What’s Going On in Hunt County – Friday, January 9, 2015

Hey guys!  Stayin’ warm?

I’m not sure if any of you knew this, but a pig’s snout helps identify each individual pig, just like a human’s fingerprint correctly identifies that human.  I bring this up because a set of fingerprints in a recent rash of robberies successfully identified the guy who was responsible.

This is the official press release from the Commerce Police Department:

On Thursday, December 25, 2014, the Commerce Police Department responded to a burglary of a house in the 1800 Block of Park Street. A Sony 32” television set was taken from the residence. However, due to their diligence at the scene, the responding officers were able to obtain a series of latent fingerprints. Those prints were taken to the Garland Police Department to be processed through the Fingerprint Automated Identification System or “AFIS.” A Garland Forensic Investigator received a “hit” or confirmation on the fingerprints that were entered into the database identifying 45 year old, Commerce resident Najeen Lamont Pannell as the suspect. A warrant was issued for Mr. Pannell’s arrest. He was subsequently found, arrested for the warrant and later transported to the Hunt County Jail where he is being held on a $75,000 bond for Burglary of a Habitation. This is a Second Degree Felony charge. The serial number of the television has been entered into the TCIC/NCIC database as stolen as it has not been recovered.

If you have purchased anything directly from an individual recently and are concerned about whether or not the items may be stolen, you are encouraged to contact the Commerce Police Department. The Commerce Police Department thanks the efforts of the Forensic Investigators at the Garland Police Department. Without their help, solving this case may have been impossible.

Meanwhile, at the office of Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker, the entire staff was dressed up in Carolina Panthers garb.  Greenville City Councilwoman, Place 6, and Mayor Pro Tempiore (which is latin for “Deputy Mayor”) Sandra Linson-Bell, who works as an Administrative Assistant in the DA’s office, was cheering on her son, Carolina Panthers Offensive Tackle Byron Bell, as he and his teammates prepare to take on the Defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks tomorrow night, at 7:15 p.m. our time.  You can catch the game on Fox 4!

Meanwhile, the biggest thing to be excited about this weekend is that our Dallas Cowboys get to play against the Green Bay Packers in what’s being called “Ice Bowl II”.  Remember to remind the Boys to Finish the Fight and give them your support this weekend.