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Drug bust in Palmer

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Investigators with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Farm-to-Market 879, Palmer, on March 31. The warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from the residence. See the report in the Ennis […]

Six arrested in sex assault at Waxahachie

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Five volunteer firefighters and one other person were arrested Monday and are facing serious charges in what investigators are calling a hazing incident that happened on Jan. 20. The six arrested, five of whom were released on bond by Tuesday, are Alec Chase Miller, 28; Casey Joe Stafford, 30; Keith Edward Wisakowsky, 26; Preston Thomas […]

50-year sentence given

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On April 2, 2015, Ronald Darrin Combs, 47, of Italy, Texas, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fire heavily damages home

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A fire caused what appeared to be extensive damage to a home in the 300 block of W. Milam on Friday morning. A section of the house was damaged badly enough to see the interior. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Crash Friday on North Kaufman Streeet

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A wreck on N. Kaufman Street in front of Burger King ended with a young girl being taken away by ambulance. In this photo, police are speaking with the woman who got into a wreck with another car. Her daughter was the injured subject, according to police, but an officer on the scene said she […]

Sheriff: Don’t go ‘mudding’

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that it is a felony offense to damage crops and farmland in a practice known as “mudding,” where vehicles leave the roadway to drive around, leaving damage in their wake. “There is no tolerance for this behavior,” Sheriff Johnny Brown said. See the report in the Ennis […]

ECSO: Cockfight arrests, stolen vehicle incident

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Investigation ongoing into stolen vehicle case Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a possible recovered stolen vehicle at about 12:50 p.m. Monday. Arrests made in cockfighting incident The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested six people and issued several dozen citations after deputies and assisting agencies shut down an illegal cockfight in the 700 […]

Shooter arrested after assaulting four, including child

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An Ennis man was arrested Saturday night after firing a rifle toward his wife and several onlookers, including a child, police said.

Ferris police catch alleged thief

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In the small hours of the morning on Tuesday, a Dallas man was arrested after being caught in the act of stealing a camper trailer. At 5:39 a.m., Officer Stephen Tiner with the Ferris Police Department spotted a suspicious “vehicle” off the road in the 200 block of Birch St., according to a Ferris PD […]

Police issue warning about your car, valuables

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The Ennis Police Department is currently investigating multiple vehicle burglaries that took place Thursday night at various locations in Ennis including All-Star Bowl and Cotton Patch Cafe. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Man invites cops into room with drugs

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After police responded to a report of an altercation involving a hatchet, a suspect invited police into a room in his home, where police say they found drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight. See the report in the March 27 Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Driver crashes into salon

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American Hairlines salon at 400 N. Kaufman was the site of a crash on Wednesday. Twenty-year-old Cameron Ty Clark was driving south on North Kaufman Street in a 2007 black Dodge Nitro around 9 p.m. A witness, documented in the report, stated that “the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it […]

Ennis man faces assault charge

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched March 14 to the 3100 block of E. State Highway 34 in response to a fight in progress. While en route, deputies were advised that the male suspect had driven from the scene in a vehicle. He was apprehended and booked on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated […]

ECSO seizes animals, files charge

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) has arrested the owner of several animals on a charge of animal cruelty to livestock. The owner was taken into custody after a seizure hearing Monday, March 16, in Ellis County Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Police Report

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

March 12 8 a.m. – civil standby, 2000 block N. Kaufman St. 8:04 a.m. – egged vehicle, 900 block Phillips Dr. 8:10 a.m. – warrant arrests, 3700 block E. Hwy 85 See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Gaming machines seized by ECSO

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Sixty-three eight-liner gaming machines were seized last Monday after the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit raided a building in the 3200 block of FM 66 according to an ECSO press release. In addition to the machines, $4,236 in cash was also confiscated. During the course of the raid, three people were arrested for […]

Ellis Sheriff’s Office makes big drug bust

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Two were arrested, and more than $600,000 worth of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and black tar heroin, were recovered Wednesday as the result of a drug raid, according to an Ellis County Sheriff’s Office press release. The ECSO Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence at 931 Ranchland Circle in Midlothian. See […]

Ennis Police: Beware of tax scam

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The Ennis Police Department wants Ennis residents to beware of a phone scam. “Some people, mainly elderly people, are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them they need to send money right now,” said Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the EPD criminal investigations division. “The IRS will not call you […]

Icy roads cause accidents countywide

Photo courtesy of Ennis Police Department / A fifth-wheel travel trailer overturned near Highway 85 in Ennis.

Snow and ice is a sign of fun and play for kids, but for adults who aren’t used to driving on it, it can be a nightmare.

Child molester gets 198 years

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Jose De Jesus Maldanado, Jr., 35, of Duncanville, was sentenced by an Ellis County jury to 99 years in prison for two offenses of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The jury convicted him Thursday, Feb. 19. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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