Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
BIG SANDY, TX (KLTV) -
UPDATE: According to Upshur County records, Precinct 3 Commissioner Lloyd Crabtree and Todd Allen Crabtree were both released from the Upshur County Jail Sunday morning. Their bonds have been set at $40-thousand dollars.
An Upshur County Commissioner was arrested Saturday evening after he held an East Texas Game Warden at gun point.
According to Upshur County Jail records, Lloyd Crabtree was arrested and charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. This stemming back to the scene near Big Sandy where officials responded to reports of a possible hostage situation. Also arrested was 28-year old Todd Allen Crabtree. He was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.
Mike Cox is an information specialist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. He said State Game Warden Shane Bailey went onto the private property of the Crabtree family to do a routine check of hunters.
"He was confronted by three armed men who pointed their weapons at our Game Warden and actually came up and disarmed him," Cox said.
The Game Warden used his cell phone to call 911 for help. Officials responded to the scene and were able to safely release the Game Warden. The Crabtrees were arrested and taken to the Upshur County Sheriff's office.
A family member said his loved ones were protecting their home, but authorities say state Game Wardens have rights even when it comes to private property.
"All Texas Game Wardens have statutory authority to enter public or private land if they believe there is hunting or fishing. They have the same statewide authority as a state trooper," Cox said.
Internal affairs of Texas Parks and Wildlife along with the Texas Rangers are investigating the situation.
Officials have also added that State Game Wardens have authority to check any property in TX where there's game or fishing, whether its private property or public.
No injuries were reported. The bond on both men has not yet been set.
Lloyd Crabtree is currently the Upshur County Commissioner for Precinct 3. Crabtree's term is due to expire at the end of the calendar year. Crabtree was also charged with oppression and abuse of official by capacity of a grand jury in December of 2011, but those charges were later dropped.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>
Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:01 GMT
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District. Fire officials confirm the building is located on the district's school campus on UnionMore >>
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District.More >>
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