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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 PD UNCOVERS THEFT RING

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. […]

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct. 1. By […]

Doctor in alleged fraud ring won’t see trial until 2018

Local doctor Kevin Williams, who was allegedly involved in a large-scale prescription medication scam, has had his trial reset to July 9, 2018, after a U.S. District judge filed the order in May.  Both the prosecution and the defendants requested the motion due to a large number of evidence. According to the court order, the […]

Remains near Ennis treated as homicide

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is treating a hog hunter’s discovery of human remains just south of Ennis as a homicide. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the skeletal remains were scattered across a tract of agricultural land and a small wooded area. The property doesn’t have an address, the Sheriff’s Office said. Read the full […]

Constable’s office turns page with appointment

For Cpl. Michael McCorkle, moving into the political realm of law enforcement is a step up, even if that means the job duties will be a little different. Currently a canine handler with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, McCorkle will soon take over as Ellis County’s Precinct 3 constable, replacing Tyron Davis, who served less […]

Pedestrian killed in wreck identified as Richmond man

This week police identified a Richmond man as the person killed in an early morning Tuesday wreck. According to the Ennis Police Department crash report, an 18-wheeler struck 37-year-old Amos Chibuikem Iweajunwa, who stopped past the scene of a separate accident to assist the people involved in the wreck. Read the full story and more […]

DPS seizes Colorado cannabis en route to Houston

Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana, along with pure THC oil during a July 5 traffic stop A DPS Highway Patrol trooper reportedly observed a 2016 silver Toyota Camry driving southbound on U.S. 287, just south of Ensign Road. The trooper, suspicious of the two people in the car […]

Fugitive robbery suspect turns self in

A second suspect connected to the armed robbery of a Red Oak mobile phone retailer turned himself in, according to Red Oak Police Department. Kelvin Dewayne Williams, a 23-year-old man who police believed brandished a weapon at employees in Bright Star Wireless on March 21 while an accomplice took around 39 Apple iPhones and an […]

Cowboys’ LB Damien Wilson arrested on assault with weapon charges

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of backing his truck into a woman and threatening a man with a rifle during a dispute with some tailgaters. Frisco police said Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the […]

Former sheriff’s deputies, accused of stealing guns, take plea deals

Two former Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies accused of stealing multiple firearms from the Sheriff’s Office while working in the evidence room in 2015, then pawning them at Ennis pawn shops, among other Ellis County dealers, entered guilty pleas with the U.S. Northern District Court. Under the plea deal reached with U.S. prosecutors, Philip Gary Slaughter […]

EPD in full force for the Fourth

The Ennis Police Department is encouraging everyone to stay safe this Fourth of July holiday, and obey all city laws. An increase in law enforcement will be patrolling the streets over the holiday to ensure safety of all community members. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Theft of A/C unit ends in crash

Rice Police pursued two men on Interstate 45 until the suspects’ vehicle crashed near an Ennis intersection. The two men were hospitalized, one with a lacerated liver, and the other also with serious injuries, according to Rice Police Chief Charles Parsons. According to Parsons, the two men in the white SUV were suspected of stealing […]

Man indicted on charges in Red Oak Armed Robbery

One suspect in the armed robbery of a Red Oak wireless phone retailer was indicted by an Ellis County grand jury in mid-June. Emanuel Lamont LaFayette, a 25-yearold man from Greenville, was caught on surveillance, holding three employees at gunpoint alongside a second suspect, who has yet to be detained. Find this story and more […]

Mother reports son for selling weed out of her Ennis home

A 20-year-old Ennis man was arrested at his mother’s home Saturday after she told police she found a stash of marijuana she believed belonged to her son. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

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