"MISD and District Alternative Education Placement officials discovered a 9mm handgun in the backpack of a 19-year old senior student on Monday morning. The handgun was not loaded, but a loaded magazine was also discovered in the backpack. Marshall Police were called to the DAEP and took the student into custody along with the weapon. All other questions are being referred to the Marshall Police Department at this time."
From the Marshall Police Department:
On February 25, 2013 at approximately 8:00am, an off duty Marshall Police Department Officer was working security at the Marshall Independent School District's Alternative Education Program (DAEP), when a handgun was discovered in a students back pack. The back pack contained a 9mm handgun; a magazine with ammunition and some clothes.
After further investigation it was discovered that the back pack belonged to a student, Jawone Washington (DOB) 01/18/1994, who attends the DAEP. Washington was arrested and booked into the Harrison County Jail for Places Weapons Prohibited, which is a 3rd degree felony. The punishment for this offense is imprisonment in the TDC for not more than 10 years or less than 2 years and may also be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:53 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:53:53 GMT
Fire departments from Arp, Troup and Whitehouse responded to a house fire that broke at approximately 8:30 P.M. Sunday at 210 W Melton St in Troup. The Smith County Fire Marshal said the fire is being considered as 'suspicious' by authorities and is currently under investigation.More >>
Fire departments from Arp, Troup and Whitehouse responded to a house fire that broke at approximately 8:30 P.M. Sunday at 210 W Melton St in Troup.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:51:29 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler .Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>