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Police hunting for leads in Verizon break-in

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Ennis detectives have no leads after a break-in at the Verizon Wireless store on Ennis Avenue last week.

Sheriff issues scam alert

The Ellis County Sheriff is warning residents about a debt-collection scam that has popped up.

Chief: Officer error freed suspect

Police Chief John Erisman said an officer’s failure to follow proper procedure made it possible for a suspect to walk out of the Ennis municipal jail on Nov. 3.

Venus man gets 5 years

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On Monday, an Ellis County jury convicted Mahmod Suleiman Qalawi, 44, a butcher from Venus, of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — family violence. On Tuesday, the same jury sentenced Qalawi to five years in prison.

Burglar gets 15 years

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Online court records show Reynoldo Romero, indicted last November for a string of thefts in the Ferris area in 2011, pleaded guilty to burglary charges this month. Romero was sentenced to 15 years in a Texas Department of Corrections prison, according to online court records.

Naked burglar case ends in plea

Randall Williford, an Ennis man accused of breaking into a woman’s house on N. Gaines St. in April while drunk and using her laundry facilities, has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and burglary.

EPD: Man impersonated U.S. marshal; arrest likely


Ennis police are investigating a Thursday report that a man impersonated a U.S. Marshal to gain entry into an Ennis home.

Handcuffed motorcyclist leads police on chase

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Palmer police chased a handcuffed motorcyclist into Ennis on Saturday night.

EPD: No leads in semi theft

If there’s one lesson area football fans have learned the past two years, it is to never underestimate rivals. Although the Lions finished on top, last Friday’s game between the Ennis Lions and the Red Oak Hawks confirmed this theory.

Trustee breaks out of lockup

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating how a trustee was able to unlock a secure door and briefly escape the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on Saturday. Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley said Jason Adcock, 36 of Dallas, was serving as a trustee in the kitchen area when he allegedly took a key from the kitchen office, walked out the back door and fled on foot.

Department reaches out on elder fraud problem

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Det. Sgt. Mark Mahoney of the Ennis Police Department spoke with the Retired School Personnel Association on Thursday about the dangers of identity theft and how it affects the elderly.

Police chase suspects to Dallas

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Ennis police reportedly chased Luis Alcaron, 22, of Dallas and Joshire Nicholson, 24, of Dallas  into Dallas County after a theft Wednesday. The pair allegedly had three children in the vehicle.

Ennis police have reported chasing a couple on the run with three children in tow after an alleged theft at Walmart into Dallas County on Wednesday before the pair surrendered.

WPD names man found in city park

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Waxahachie police on Wednesday released the identity of a man found dead in Getzendaner Park.

Man gets 60 years for child sex abuse

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Child molestor Archie Lee Becks, of Waxahachie, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Thief at large

The Ennis Police Department is currently seeking an individual suspected of running off with a bag of money from a local business.

Sheriff: Mom killed family

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CORSICANA — A Rice-area mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their home before killing herself with a shot to the head, the Navarro County sheriff said Tuesday.

Sheriff: Wife killed husband, 3 sons, self


CORSICANA — A Rice-area mother fatally shot her husband and three sons in their home before killing herself with a shot to the head, the Navarro County sheriff said today.

5 slain in Rice

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said he and his detectives currently consider the two adults and three children found dead in a rural Rice home Sunday night to be victims of a murder-suicide.

Local man busted for exposure

A 53-year-old Walmart employee surrendered to authorities Wednesday pending charges of indecent exposure.

Ferris police file charges in July sex case

Ferris police arrested one man in connection to a July 7 sexual assault, and expect to arrest another in the next few days.

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