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Police ID third suspect in Tuesday’s manhunt

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An apparent third suspect has been named in the Tuesday incident where shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C that later resulted in an Ennis police officer being fired upon. Police earlier this week filed an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Javier Martinez of Lancaster, after they learned of a […]

Police continue search for guns used in shootings


Police are still slowly scouring the same area they searched Tuesday when Melissa Trevino and Juan Cardenas-Aguirre allegedly led them on a six-hour manhunt. This time, instead of suspects on the lam, they are searching for the weapons used to fire upon a house in the 400 block of Avenue C and later a police […]

Robocop meets Lethal Weapon


CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they’d have to do so. The killing […]

Dogs end 6-hour manhunt

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A Dallas couple taken into police custody Tuesday has been charged with attempted capital murder after the two fired bullets into an Ennis home then led police on an hours-long manhunt which ended when search dogs tracked them down across the Navarro County line near Emhouse. Subscribe now and get the rest of this story […]

Erisman remembers detective who battled cancer

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During a week that was already fraught with emotion for anyone who wears a badge, the Ennis Police Department also had to cope with losing one its own officers. Ennis Chief of Police John Erisman remembers Det. Sgt. Dorinda Clark as someone who loved her job and would always give it to you straight. Become […]

EPD issues statement regarding manhunt


The Ennis Police Department has issued a statement detailing some of the events surrounding Tuesday’s manhunt. Lt. Mike Hopson said the incident began with a 7:30 a.m. call from a resident reporting a drive-by shooting 40 block of Avenue C in Ennis. Witnesses gave police a description of an Hispanic male in a black Volkswagen […]

Armed suspects captured


**Updated to show suspects were captured and police statements** An hours-long manhunt for two “armed and dangerous” suspects came to close shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday when police apprehended them in Navarro County just off NW 0150 in the woods near the pipeline. The pair, described as an Hispanic male and female wanted for a […]

Dallas suspect told police he wanted to kill white officers

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DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers during a protest march told authorities that he was upset about the police shootings of two black men earlier this week and wanted to exterminate whites, “especially white officers,” officials said Friday. The man identified as 25-year-old Micah […]

VIDEO EXTRA: Helicopter crash kills two

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Two people have been confirmed killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday outside Italy. According to Ellis County Emergency Management, the chopper exploded in mid-air. Officials said Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m. that nobody is being allowed into the area until the Federal Aviation Administration arrives to investigate. The helicopter was a Bell 525 aircraft and […]

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…

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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 […]

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