Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
The man suspected of stabbing another man in Cherokee County Thursday afternoon was captured Friday morning after investigators found him hiding under a pile of blankets, according to officials.
Capt. John Raffield, of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, said investigators continued their search for Shawn Anthony Reep, 31, in the ShadyBrook subdivision near Lake Palestine early Friday morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., officials checked a home Reep was known to frequent. Reep was not found in the home, but investigators searched a small travel trailer next to the residence, they found Reep hiding under a pile of blankets on a bed, Raffield said.
Reep was arrested and transported to Cherokee County Jail on an outstanding warrant for violating a protective order stemming from an incident that occurred several weeks earlier.
The hunt for Reep stemmed from a Thursday afternoon incident. Sheriff's deputies were called to a scene around 1:30 p.m. where a man had been stabbed in the abdomen. Authorities identified the suspect as Reep.
Witnesses told investigators that Johnson and a friend went into a home in the 600 block of Elizabeth Drive in the ShadyBrook subdivision near Lake Palestine.
Investigators say Reep and two other men were at the scene when the victim, Joseph Lee Johnson, 31, of Bullard, pulled into the driveway. Officials say Reep recognized Johnson and approached him as he was exiting the vehicle. Reep and Johnson reportedly exchanged words, and Reep stabbed him at least once.
Johnson was taken to a neighbor's house, who called EMS and the Sheriff's Office.
Johnson was transported to East Texas Medical Center-Tyler where he underwent emergency surgery. As of Thursday night, Johnson was recovering in ICU and in stable condition.
According to the Sheriff's Office, after Johnson left the home on Elizabeth, Reep forced his way in and threatened the homeowner with a knife. The homeowner grabbed a display sword and hit Reep on the head, authorities said.
Investigators said Reep chased the homeowner down the street, but failed to catch him. When deputies and investigators arrived in the area, Reep and the other men drove away. The suspect vehicle was abandoned less than a mile away, and officials said Reep ran into the woods. The other two men remained near the car and officers questioned them at the scene.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:15 PM EST2013-12-05 03:15:17 GMT
Wesley McDade (Photo courtesy Smith County Sheriff's Office)
From the Smith County Sheriff's Office: SMITH COUNTY, TX --On December 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's assistance with locating Wesley Brian McDade, age 36, of Smith County.More >>
Man was featured on KLTV 7 Crimefighters earlier in the week.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 2:07 PM EST2013-12-02 19:07:53 GMT
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.Marshall Police Public Information OfficerMore >>
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.More >>
Sunday, December 1 2013 8:34 PM EST2013-12-02 01:34:36 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for an East Texas girl, who was last seen with her father in a maroon 1998 Ford Expedition headed from Marshall, TX towards Dallas, TX.4-year-old Kylie Dunn was last seenMore >>
Family friends tell KLTV that the mother of 4-year-old Kylie Dunn is the victim of an apparent homicide.More >>
Saturday, November 30 2013 10:34 PM EST2013-12-01 03:34:31 GMT
Two East Texans died Friday evening after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in Canton.Joe and Dorothy Brents were pronounced dead at the scene after the accident. Officials tellMore >>
Two East Texans died Friday evening after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a pickup truck in Canton.More >>