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Shooter pleads guilty

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The man who shot Ennis resident Eric Rasco in March pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Alleged serial burglars busted

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Ennis police arrested two men over the weekend in connection to a number of car burglaries over the past month.

Venus man convicted in crash that killed officer


An Ellis County jury found Dylyn Richards guilty Thursday afternoon of intoxication manslaughter in the July 2012 death of Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams.

Trial in officer’s death continues

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The state on Tuesday began its case against the 24-year-old man accused of killing a Waxahachie police officer in a drunk driving incident.

Trial to start in cop’s death

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The Venus man accused in the death of former Waxahachie Police Department officer Josh Williams last summer is set for trial Tuesday.

Cruelty case puts woman in prison

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An Ellis County jury has sentenced a Dallas woman to the maximum allowable sentence for animal cruelty.

Felon gets 68 years

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An Ellis County jury has handed down a 68-year sentence to an Italy man in a drug possession case last week.

Police jail local in child sexual assault

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Ennis police are awaiting forensics testing results after arresting a local man pending charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Sheriff opposes jail plan

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to further discuss plans for jail privatization, but Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said he’s not on board.

16 times a felon, jailed for 80 years

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A Waxahachie man convicted this week on his 15th and 16th felony charges now faces 80 years and 20 years in prison for drugs on two counts.

Fourth holiday DWIs tallied

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Texas Department of Public Safety troopers made more than 1,100 DWI arrests during a 10-day special enforcement period, which included the July 4th holiday. The DWI enforcement effort from June 28 – July 7 included funding from a Texas Department of Transportation grant.

Deputy reports woman attacked during arrest

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a woman after she allegedly struck an officer responding to a domestic violence incident.

Plea wraps up set of cases for Ennis man

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An 18-year-old Ennis man has accepted a plea agreement for seven years in state prison for charges that include burglary, car theft and aggravated assault.

Two plead in EHS burglary

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Two of the three teenagers accused of breaking in to Ennis High School last September have accepted plea deals for probation.

Escape suspect faces indictment

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Alleged escape suspect William Lewis has been indicted for fleeing captivity.

Juvenile indicted in murder

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The 15-year-old Irving girl cleared for trial as an adult in an April murder in Ellis County joins her alleged compatriots in the court process after an indictment last week.

State files seizure for $460K in cash

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The state has filed petitions to seizure more than $460,000 in bundled, packaged cash and a tractor-trailer rig after a traffic stop on I-35 last week.

EPD will get more Tahoes

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 Ennis Police Department will see some of the city’s most significant expenditures for new capital acquisitions in the coming year, including three new patrol vehicles.

6-year-old treated after being hit by car

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A young boy was sent to a hospital in Dallas after being struck by a car Tuesday evening.

Three booked in fight

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Ennis police arrested three men in connection with an early Monday morning brawl.

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