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Fairfield Police Report

Monday, Oct. 249:28 AM-Officer Frasier, Sgt. Utsey and Chief Bulger on reported disturbance.12:15 PM-Officer Frasier on alarm going off.Tuesday, Oct. 252:36 AM-Officer Weinmann arrest subject for public intoxication.2:46 PM-Officer Frasier to PD to meet a complainant.7:53 PM-Officer Weinmann assist stranded motorist.Wednesday, Oct. 266:52 AM-Officer Palacios on alarm going off.9:09 AM-Officer Palacios and Sgt. Utsey on report of suspicious subject at store, subject was given ride by Deputy.2:41 PM-Officer Palacios on alarm going off.3:16 PM-Officer Palacios on verbal disturbance.3:31 PM-Officer Palacios assist Fairfield EMS on medical emergency.7:46 PM-Officer Alexander on report of a reckless driver.8:47 PM-Officer Alexander and Gallegos on verbal disturbance.Thursday, Oct. 276:56 PM-Officer Gallegos and Alexander on report of elderly lady broke down in IH 45, checked and was unable to locate.Friday, Oct. 2812:30 AM-Officer Gallegos on suspicious vehicle.2:23 AM-Officer Gallegos on alarm going off.10:30 AM-Officer Frasier and Sgt. Utsey assist on funeral escort.5:23 PM-Officer Frasier on minor wreck.6:20 PM-Officer Markham on minor wreck.6:49 PM-Officer Weinmann on reported possible assault.8:32 PM-Officer Markham on report of an assault.8:53 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of a reckless driver.11:56 PM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious vehicle in park, subject playing Pokemon.Saturday, Oct. 291:56 AM-Officer Markham arrest subject in restaurant for Public Intoxication.11:59 AM-Officer Frasier on alarm going off.6:22 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of possible drunk driver, was unable to locate.7:55 PM-Officer Weinmann arrest subject on warrants.8:27 PM-Officer Weinmann on report of theft in progress...

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Freestone County Sheriff’s Report

One vehicle car vs. deer on interstate, Trooper provides courtesy ride for car occupants to local motel till friends can come get em. Disheveled young man seen walking along the Hwy, Deputies out to investigate, take subject home to family. Caller says neighbor’s dog constantly barking, won’t ever shut up, Wortham PD out to investigate. Deputies out to ongoing domestic trouble between mother and adult son, parties separated for the night, investigators looking over the incident. Deputy takes call of possible vandalism. Fairfield EMS to County Jail, inmate falls and hits head on table, transported to ER for stitches to the noggin. Deputy responds to call of pushing and shoving between married couple, one party left the scene before Deputy arrives, under investigation. Caller discovers injured deer on Farm to Market road, Game Wardens notified and enroute. Dew and Fairfield Fire out to vehicle on fire on side of interstate, grass is now burning as well. Troopers assist with traffic control. Elderly gentleman has extremely high blood pressure, Fairfield EMS transports from residence to ER for evaluation. Deputy herds loose cattle of the road and back to pasture, unable to locate the owner. Fairfield Fire out to battle roadside grass fire. Dew Fire, Fairfield EMS, Troopers and Deputies out to one vehicle rollover on interstate, no serious injuries reported. Home health nurse reports patient having difficulty breathing and low...

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Guilty Verdict Returned in the Halford Captial Murder Case

  Jury went into deliberations before noon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in the Amber Hope Halford trial.  A “guilty” verdict was returned at approximately 3:45 p.m. Halford, along with two other defendants, were charged with Capital Murder in the shooting death of her uncle, Douglas Carr Hurst of Teague, Texas which occured durng a home invasion in March of 2015. Earlier this month, a guilty verdict was returned in the Capital Murder trial of Lawson Lee Abram.  He received Life Without Parole. The Capital Murder trial for O’Jarion McClenon is expected to begin next week on Monday, October 31, 2016. Pick up a copy of the Freestone County Times next week for details and complete coverage of the Halford...

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Halloween Face-Off 2016: October Ends with Fun in Freestone County

  October means Halloween fun, and Freestone County offers several events for families to enjoy.Boo! On the Square The City of Fairfield is hosting their annual Boo! On the Square this evening (Wednesday, October 26th).  Trick-or-Treaters are expected to descend on the event for goodies and fun on the courthouse lawn from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating will be held inside the courthouse (5:30-7:30 p.m.), at the Historical Museum (6:00-7:30 p.m.) and at the First United Methodist Church (6:00-8:00 p.m.)  Fall Festivals are also being held at Harmony Presbyterian Church (5:50-7:50 p.m.) and Calvary Baptist Church (6:00-8:00 p.m.). Down the round at 932 Main St., Round Prairie Baptist Church will also be passing out candy and activity books.  They will have several inflatables and will be serving cotton candy and hotdogs. The haunted Keechi Hollow Manor will be open tonight from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., located on the east side of the courthouse square.16th Annual Spooktacular Freestone County Times will be on the courthouse lawn during Boo! On the Square, taking pictures of all the trick-or-treaters from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Pictures will be published in the November 2nd edition of The “Times.”Keechi Hollow Manor Join the haunted house fun in downtown Fairfield, Texas for the annual Keechi Hollow Manor on Saturday, October 29th.  Doors of the manor will open from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. each night.Teague Parkfest Food,...

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Early Voting Begins Monday

Two local elections will be decided in the General Election on November 8, 2016. The race for County Commissioner – Pct. 1 includes Republican nominee Andy Bonner and Write-In Candidate Gerald Manning. County Commissioner – Pct. 3 will be decided between Republican nominee Michael Daniels and Write-In Candidate Cooper Daniel. A complete list of declared Write-In Candidates will be available at all poll locations.  Voters wishing to cast a ballot for those candidates will be required to type in their names during the voting process. All other county positions each have only one candidate in the race; all Republican nominees.  There were no local Democratic candidates to file for office this year. Early Voting begins October 24, 2016 for the General Election and will end on November 4, 2016. Poll locations and dates are as follows:Fairfield Conference Center–October 24-27, Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.–October 28-29, Friday & Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.–October 31-November 4, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Butler Community Center–October 26, Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Dew School–October 26, Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Donie Community Center–October 26, Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Southern Oaks Clubhouse–October 29, Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Teague City Hall–October 26-28, Wednesday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Wortham Community Center–October 29, Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Application for ballots by mail...

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