • A law enforcement training exercise has been scheduled for tomorrow on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The A&M-Commerce Department of Emergency Management and Safety, in cooperation with the University Police Department and other Hunt County public safety agencies, will conduct an emergency management training exercise on Thursday at 2 p.m. on Education Drive at the Alpha Phi sorority house. The event will not disrupt classes or other university business, but Education Drive and its parking areas will be closed on Thursday. People are asked to avoid the area during the exercise.
  • The founding member of a private search and recovery team that recovered the remains of a missing Hunt County woman from Lake Tawakoni has been charged with rape of a child. A Utah district court has charged 47-year-old Jared Leisek with two counts of rape. Court documents say the incidents happened in 1992, when Leisek was 16 and the victim was 9. There’s no statute of limitations for rape in Utah. Leisek was one of two founders of Adventures with Purpose, an Oregon-based team of forensic divers who specialize in cold cases. In October 2021, Adventures with Purpose recovered the remains of Carey Mae Parker from Lake Tawakoni. Parker had been missing since 1991.