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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


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


  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


  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


  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 […]

2 killed when police chase ends in head-on crash near Dallas

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A police chase ended in a head-on collision between the pursued van and a pickup truck that left both drivers dead Friday afternoon in Ellis County. The Midlothian Police Department said in a press release that officers were pursuing a van stolen Friday from a Waxahachie construction site when it veered across a median on […]

Man assaults wife, violates court order


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A Palmer man assaulted his wife Saturday in Ennis, violating a protective order enacted against him just two days prior, according to police. Police say Cody Schilling was arrested on New Years Eve after assaulting his wife, who they wouldn’t name. Schilling’s wife filed a protective order with Justice of the Peace […]

DPS increasing enforcement for holidays

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] The holidays are a time for traveling to see family and a time for celebration. This holiday season, the Texas Department of Public Safety will increase patrols for an eight-day period from Dec. 24-27 and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. They will be patrolling the roadways looking for drunk drivers, […]

Police arrest assault suspect


Justin Tubbs [email protected] An Ennis man was taken into police custody Sunday for allegedly assaulting a family member with a rifle in hand. Investigators say Artemo Hernandez, 46, assaulted a female in the 300 block of Pecan St, where they lived with children. Lt. Mike Hopson, spokesperson for the EPD, said the woman was likely […]

Ennis man sentenced for molesting daughter

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An Ennis man was found guilty Monday by an Ellis County grand jury and sentenced to 50 years for continuously sexually abusing his daughter. The Ellis County and District Attorney’s office issued a release on Tuesday explaining that the charges against 37-year-old William Kyle Anderson stem back to 2012, when he […]

Police: Tragic car fire an accident

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The investigation into the mysterious death of 89-year-old Lester Bentle, who was killed in a car fire last week, has taken a turn. First reported as a homicide investigation, Ennis police now say they are confident in saying the entire incident was a freak accident. “There seems to be no evidence now […]

Family grieving victim of suspected homicide

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Jo Ann Doherty visited with her father, Lester Bentle, daily before Friday, when his life was tragically taken in a car fire that police are now treating as a homicide investigation. She said oftentimes she would sit with her 89-year-old father for a couple hours a day, unaware of how much time […]

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