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Man walking on I-45 killed after being struck multiple times by cars

Garrett Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 45 Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. Garrett PD Chief Chad Nelson said the man killed didn’t have an ID on him, and investigators believed him to be homeless, although they later identified him as Sean Alan Dancer of Nebraska. According to Nelson, the man […]

Remains identified, suspect named

Authorities have arrested a man they believe is responsible for murdering a 21-year-old woman and dumping her body south of Ennis, near Alma. Through the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies, investigators discovered the identity of the remains, which were described as “skeletal,” and also found corroborating evidence linking Guy Wayne Lynch to Tia Marie […]

Suspect arrested in human remains case

Authorities have arrested a Little Elm man they believe is responsible for murdering a 21-year-old woman and dumping her body south of Ennis. Through the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies, investigators discovered the identity of the remains, which were described as “skeletal,” and also found corroborating evidence linking Guy Wayne Lynch to her death. […]

Ennis fullback charged with shoplifting

Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart, one being the starting fullback for the Ennis High School varsity football team. According to police, 17-year-old Kyre Holloway was involved in a scam in which he and a woman, 39-year-old Shenequa Jackson, went through the checkout line but didn’t have all their […]

Ennis Police raid two homes Friday

Police raided two homes Friday afternoon, one of which was being used to distribute crack/cocaine, according to Ennis police. One of the homes was located on Milam, although Police didn’t release details about that raid. The second home was on the corner of West Latimer and Northwest Main Street, where at least one person was […]

Ex deputies plead guilty to stealing guns from evidence room

DALLAS–Two former North Texas deputies face up to 10-year prison terms after pleading guilty on Monday to stealing confiscated guns and pawning the weapons or selling them online. Federal prosecutors in Dallas said about 40 guns were stolen from an Ellis County Sheriff ’s Office evidence room that were meant to be destroyed. Former Lt. […]

Ennis teen killed in wreck

An Ennis teen was killed in a Friday accident along I-45 near Ferris, according to a close family friend. Juan Arriaga, 19, was on his way home from his job at a Dallas feed store near Interstate 20, when he wrecked near Malloy Bridge Road near Ferris. According to Ferris Police, the wreck occurred on […]

Police Investigate Hit and Run

Ennis Police believe the suspect of a hit-and-run is in custody after stealing a vehicle. Last Friday, a man allegedly hit a motorcyclist in the 1400 block of Lake Bardwell near Ennis High School, “traveling at a high rate of speed,” around 11:30 p.m., according to Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the Ennis criminal investigation […]

Ennis Athletic Dept. warns of scam

The Ennis athletic department issued a statement regarding reports of a scam under the name, “Ennis Project Coordinators.” It has targeted local businesses seeking money for t-shirts and towels to be used as give-aways at football games. Assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick stressed to the community that Ennis does not use third-party advertising agencies to […]

Corsicana wreck leaves three dead

A five-vehicle wreck killed three people on northbound Interstate Highway 45 in Corsicana Wednesday night, less than two miles south of Rice. According to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety, 25-year-old Powell resident Carlos Rangel drove a Ford Explorer into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a Nissan Rogue. All three of the […]

DPS troopers seize marijuana plants in traffic stop

Apparent marijuana traffickers were arrested by state troopers Friday after a routine traffic stop in Ellis County, according to a statement from the Department of Public Safety. At around 8:27 a.m. troopers pulled over a Chevrolet Tahoe towing a U-Haul trailer, which was traveling south on U.S. 287 near Ennis. Inside the U-Haul trailer were […]

Police need help identifying person of interest in burglaries

Ennis police need help identifying a man seen in a grainy surveillance video in the area of the Townhouse Apartments near the Savannah and Richmond Street areas. According to police, the man is a “person of interest” in the case of at least seven motor vehicle burglaries which took place over the past week, maybe […]

No leads in remains investigation

There are no leads in the homicide investigation involving human remains found south of Ennis, near Alma. The human bones were scattered across rural land, including crops and a wooded area off Interstate 45 near Section House Road, and part of those bones had a Pilot Point High School t-shirt on. Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald with […]

Alleged burglars reported by good Samaritan

Two alleged burglars were reportedly caught in the act Wednesday, attempting to steal pharmaceutical goods from a local pharmacy, according to Ennis police. “An employee at H-E-B was taking a smoke break when they heard breaking glass and looked across the street to see two people breaking into Ennis Pharmacy,” Lt. Mike Hopson, head of […]

Man airlifted after wreck caused by inattention: Police

A wreck that sent one man to the hospital via air ambulance is being investigated by police as a “distracted driving” case, according to a police officer who was at the scene of the accident Thursday afternoon. As the helicopter lowered toward a grassy patch near the intersection of Kaufman Street/Business 45 and Interstate Highway […]

Former court clerk to plea in November

According to an agreed continuance of her theft trial, Anna Marie Rosales, a former Ennis municipal court clerk accused of stealing more than $100,000 in paid cash fines, will plea on Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. The decision for a continuation is the fourth of its kind in the case.  She was originally supposed to […]

Security truck rolls

Fire and ambulance personnel worked to treat two men at the site of an accident after they refused to leave their wrecked truck unattended. That’s because it was a Brinks security truck, likely with valuables in the back, according to Ennis Fire Chief Jeff Aycock, who was at the scene. Read the full story and […]

Ennis police make ‘significant’ drug raid

Ennis police raided a home Friday afternoon, ending a month-and-a-half long investigation into the suspected drug-dealing location. Inside the home, in the 1500 block of Pittsfield, investigators seized 167 grams of crack-cocaine, some marijuana and pills, according to Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the Ennis criminal investigation division. One suspect was arrested, 32-year old Jonathan […]


Ferris police recently discovered a fraud ring with ties to Ennis, according to a statement from the Ferris PD.  A Ferris officer was reportedly on patrol in the 200 block of Mabel Ave. when he observed several valuable items stored in the front yard of a residence. The property included two John Deere zero-turn mowers, […]

ICE says felon arrested after Texas sheriff ignored request

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it arrested a man who immigrated from Mexico illegally after law officers in Austin ignored a “detainer” request to turn him over. ICE said it took 33-year-old Julio Cesar Mendoza Caballero into custody Sunday, about a month after it sent the detainer to Travis County. […]

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