A Navarro County Deputy was involved in a fleet accident while removing a traffic obstruction from the roadway on Highway 31 near Silver City. The deputy had exited his vehicle with his overhead lights activated and was in the process of removing the debris from the roadway when his vehicle was rear-ended by a suspected DWI driver. The suspect was arrested at the scene for DWI with no injuries reported.
Deputy conducted a traffic stop for speeding on FM 744 and seized approximately 1.75 pounds of marijuana and levied an asset seizure on $8,465 in U.S. currency found during the stop.
Detention officers arrested an inmate at the Justice Center for possession of prohibited substance inside a correctional facility after he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.
Detention officers seized an envelope that was mailed to an inmate inside the facility that tested positive for methamphetamine. Investigation is assigned to the narcotics division.
Three thousand nineteen pounds of pecans were picked up by Navarro County inmate trustee labor. The pecans were sold for 41,460 and the money was deposited into the general fund.
In 2010, deputies arrested two suspects for copper wire theft that happened at a cell phone site at Richland. The suspects were later found guilty and the copper wire was not reclaimed by the owner. A court disposition was obtained awarding the abandoned wire to Navarro County. The wire was sold as scrap metal for $2,171.65, and the money was deposited into the general fund.
Two narcotics interdiction teams were formed and utilized during the course of a week. The units conducted 52 vehicle stops for traffic violations. There were 16 vehicle searches conducted yielding nine arrests and two citations.
The inmate microwaves were removed from the jail.
Three detention officers resigned. Two patrol deputies were hired.
Five inmates were injured after breaking a glass window and using glass shards to cut themselves. One inmate was transported to the Navarro Regional Hospital where he was treated and later released. The other inmates’ injuries were treated by the medical staff at the Justice Center.
Detectives solved numerous burglaries and recovered thousands of dollars of stolen property.
Five burglaries and one theft in the Powell area are linked with two suspects who were arrested and $1,500 worth of stolen property recovered.
Six burglaries and three thefts were solved in the Mildred area with one arrested and approximately $5,000 of stolen property recovered.
One burglary was resolved in the Eureka area with a warrant issued for the suspect and $1,250 worth of stolen property recovered.
On suspect was arrested based on an investigation from the Barry area that involved misapplication of fiduciary property valued at approximately $300,000.
Twenty-one inmates were transported to the Texas Department of Corrections to serve their sentences.
The jail population averaged about 191 persons per day for February.
A search warrant was executed in Chatfield for a possible chop shop. Three suspects were arrested. Narcotics and stolen property were seized at the location.
Narcotics Task Force arrested 19 suspects and served five outstanding arrest warrants.
Justice Benefits, Inc., working with Navarro County on the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program are reporting a payment balance due to Navarro County of $28,1919 for the 2012 year.
Abandoned scrap metal that had been picked up by utilizing inmate trustee labor throughout the county was sold for $4,095.70. The scrap metal had been abandoned in various locations along the roads and at illegal dump sites.
Proud to represent the citizens of Navarro County as Sheriff in Austin along with 150 other sheriffs from across the state at the capitol during a visit to the 83rd Legislature.
I ask that you continue to be an active partner in the safety of our community by reporting any suspicious activity to your NCSO or by working with neighborhood watch and community watch programs in our area.
As always, God Bless and be safe,
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner
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Without conviction, Thomas McNutt would probably be in Chapel Hill, N.C. Instead, the 23-year-old Texas A&M graduate is here, in Corsicana, learning the family business at the Collin Street Bakery. For an evening, he’ll get to relive some of the greatest memories of his life, and make a few more. When Dallas’ First Baptist Academy faces Bryan’s Brazos Christian School for the TAPPS Division III state championship at Tiger Stadium Monday, McNutt will be there.
But who will he root for?
Weather stirring things up
About 93 homes were without power Friday afternoon in Northwestern Corsicana, on streets around Forrest and Cambridge, the result most likely of ice on lines and in nearby trees.Sporadic outages had been reported around Corsicana, most of them caused by trees limbs sagging under the weight of ice and pulling on power lines, said Pat Ann Wilson, spokeswoman for Oncor.
Annual Navarro County Toy Run bike ride off, but effort to go on
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Police wives’ group chipping in with toy drive before parade
These ladies stay busy. They park cars at community events. Host fundraisers. Help out families. You know, the good stuff for mankind. Saturday, they intend to brave the cold in downtown for needy children in the community. The Corsicana Police Officers’ Wives Auxiliary is teaming up with Double Trouble Duds for a toy drive before the parade Saturday. And yes, Santa will be there.
Downtown lighting canceled; parade marches on
The downtown lighting ceremony scheduled for Friday night has been canceled, according to Main Street Director Steve Dieterichs.
The Christmas Parade, hosted by the Festival of Lights, will go ahead as planned on Saturday night, according to Dennis Thornberg, parade organizer.
Road conditions, weather likely to get worse through day
Navarro County avoided the large accumulations of ice overnight, but that could soon change. Temperatures managed to stay above freezing for the most part, and most roads are clear. A wave of heavy rain mixed with sleet and thunder just rolled through, and temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day.
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