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Suspect named in highway homicide case

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The main suspect’s name has been released in an Interstate 45 shooting investigation that killed one man early Monday morning. Tuesday, Roderick Jackson was booked into Navarro County’s jail for murder with bond set at $250,000. Get the details on this in The Ennis Daily News. Your life. Your time. Your news. Subscribe here.

Suspected highway shooter in custody

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A man suspected of shooting and killing his brother on Interstate 45 early Monday morning is in the Navarro County Jail. According to jail records, the suspected shooter, Roderick Jackson, is being held on $250,000 bond. Rice Police Department initially began the investigation alongside Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies at around 1:30 a.m. when they arrived […]

Rice PD: iPhone thief also a fugitive

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The Rice Police Department believes a fugitive was the person who anonymously turned in a stolen iPhone 6 to the police station’s mailbox. Get the details on this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Your life. Your time. Your news. Become a subscriber today!

Citizens Accused…

Chandler, Devin

Pick up a copy of the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News to find out what landed this happy guy behind bars. Your life. Your time. Your news. Subscribe today!

Ellis County court clerk charged with theft

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A former Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 court clerk was booked into Midlothian Police Department’s jail Friday morning on theft charges. According to the indictment, which came from an Ellis County grand jury June 29, Felecia Rene Criss, a Waxahachie woman, stole between $20,000 and $100,000 from the court located in Midlothian while under employment. Criss […]

Former court clerk turns self in


Anna Rosales, the former Ennis municipal court clerk accused of stealing clos e to $115,000 in misdemeanor fines, turned herself in to investigators Friday morning in Midlothian. The 55-year-old Ennis woman was indicted by an Ellis County grand jury on June 29. The official charge for Rosales is theft by public servant greater than $30,000 […]

Deal reached in child porn, sex assault cases

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A Waxahachie man reached a plea deal with prosecutors Tuesday after being accused of sexual assault and possession of child pornography. William Dubose, 32, pled guilty to eight separate counts – two counts of sexual assault, five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography with intent to promote […]

No leads in arson case

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An arson investigation into a house fire on West Baldridge Street hasn’t turned up any new information, according to Ennis Fire Marshal Chad Wester. Wester acknowledged the fact a witness spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of the home last Wednesday. Want to get the rest of this story?  Subscribe now!

Stolen motorcycle chase ends on foot


By Justin Tubbs A Thursday night chase involving a stolen motorcycle began in the 100 block of West Ennis Avenue and ended when police caught the suspect on foot in a downtown alley. Lt. Mike Hopson, spokesperson for the Ennis Police Department, said a patrol officer noticed the motorcycle revving its engine, accelerating then slowing […]

Three arrested in gift card thefts

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By Justin Tubbs Three were arrested in Ennis Monday for charges related to stealing Visa gift cards. Jason York, the detective working the case with the Ennis Police Department said three suspects, all from Fort Worth, used stolen gift cards to purchase cigarettes. “They had about 60 gift cards, and the numbers used on the […]

Theft case raises a flap

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By Justin Tubbs As news spread Tuesday and Wednesday about the case of former municipal court clerk Anna Rosales, who allegedly stole $115,000 in misdemeanor fines, people came forward with stories of how the case has affected them personally. Many people said they paid fines in cash several years ago only to receive letters recently […]

Police: ‘Clerk stole $115K’

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By Justin Tubbs A former municipal court clerk with the City of Ennis could soon be facing theft charges for taking close to $115,000 over a four year period dating back to 2012, Ennis Police Department officials said. Anna Rosales, the 55-year-old municipal court clerk who worked for the city since November of 2000 allegedly […]

Court clerk accused of stealing $115K

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Anna Rosales is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the Ennis Municipal Court.

Former Ennis municipal court clerk Anna Rosales is accused of stealing approximately $115,000 since 2012, according to the Ennis Police Department. According to the Department, an Ellis County grand jury is expected to make a decision on June 29 whether to indict the 55-year-old Ennis woman on second degree felony theft charges. Lt. Mike Hopson with […]

Minister charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

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By Justin Tubbs An Ennis minister wanted for allegedly stalking and assaulting an ex-girlfriend last September was found and arrested Wednesday. According to police, the ex-girlfriend reported that Irron Searcy, 52, a minister and founder of Break Every Chain Ministries sent her threatening text messages, left threatening voicemails and even threw a brick at her […]

Truck crash east of Ennis injures one

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By Justin Tubbs The driver of an 18-wheeler was sent to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with serious injuries after being ejected from his truck in a head-on collision involving two rock haulers Tuesday morning. According to investigators, the wreck happened when an eastbound car slowed down to pull into Sokol Hall, causing Ennis truck […]

Officers give support to detective on her third bout with Leukemia

Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Officers hope to raise money for the veteran officer.

Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. Her third bout with cancer won’t likely be easy, but the support around her certainly won’t hurt. “She is in a time of need, and if we can help her out, we should,” said officer Brad Sherrard, head of the Ennis Police […]

Ennis PD makes arrest in BB shooting


By Justin Tubbs An Ennis man was arrested Sunday in connection with a BB gun shooting that sent a boy to the hospital last week. Jose Ibarra-Chavez, 20, was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Police say he is the uncle of the boy who was shot in his right arm with a […]

Multiple accidents keep first responders busy

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By Justin Tubbs Police were called to at least four accidents during the day Thursday, some of which happened during inclement weather in Ennis. None of the accidents with completed crash reports had rain or weather listed as a contributing factor. The first in the rash of accidents came Thursday morning near the corner of […]

Power out in Ennis neighborhood

Photo courtesy Chad Wester / Ennis Fire

A power pole was downed in a car accident at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Fire Marshal Chad Wester. According to Wester, a vehicle crashed into the pole near the corner of South Hall and West Milam Street, causing a power outage in the area. The power is expected to be out until some […]

Police: shot came from BB gun

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A group of witnesses speaks with Ennis police Wednesday afternoon shortly after a reported shooting.

A gunshot reported Wednesday afternoon that sent a boy to Ennis Regional Medical Center came from BB gun, according to Ennis police. The report of a gunshot initially came at around 3:30 p.m., and police were still trying to figure out whether a gun was actually fired. Ennis police spokesperson Lt. Mike Hopson said Wednesday […]

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