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Man arrested in attempted sex assault of child


A 21-year-old Bardwell man accused of attempting to sexually assault a 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday. Get the details in Tuesday’s Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now and get full access to print and digital.

Jail death ruled accident

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The death of 30-year-old Joshua Krajca, which occurred in the Ennis Police Department’s jail sometime between the night of May 2 and the morning of May 3, has been ruled an accident, according to the autopsy report. Get the full details in the Tuesday edition of  The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Navarro County Deputies find thousands of marijuana plants

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CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Law officers have located thousands of marijuana plants at a pot farm hidden in a wooded area of North Texas. The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office says some of the plants discovered Saturday were flourishing at a height of 10 feet. Officers acting on a tip located the illegal crop. Sheriff Elmer […]

Four teens busted in gun heist

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Four people accused of a Waxahachie gun shop burglary have been arrested. The Waxahachie Police Department, the ATF and the Dallas Police Department made the arrests over a five day period, from July 15 to July 19, in connection to the burglary that took place at Shooter’s Edge July 10, when the burglars crashed through […]

Shooting suspect remains at large


The third suspect wanted in relation to an incident last week in which shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C and later at an Ennis police officer is still on the loose, according to Ennis Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson. “We have some leads, but we’re not really […]

Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Penney

DENVER (AP) — Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police. Some agencies that normally let officers patrol alone began forcing them to […]

Navarro deputy killed in off-duty accident

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By Justin Tubbs An off-duty Navarro County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Friday afternoon in a car accident that virtually destroyed his pickup truck. At about 2:30 p.m., Deputy James Murray was involved in a single-vehicle accident on South U.S. Highway 287 near the Navarro-Freestone County line, according to police. To get more on this story, […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s chaplain brings comfort to cops and inmates

Chaplain Steph Brewer's ministry at the Ellis County  Sheriff's Office has recently extended to Navarro County's Justice  Center.

By Randy Bigham The recent tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were assassinated by a sniper during a downtown demonstration, was a call to arms to Ennis resident Steph Brewer. Senior chaplain for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s Wayne McCollum Detention Center, Brewer knows well the dedication of men and women in law enforcement […]

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!

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