Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested an off-duty Nacogdoches police officer Sunday morning after he was found at sleep at the wheel of a running vehicle that was blocking a road in Douglass.
After investigators from the Polk County and Liberty County sheriff’s offices executed a search warrant for a home in the Big Thicket Lake Estates subdivision Wednesday, they arrested four people and seized a large amount of meth and more than 35 guns and crossbows.
In the days leading up to yesterday’s pursuit, the Lufkin Police Department and Angelina County Sheriff’s Office had been working a joint investigation on reports that Leland Randolph, a convicted felon on parole, was in possession of a fully automatic rifle, multiple stolen guns, and stolen vehicles.
One person has been taken to a local hospital after an auto-pedestrian incident that occurred in the 2000 block of South Street in Nacogdoches Thursday night, according to a post on the Nacogdoches Police Department Facebook page.
Motorists traveling south from Polk County should be aware that U.S. Highway 59 is down to one southbound lane in San Jacinto County near the Liberty County line after a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing Thursday.
With the season of giving upon us, members of the community are encouraged to remember the real reason of Christmas and give back to those less fortunate. The Family Crisis Center of East Texas relies on generous donors to provide the Christmas joy their clients hope for.