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Royse City Police post 14 pages of names on Facebook of persons with outstanding warrants

Royse City Police post 14 pages of names on Facebook of persons with outstanding warrants

ROYSE CITY – The Royse City Police Department posted a 14-page list of over 700 persons who have active warrants at the Royse City Municipal Court on its Facebook page at about Noon today. Click here to see the list of names. Police ask those individuals on the list to contact the court at 972-636-9434 […]

Driver who hit Commissioner Sevier with car charged with 10 drugs, weapons, other offenses

Driver who hit Commissioner Sevier with car charged with 10 drugs, weapons, other offenses

ROCKWALL – The man who was arrested last Friday after his car hit County Commissioner Cliff Sevier was charged Saturday and Monday with 10 felonies and misdemeanors, including drugs,  weapons and resisting arrest. Jeffrey Allen Lesley, is currently in the Rockwall County jail awaiting a hearing. He was charged Saturday with: Unlawful Possession of a […]

Co. Commissioner Sevier hit, knocked to ground by car driven by suspect fleeing police

Co. Commissioner Sevier hit, knocked to ground by car driven by suspect fleeing police

ROCKWALL – County Commissioner Cliff Sevier was hit and knocked to the ground by a car being driven by a man fleeing from Rockwall Police last Friday morning near the Square. Sevier told The Rockwall News he was surprised but not injured when the car hit him at the intersection of Goliad and Kaufman Streets […]

DA Culpepper, Sangermano part of “Dream Team” which receives prestigious award for convicting Eric Williams

DA Culpepper, Sangermano part of “Dream Team” which receives prestigious award for convicting Eric Williams

DALLAS – Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper and First Assistant Criminal DA Damita Sangermano were among 12 legal “Dream Team” members who received a prestigious award from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) last week for their roles in convicting Eric Williams of capital murder in 2014. Williams was the former […]

Arrest affidavit: 15 yr. old girl claims Utley PE teacher raped her at his Rowlett home

Arrest affidavit: 15 yr. old girl claims Utley PE teacher raped her at his Rowlett home

ROWLETT – Utley physical education teacher James Smith was placed on administrative leave by RISD Tuesday and charged with Sexual Assault of a Child Wednesday by Rowlett Police because he is alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl last April in his Rowlett home. According to the arrest affidavit, the alleged victim said she did […]

Utley P.E. teacher accused of sex assault turns himself in to Rowlett Police

Utley P.E. teacher accused of sex assault turns himself in to Rowlett Police

ROWLETT – Utley Middle School physical education teacher and coach James R. Smith turned himself in to Rowlett police at 9:08 pm last night. Smith, 50, is now charged with the second degree felony of Sexual Assault of a Child and his bond was set for $50,000. At 10:48 pm he posted bond with the […]

Utley teacher placed on leave; being investigated for sexual assault of child

Utley teacher placed on leave; being investigated for sexual assault of child

ROCKWALL – Rockwall ISD placed Utley Middle School physical education teacher and coach James Smith on administrative leave yesterday after the District was notified by Rowlett Police of a pending investigation into the allegation of sexual assault of a child. According to an email sent by RISD to parents yesterday at 5:30 pm, Rowlett Police […]

Sheriff’s deputies seize 36 illegal gaming machines

Sheriff’s deputies seize 36 illegal gaming machines

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant yesterday which permitted them to seize 36 illegal gaming machines from a small building on SH 276 near SH551. At a press conference this morning, Sheriff Harold Eavenson said the illegal operation called “Alibi’s” has only been in business for four months. It was […]

2 young men shot in Rowlett while driving on Bush Tollway

2 young men shot in Rowlett while driving on Bush Tollway

ROWLETT – A 14-year old male passenger and 21-year-old male driver were shot by an unknown shooter Sunday afternoon while driving south with another male in a Honda coupe on President George Bush Highway near the Lakeview Parkway/Main St. exit. The 14-year-old, shot in the hand, was taken to Children’s Hospital. The 21-year-old, shot in […]

100 high school students suspended for sexting using ghost apps

100 high school students suspended for sexting using ghost apps

CANON CITY CO – Parents, have you checked your children’s phones lately for explicit photos and talked to them about the dangers of sexting? As many as 100 students at Canon City High School were suspended last week for secretly sexting nude and explicit pictures of themselves using “ghost apps” that appear to be calculators, […]

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