The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the person or persons responsible for a drive-by shooting. On Friday, February 15 at approximately 11:09 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Johnson Street on reports of a drive-by shooting. The crime was captured on a neighbor’s home video surveillance. The video shows a dark-colored, 2-door sedan driving down the street and an occupant in the vehicle firing multiple rounds at a house. No injuries were reported, but the home sustained moderate damage from the gunfire. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969
Texas State Technical College was the recipient of a new bucket truck, donated to the school for their electrical lineworker program by CLECO Corporation out of Pineville, Louisiana.
Lineworker occupations are among the most physically demanding but highest paying careers in the nation, and Texas employs more than any other state. In TSTC's Electrical Lineworker program, students from all over East Texas perform practical exercises on the safe use and operation of lineworker climbing gear, equipment, and tools in an authentic utility training environment.
On February 18, just after 6:00 p.m. the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff’s Department received numerous 911 Calls in reference to multiple gunshots at Oak Manor apartment complex. Upon arrival Officers encountered four adult gunshot victims and three children who did not appear to be injured. Of the four victims was a 31-year-old male victim, Justin Smith, who was pronounced deceased on scene by Rusk County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, Jacky Risinger. A second victim, a 37-year-old female, Holly Jones, was flown from the scene to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Two other victims, 65-year-old Billie Pyers and 26-year-old Cassandra Shaffer were transported to area hospital where at last report they were in stable condition.
The three children, ages 6, 4 and 18 months are with family members at this time.
Through the cooperation of the Henderson Police Department, Rusk County Sheriff’s Department, Rusk County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department and family members; the suspect, Randy Buford Winn, 62 of Henderson, TX is in custody in Bienville Parish, Louisiana at this time for Murder. The charge is expected to be changed to Capital Murder and extradition will follow.
This is still an ongoing investigation and the motive is still unknown.
US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing new bridge.
FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, upgrading guard rails and adding safety features to drainage structures.
SH 11 – From Morris County Line to FM 130, upgrading guard rails.
Loop 281– at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass.
SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass.
I-20 – at the Louisiana State Line, LaDOTD is conducting a bridge widening project just across the state line. Expect delays and watch for stopped traffic.
FM 9 – From FM 2625 to Panola County Line, resurfacing highway.
US 259 – From I-30 to FM 557, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.
SH 149 – At SH 315, constructing overpass and widening highway.
US 59 – From Harrison County Line to FM 2792, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.
FM 699 – At FM 2517, reconstructing intersection.
US 271 – At Ripley Creek and Ripley Creek Relief, replacing bridges.
US 271– From SH 155 South to FM 726, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.