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Suspect in Corsicana robbery nabbed by EPD

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  Ennis police Tuesday detained a suspect in an aggravated robbery that occurred in Corsicana. According to Lt. Mike Hopson with the Ennis PD, 22-year-old DeSoto resident Antonio Wilson was pulled over on Interstate 45 after committing a traffic violation. Hopson said he then lied to the officer about his real identity. See the report […]

Man missing after police chase

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A family is worried about one of their own after a family argument led to kidnapping claims as well as a high-speed pursuit, which took Seven Points police from Kaufman County all the way to Farm-to- Market Road 85 near Ennis. According to police, the suspect is missing after the chase ended on foot Monday. […]

Home, history lost in blaze

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Dwain Culpepper and his wife, Teresa, sat outside their Ennis home on Monday, counting their losses after a fire destroyed their home of nearly 45 years on Saturday. It was the home they raised their children in, the first home they owned together and the only home they knew together. Lost in the fire were […]

Ennis Police called to suspected suicide

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Ennis emergency personnel were called to the scene of a suspected suicide Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Ennis Police Department, at approximately 2:11 p.m. police “received a call in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the head. The person was located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 287 […]

Maypearl chief resigns

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Maypearl Chief of Police Marlin Suell has resigned after taking the job in November of last year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Man arrested in connection to New Years robbery

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Red Oak police executed an Ennis arrest warrant Thursday related to a January robbery of an individual trying to get a tattoo. According to police, the victim of the robbery, who wasn’t named, reported to the Ennis Police Department at around 10 p.m. Jan. 1 that he was robbed while attempting to get his tattoo […]

Police need help ID’ing robbery suspect

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Ennis police released still surveillance shots Wednesday of the suspect connected with a robbery at La Quinta Inn and Suites on Thursday of last week. Det. Paul Asby with the Ennis Police Department said Wednesday police are still looking for the suspect, who Asby believes is most likely from out of town. The man who […]

Woman charged with endangering children

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Two women were taken into custody Sunday morning after a driver was clocked by an Ennis police officer at 118 mph. According to police, the driver, 33-year-old Houston resident Lakeshia Peterson has since been charged with two counts of child endangerment due to the fact that her two children, aged nine and 11, were allegedly […]

Hotel robbed early Thursday; Suspect on the loose

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A man robbed the La Quinta Inn and Suites early Thursday morning and got away, according to Ennis police. Investigators suspect the man who robbed the hotel at around 5 a.m. was a Hispanic male a little more than six feet tall. According to police, he was wearing a black and blue jacket with blue […]

Sheriff’s office makes burglary bust

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested two burglary suspects and recovered multiple stolen items. According to the ECSO, evidence at the site of residential burglary in the Avalon area led investigators to identify one of the suspects, which led them to additional criminal activity where the […]

Woman looking for cow causes two-car accident

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] A two-car accident in the 1500 block of State Highway 34 on Saturday sent four people to the hospital. According to the crash report, the woman who caused the accident, 22-year-old Patricia Hurtado, said she was trying to spot a cow that one of the two children in the car pointed […]

Ex-boyfriend charged with burglary

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An Ennis man was arrested Saturday after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her, according to police. Investigators believe 20-year-old Angel Padilla used his bare fist to punch a window out in the victim’s apartment in the 1000 block of Biloxi Dr. before going through the window to assault her. […]

One out-of-town bounty hunter acquitted of criminal mischief charges

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An out-of-town bounty hunter accused of criminal mischief in May was recently acquitted. Ennis police originally arrested 37-year-old Timothy Stone and 28-year-old Trenton Steen after a witness said they sprayed pepper spray into a house in the 300 block of E. Freeman Street in Ennis. According to the report, they believed […]

EHS student recalls drug episode

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Brenda Laznovsky remembers Jan. 8 at the most terrifying day of her life. That was the day she got a call from Ennis High School, telling her to come. She thought her son was in trouble. Maybe he had gotten into a fight, or maybe he had hurt himself somehow, she thought. […]

Two-year old killed in backing up accident

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] A two-year old boy was killed Tuesday after his 53-year-old uncle ran over him in a pickup truck. Lt. Mike Hopson with the Ennis Police Department called the incident a “tragic accident” and said that he doesn’t anticipate any charges will be filed. According to police, the uncle was backing up in […]

Dogs help find victim of rollover; sister gives update on condition

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The woman who found 19-year-old Alexandria Santos Wednesday morning after a rollover accident the night before says it was thanks to her dogs that she was able to find her. Margaret Wade, a resident near the wreck in the 6600 block of Farm-to-Market Road 879, said she woke up at about 5 a.m. to let […]

Rollover pins victim under truck all night

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Cameron Rayburn, one of the first responders with the Garrett Area Rural Fire Department, said the victim, whose name has yet to be confirmed by authorities, was alert when he arrived but was pinned underneath the truck. “As soon as the call was dispatched over the radio, we immediately called for air ambulance to be […]

Rice VFD receives a $12,900 grant for new rescue equipment

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Rice Volunteer Fire Department received a $12,900 grant from Texas A&M Forest Service through the Rural VFD Assistance Program to purchase new rescue equipment. The tools include a power unit, spreader, cutter and ram. “We are trying to keep up-to-date equipment to better serve as mutual aid to the bigger fire departments in the area,” […]

Armed robbery suspect in custody

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The suspected perpetrator of an armed robbery of the Ennis Holiday Inn Express is in police custody. According to police, 22-year-old Andy Andrade Jr. took a gun to the hotel late Sunday night and robbed the clerk of the hotel’s money as well as her own personal money. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Woman arrested for animal cruelty

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] A warrant was served Tuesday morning for 30-year-old Lawanna Bailey after animal control found one dog dead and one dog in extremely poor conditions at her residence, according to Ennis police. The arrest warrant affidavit for Bailey states that the dogs were pit bulls. The dead dog appeared to have been […]

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