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Special town hall meeting tomorrow in response to police shootings nationwide

Special town hall meeting tomorrow in response to police shootings nationwide

ROCKWALL – In response to the numerous shootings of police officers nationwide, Mayor Jim Pruitt has scheduled a special town hall meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm to discuss the public safety of police/fire personnel and citizens at the Center at Rockwall City Place, 108 East Washington St. According to Pruitt, the purpose of the meeting […]

Police release sketch of imposter who attempted to abduct boy, 14, playing Pokemon in Rowlett park

Police release sketch of imposter who attempted to abduct boy, 14, playing Pokemon in Rowlett park

ROWLETT – Rowlett Police have released the above sketch of the suspect involved in the attempted abduction of a 14-year-old boy who was playing Pokemon at Rowlett Community Park July 29. The police imposter was described by the boy as a white male in his 30’s, 5’6” balding brown curly hair, rimless glasses, wearing orange […]

Woman robbed, abducted at gunpoint last night at Royse City Walmart

Woman robbed, abducted at gunpoint last night at Royse City Walmart

ROYSE CITY – An unidentified woman was robbed and abducted at gunpoint into a car at the Royse City Walmart parking lot last night about 10:45 pm. According to a press release from Royse City Police Chief Jeff Stapleton, the victim is safe after she was able to escape from the two suspects by exiting […]

Police arrest Rockwall man for following woman into restroom

Police arrest Rockwall man for following woman into restroom

ROCKWALL – A Rockwall man was arrested yesterday after police said he followed a woman into the restroom at the TJ Maxx store in Rockwall last Friday and would not leave. Gregory Umunnakwe Okwudili Ogu, 23, has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor. His bond was set at $500. He resides in […]

Utley PE teacher James Smith indicted by grand jury for child sexual assault

Utley PE teacher James Smith indicted by grand jury for child sexual assault

DALLAS – Utley Middle School P.E. teacher James Romig Smith was indicted May 16 for Sexual Assault of a Child by a Dallas County grand jury. He is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond. His trial is scheduled to begin July 1 at 9 am in Dallas County Criminal District Court #3, with […]

Fiance, 2 more men indicted for capital murder of Rowlett mother Laura Grillo

Fiance, 2 more men indicted for capital murder of Rowlett mother Laura Grillo

ROWLETT – The fiance of the murdered mother of three children, Laura Grillo, plus the two sex offenders whom police believe he hired to kill her one week before their wedding date last November were all indicted on capital murder charges last week. Grillo, 37, was found shot in the head in her home Nov. […]

3 more Amyx family members indicted for not protecting child from sexual abuse

3 more Amyx family members indicted for not protecting child from sexual abuse

ROCKWALL – Three more Amyx family members have been indicted for child endangerment and not protecting a child under 15 from continuous sexual abuse by Kenneth Amyx, the same Fate resident who was arrested and charged Sunday with murdering Plano resident Jennifer Streit-Spears. Kenneth Amyx, 45, was indicted in February by a Rockwall grand jury […]

Murder suspect Amyx told police they had suicide pact but she “chickened out”

Murder suspect Amyx told police they had suicide pact but she “chickened out”

PLANO – Murder suspect Kenneth Amyx of Fate told Plano police that he and the Plano woman he had known since high school and recently started dating, Jennifer Streit-Spears, had a suicide pact “to stab each other until they died” but she “chickened out” so “he had to finish her off.” According to the probable […]

Fate man charged with murdering possible Plano dating partner Sunday

Fate man charged with murdering possible Plano dating partner Sunday

  PLANO – Fate resident Kenneth Amyx has been charged with murdering longtime friend Jennifer Streit-Spears, whom he had possibly begun dating, after police said they found both bodies nude and covered in blood from multiple stab wounds Sunday morning at her Plano apartment. According to the arrest affadavit, Streit-Spears’ mother called police at 10:03 […]

Motorcyclist killed after mattress falls out of pickup on I-30 in Rockwall

Motorcyclist killed after mattress falls out of pickup on I-30 in Rockwall

ROCKWALL – A motorcycle rider was killed yesterday when his cycle hit a mattress laying on I-30 near Walmart, causing his cycle to leave the roadway and hit a light pole. Witnesses told Rockwall Police that the mattress fell out of the bed of a dark-colored Ford F-150 traveling westbound in the center lane. Upon […]

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