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Police charge 2 Rockwall High students with assault after racially-charged fight at school

Police charge 2 Rockwall High students with assault after racially-charged fight at school

ROCKWALL – A racially-charged fight between two white male freshman students and one black male senior at Rockwall High School during the lunch hour Tuesday had to be broken up by the Rockwall Police School Resource Officer. According to police, the officer used a taser on one of the students who was an active combatant […]

Ex-con gets 50 years in prison for kidnapping former Rockwall girlfriend, multiple offenses

Ex-con gets 50 years in prison for kidnapping former Rockwall girlfriend, multiple offenses

(By Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen) ROCKWALL- An ex-convict from Greenville, who kidnapped his former Rockwall girlfriend last year, recently pled guilty to multiple offenses and received punishment totaling 50 years in prison. Stephen Dwayne Stewart was sentenced by 439th District Court Judge David Rakow on four separate charges. His sentences will be served concurrently. According to Rockwall County […]

Man arrested after assaulting girlfriend with rifle, leading deputies on 45 min. chase

Man arrested after assaulting girlfriend with rifle, leading deputies on 45 min. chase

ROCKWALL – A Dallas man was arrested early yesterday by Rockwall County Sheriff’s Deputies, accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a rifle and leading them on a 45-minute chase from Rockwall to Plano. Juan Carlos Guevara-Laureano faces six charges of assault causing bodily injury, evading arrest and unlawful restraint, according to authorities. A count of […]

Local man sentenced to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, threatening to kill his wife

Local man sentenced to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, threatening to kill his wife

(By Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen) ROCKWALL – A Rowlett man pled guilty to kidnapping his now former wife and was sentenced to 18 years in prison Dec. 17 by 439th District Court Judge David Rakow. According to Rockwall County Assistant District Attorney and Family Violence Division Chief Kerri New, Justin Michael Goetz kidnapped his then wife at gunpoint […]

Kaufman Police: 1 dead in attempted murder-suicide at Wal-Mart

Kaufman Police: 1 dead in attempted murder-suicide at Wal-Mart

KAUFMAN – Kaufman Police say a male suspect walked into Walmart this morning, shot and killed a male employee with whom he had an ongoing feud and then turned the gun on himself. The gunman is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Dallas. It happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the store on […]

County Commissioners approve $7,400 to apply for accreditation of County jail

County Commissioners approve $7,400 to apply for accreditation of County jail

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Commissioners voted Jan. 26 to approve $7,440.00 to be paid out of the County Sheriff’s seizure fund to apply for accreditation of the County Jail with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO). The Sheriff’s Office is the first agency in Texas and in the jurisdiction of the Fifth Circuit Court […]

House candidates Liechty, Holland will help solve Texas child abuse epidemic, CPS problems

House candidates Liechty, Holland will help solve Texas child abuse epidemic, CPS problems

ROCKWALL – District 33 Texas House candidates Lorne Liechty and Justin Holland say, if elected, they will work to help solve the state’s child abuse epidemic and CPS (Child Protective Services) problems. Each responding to the question posed recently by The Rockwall News about what each will do for “born” children, considering each has loudly […]

Local media coverage leads to arrest of Zale’s Jewelery store robbers

Local media coverage leads to arrest of Zale’s Jewelery store robbers

ROCKWALL – Local media coverage has led to the identification and arrest of two suspects who are charged with committing a robbery at the Zale’s Jewelry Outlet Store Tuesday afternoon in the Plaza at Rockwall shopping center, where Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney are located. James Glen Wallace, 31, and Clayton Michael Duckworth, 20, were […]

Zale’s Jewelry Store robbed yesterday, police searching for two men

Zale’s Jewelry Store robbed yesterday, police searching for two men

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Police are searching for the two men in this video who robbed the Zale’s Jewelry Outlet Store yesterday afternoon in the Plaza at Rockwall shopping center, where Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney are located. According to police, store employees reported that at approximately 1:15 pm, two white males entered Zale’s and began […]

Candidate Hawkes: Time for Sheriff’s office to get accredited by professional law enforcement organization

Candidate Hawkes: Time for Sheriff’s office to get accredited by professional law enforcement organization

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Sheriff candidate Andrew Hawkes, a Lieutentant in the Collin Co. Sheriff’s Office, says it’s time the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office gets accredited by a professional law enforcement organization with high public safety standards and, if he is elected, he will bring CALEA “best practices in law enforcement standards” to the office. He […]

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