Crime

  Lufkin Police Department releases names of victims, suspect in stabbing incident at convenience store

A Lufkin police officer and a woman were injured during a stabbing incident that occurred at a convenience store late Friday when LPD officers tried to break up an altercation between a mother and her adult son.

Man dies in shooting tied to Tyler County stolen vehicle investigation

AMBER Alert system helps locate 263 Texas children since 2002

Texas pair allegedly behind ‘My Buddy’ loans charged with pocketing $775K in COVID funds fraudulently

Lufkin police arrest man after 9-minute high-speed car chase

Texas man pleads guilty to federal charges in ATM thefts

Pedestrian dies after Jasper hit-and-run incident; suspect now in custody

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2nd victim in Livingston shooting incident dies; 3 suspects now in custody

DPS: Multiple child porn images found on Lufkin man’s cell phone

Lufkin man gets 20 years for shooting at officers, stealing vehicle

College Station police officer stops attempted sexual assault after hit-and-run crash

US Marshals Service task force arrests teenager wanted in deadly Waco shooting

Lubbock man who sold Midland/Odessa shooter AR-15, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Texas man wanted; believed to have shot man twice in 2 weeks

A warrant has not yet been issued, but police believe Thompson may have information about this shooting since he is currently wanted in Arkansas for shooting the same man a week earlier.

  1 dead, toddler injured in Livingston shooting

According to witnesses, Tucker began firing, forcibly entering the home, and a man inside returned fire. He was later identified as Ashton Allen Smith, 22, found dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds.

White supremacist sentenced for role in murder of fellow federal prison inmate

All three inmates were members of the white supremacy group, Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.

  OnStar played vital role in stopping Smith County church murder suspect’s getaway

Lt. Jay Webb with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office discusses ways OnStar can aid law enforcement like tracking vehicles’ locations or even shutting off their engines.

Man charged with slaying Starrville pastor previously arrested for burglary, domestic violence

  Sheriff’s Office releases name of pastor killed, suspect in shooting incident at Starrville church

Hudson police: Male suspect in New Year’s Eve robbery, shooting in custody

  Hudson police identify 1 of 2 suspects in convenience store robbery, shooting

Hudson clerk shot when suspects rob convenience store Thursday night

Former Rusk Chamber manager arrested, charged with theft

Nacogdoches police investigate burglary at photography studio

The break-in happened over Christmas weekend.

  Man fatally shot by 1 of 2 who stole his marijuana, witness tells investigators

An East Texan was fatally shot when he confronted by two men who showed up at his home unannounced and robbed him of his marijuana, a witness has told investigators.

Man dead in east Texas shooting; BCSO searching for multiple suspects

“It all happened within 15 minutes, and nobody heard the gunshot,” neighbor says

Stolen vehicle crashes into house, house catches fire; one person dead

According to police, the vehicle was stolen from Smith County, Texas. Officers located the vehicle around 12:30 p.m. and began following it.

Rio Grande Sector border agents seize over 800 pounds of marijuana

Three separate incidents lead to the seizure of over 800 pounds of marijuana this month near Rio Grande.

Fighting leads to gunshot at Lufkin class reunion

Security officers reported the incident, saying there were people fighting all over the grass/parking lot area and they had heard one gunshot.

Grapevine police: ‘No credible threats found’ after threats made against Great Wolf Lodge

Guests of the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine received quite a scare on Christmas night when officers from several law enforcement agencies converged on the resort after 911 calls were made about threatening comments and claims about someone with a gun.

Nashville update: Flights grounded, photo of RV released

A Facebook post by Metro Nashville PD is asking the public’s help for information about the RV that exploded.

Nacogdoches police seize nearly 30 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

Nacogdoches Police seized nearly 30 pounds of cocaine after searching the vehicle of Carlos Del Pilar, 33, of Chicago, IL., during a routine traffic stop in Nacogdoches. Del Pilar was arrested on the scene.

Lufkin police identify victim in fatal shooting incident on Allen Drive

The Lufkin Police Department has released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting incident that occurred at a house on Allen Drive Sunday night.

  Nacogdoches police investigating after man with apparent gunshot wound found dead in garage

After a 40-year-old man was found unresponsive on the floor of a garage in the area of Pruitt Hill Circle early Monday, the Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating the shooting incident as a homicide.

DPS: 2 arrested after trooper discovers 9 pounds of meth inside stolen vehicle

DPS officials seized more than nine pounds of methamphetamine and recovered a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop Friday.

Man fatally shot at house in Lufkin; suspect in police custody

According to police, the incident happened on Allen Drive, near Jones Park, some time before 8 p.m. on Sunday.

  East Texas man faces theft charges after accused of stealing wallet last month

Dyson says he was surprised to have found out that the suspect had been caught.

West Texas Child Predator Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

Michael Don Billups, 56, pleaded guilty in January to interstate transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Police arrest Temple mother whose boyfriend allegedly killed her toddler by punching her

She’s held in lieu of $500,000 bond, according to online records.

  13 indicted in shooting at Lufkin Middle School, other gang crimes

Following a months-long, multi-agency investigation, 13 associates of the Lufkin gang known as “JaccBoyWorld” were indicted this month for engaging in organized criminal activity.

Rapper Mystikal to be cleared of charges, DA’s office says

Grand jury returns no true bill

  ‘Lavender Doe’ killer offers reason for guilty plea in Gregg County court

The guilty plea of Joseph Burnette closed two murder investigations cases in Gregg County.

  2 suspects arrested in connection with Nacogdoches jewelry shop burglary

The Rees Jewelry store had surveillance video that captured the theft on Nov. 27.

DA’s Office: Polk County ‘secret shopper’ scam collects $42K in gift cards

Law enforcement officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year woman on Nov. 27 after a Polk County grand jury indicted her in connection with a “secret shopper” scam that allegedly swindled a woman out of almost $10,000.

Man charged in deaths of wife, children found covered in blood on bed with the 3 bodies

Officers found a Copperas Cove man who’s charged in the weekend deaths of his wife and two children covered with blood on a bed with the three bodies, a complaint released Monday says.

Affidavit: Lufkin man thought gun was unloaded when he shot, killed man

According to an arrest affidavit, Ladarrius Alexander Greer was “playing with guns” when he shot Oscar Jessie Rivera.

Nacogdoches police end high-speed chase of possible intoxicated driver

The Nacogdoches Police Department ended a high-speed chase of a possible intoxicated driver when the speeds got high enough that police thought it was a risk to public safety Saturday afternoon.

Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old girl last seen in Bells, TX

Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old girl who was last seen in Bells, Texas and is believed to be in grave danger.

DA releases ID of manhunt suspect fatally shot in Cass County

The search was underway for most of Thursday, in a rural wooded area off FM 251, near the Huffines community in Cass County.

Newton man sentenced to 50 years for woman’s murder

A Newton man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a woman’s murder.

Livingston man murdered and robbed, 2 men charged

Investigators developed two suspects during the investigation. They were identified as Jameous O’Neal Smith, 35, and Mark Anthony Jacobs, 18, both from Livingston.

Lufkin police looking for attempted instrument thief

Lufkin police are looking for a man who was found in a home trying to steal musical instruments.

Two individuals charged in Trinity ISD burglary

Trinity County Crime Stoppers is still offering a $1000 reward for information on the burglary.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers investigating after 19-year-old’s body found

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating after a 19-year-old man’s body was found near FM 1988 East Tuesday morning.

Trinity County Sheriff releases video of deputy’s crash, asks for public’s help

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the ongoing invention of the Dec. 4 crash that seriously injured Deputy Justin Cowart, who was on his way to a major car crash on State Highway 94.

  Affidavit: Suspect in Diboll shooting death found with blood-spattered marijuana bag

A probable cause affidavit for the alleged shooter in a fatal shooting incident in Diboll stated that after the crime, the Lufkin Police Department apprehended a man matching the suspect’s description, and he had a blood-covered marijuana bag in his possession.

Man accused of killing girlfriend’s ex, taking children arrested in Nacogdoches

A man who is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend’s ex and taking two children has been arrested in Nacogdoches.

Off-duty Lufkin officer assaulted after confronting burglary suspects

After searching for three vehicle burglary suspects Sunday afternoon, a Lufkin officer spotted them Monday morning on his way home from work and confronted them.

DPS investigation of child porn leads to Harrison County man’s arrest

A Texas Department of Public Safety investigator arrested a Diana man on child porn and marijuana possession charges after he served a search warrant on a home in the 100 block of Eagleton Rock on Dec. 3.

Trinity County deputy injured in crash recuperating after 2 surgeries

A Trinity County Sheriff’s deputy who was injured when he crashed while en route to a wreck, is recuperating after two successful surgeries, according to Sheriff Woody Wallace.

  Lufkin police looking for suspect in shooting incident at convenience store

We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man shown in this surveillance video still moments before he shot another man in the MB Food Store parking lot late Friday night at 708 N. Raguet St.

Man charged with capital murder in death of Lufkin 15-month-old

Calls came in to dispatch about a man running with a baby in his arms who was not breathing.

TPWD game wardens: Man used crossbow to shoot buck from his vehicle

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens in Trinity County arrested a man in connection with allegations that he used a crossbow to shoot a deer from his vehicle.

Affidavit: Murder victim, suspects tried to rob Tyler home

The five men were together on the night of July 9 when, according to the warrant, they planned to rob a man under the guise of buying drugs from him at his house.

K-9, helicopter assist in locating hunter lost in Angelina Forest

A joint effort involving several local, county, state, and federal agencies resulted in the rescue of a hunter who got lost in the Angelina National Forest.

Deer decoy ‘Corby’ catches night hunter’s eye

The wardens report a truck passing the decoy, slowed to a stop, reversed and used the headlights to get a look at “Corby”.

2 arrested in Athens in connection with December 1 murder of Shreveport man

Ricky Ray Rios, 43, of Athens, faces a count of second-degree murder for his alleged role in the shooting death of Travis Smiley.

Pennsylvania woman arrested in connection with Diboll shooting death

A Pennsylvania woman accused for her role in a Diboll shooting death has been arrested on a murder charge.

Woman who allegedly stole Grubhub driver’s car booked into Angelina County Jail

The Uber driver was out of her maroon Toyota Corolla making a delivery when a woman later identified as Amanda Kristene Tate, 36, of Coldspring, stole the car, according to police.

Lufkin man arrested on drug charge after toddler dies

Lufkin police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old boy after a man was seen running with him in his arms Wednesday afternoon.

Affidavit: Blood in missing San Augustine woman’s van leads to arrest of ex-husband

An arrest affidavit makes more clear the events that led up to the disappearance and presumed death of Alma Rocha, who was last seen on Nov. 13.

Nacogdoches police seek Scrooges who swiped cash from shopping dad

Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a couple who stole cash from a man shopping with his children.

Authorities arrest suspected Trinity County child predator

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, authorities have reason to believe there could potentially be other adult and juvenile victims currently unknown to law enforcement.

Caddo coroner identifies pregnant woman who died after she and a man were shot in a car

The woman died from her injuries at a Shreveport hospital, according to police.

Police: Texas State defensive back shot dead in drug deal

The officers found Winters with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  Lufkin police release bodycam footage from Tuesday foot chase

Lufkin police have released video from the foot chase which led to the arrest of a man accused in two shootings.

Man arrested in Smith County stop accused of trafficking 9 illegal immigrants

The trooper pulled Orellano over and had him roll down the back passenger window.

  Lufkin police arrest man wanted for 2 shootings

Lufkin police have arrested a man wanted in connection with two shootings which took place 12 days apart.

  Affidavit: Lufkin coach tried to buy prescription pad from doctor’s son

An arrest affidavit states a Lufkin football coach offered money to a student for his father’s prescription pad. It also states he offered to sell edible marijuana and vape wax to the student.

  Trinity ISD campuses burglarized

Trinity County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the burglary of the high school and middle school at Trinity ISD.

Oregon State Police: Shelbyville man drove 18-wheeler wrong way on I-5, hit another big rig

An East Texas man was arrested after he drove an 18-wheeler the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Oregon early Sunday morning and crashed into another big rig, according to the Oregon State Police.