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Fairfield Police Report

Monday, Aug. 8th6:40 AM-Officer Palacios on business alarm going off, worker had wrong code.11:42 AM-Officer Palacios to PD to meet a complainant.12:38 PM-Officer Palacios on report of child accidentally locked self in car, all ok, wrecker service on scene and unlocked.12:38 PM-Officer Orms to PD to meet a complainant.4:58 PM-Officer Palacios on report of minor wreck in parking lot.6:15 PM-Officer Alexander and Orms on report of juvenile causing problems at store. Tuesday, Aug. 9th5:19 AM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off.5:25 AM-Officer Alexander and Gallegos on report of female walking on IH 45, was unable to locate.6:22 AM-Officer Palacios on report on female walking, located and found out that boy friend put her out of vehicle and left and did not return. Worked on trying to get ride for her.8:46 AM-Officer Palacios on minor wreck.11:37 AM-Officer Palacios on report of burglary of residence.6:20 PM-Officer Alexander on report of vehicle being broken into.8:40 PM-Officer Alexander and Gallegos on report of vehicle throwing objects out of window hitting another vehicle, ended up being a water balloon.Wednesday, Aug. 10th12:27 AM-Officer Gallegos assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency.12:55 AM-Officer Gallegos on report of pregnant lady walking and was carrying a gas can, deputy gave ride to her vehicle outside of the city.9:48 AM-Officer Frasier on report of missing dog.1:45 PM-Officer Frasier and Sgt. Utsey on reported disturbance at store, subjects gone on officer arrival.3:03...

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Freestone County Sheriff’s Report

Fairfield EMS transports patient to ETMC Athens, severe pain in right side. Teague EMS transports patient from local nursing home to Fairfield ER. Deputies to report of subject having difficulty with prescribed medications. Domestic Disturbance between mother and son responded to by Deputies, situation resolved. Teague PD responds to residential burglary alarm, false alarm this time.  Caller advises that may have been bitten by snake, Dew Fire and Fairfield EMS respond, subject checks out okay. Fairfield PD to local retailer on report of juvenile attempting to purchase tobacco products. Deputy responds to report of neighbor threatening to shoot callers dog. Fairfield EMS transports resident of Boyd Unit to ER will possible blood clot. Teague and Fairfield Fire, Deputies respond to vehicle fire on county road near a structure, fire is directly under power lines, Electric company called out to deal with power lines. Kirvin Fire deals with structure fire, power lines down on side of house and across the road, side of house smoking. Deputy responds to suspicious vehicle call, vehicle gone upon arrival. Teague PD responds to local business, closing time and unknown vehicle sitting in parking lot. Contact made, driver pulled over to talk on cell phone. Fairfield EMS to neighborhood to check on elderly lady, called neighbor and said was feeling dizzy, transported to ER for evaluation. Deputy takes report of missing gun from residence. Deputies...

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Suppression of Evidence Denied in Halford Trial

A motion to suppress evidence has been denied by Judge Deborah Oakes Evans in the State of Texas vs. Amber Hope Halford in the Capital Murder trial of her uncle, Douglas Carr Hurst, who was killed during a break-in of his residence in March of 2015. On Friday, August 12, 2016, Halford’s attorney, David Moore, argued on her behalf that a cell phone taken from the scene (found on or near the body of the deceased, J.D. Mulkey) was obtained illegally; without consent or search warrant. Mulkey is believed to be the person who shot Mr. Hurst, who subsequently died from his injuries a few days later. Mulkey was shot in return by Mr. Hurst; and died on scene. The cell phone in question was picked up by a member of law enforcement and turned over to Freestone County Investigator, Clay Aldrich, who charged the phone’s battery and searched it. It is believed that the phone holds texts and/or photographs that pertain to the case; and as such was sent to the DPS Forensics Lab in Austin. Results have returned to the District Attorney’s office. Aldrich states that he determined the phone belonged to Mulkey due to the phone’s contacts list and text messages. He explained that one text received on Mulkey’s phone said, “I know you can’t reply to this, but rest in peace.” Amber maintains that she...

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Fairfield ISD Superintendent Resigns

  Assistant Superintendent Steps Up as Board Begins Search for New Leader   Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District. An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent. The Board and Mr. Edwards have entered into the Agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the District. On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr. Edwards for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, staff, parents and administrators, and for the many achievements and accomplishments of the entire District team during Mr. Edwards’s tenure as Superintendent. Mr. Edwards thanks the present and past Board of Trustees for providing him with the opportunity to serve in the Fairfield Independent School District. A school district is measured by the commitment of the Board, staff and community to its children and their achievement. This District is indeed so committed. Mr. Edwards would like to express his heartfelt appreciation to the staff and community for their support of the District’s programs and services during his term as Superintendent. Success requires hard work, dedication, leadership and vision. The Board and Mr. Edwards wish to...

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Back to School Preparations Begin: Don’t Miss These Dates

  Just two weeks left of summer vacation, as students prepare to return to school this month. In Freestone County, that day begins on Monday, August 22nd for Teague ISD, and Wednesday, August 24th for Dew, Fairfield and Wortham Independent School Districts. Several events back to school events have been scheduled this month.  Get out your calendars and mark down the following dates: DEW ISD Meet the Teacher night has been set for Thursday, August 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For the third year, Dew ISD will provide an After School program for their students. From 3:30 until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a fee of $25 per student. The program aims to provide students with homework support and enrichment through a variety of activities. Mrs. Sherree Wood is the coordinator of this program. For more information, contact the school office at 903-389-2828. Facebook users are invited to like their page.  You may also find them online at FAIRFIELD ISD The community is invited to Meet the Eagles this Thursday, August 11 at Eagle Field beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Grab a slice of watermelon as you are introduced to Football, Volleyball and Cross Country team members as well as the Fairfield cheerleaders and the Grand Band from Eagleland. Young Fairfield fans, up to 6th Grade, may sign up for the Bleacher Creature program at this event. ...

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