Headlines in the Paper – Monday, April 6, 2015

Good Evening Everyone!

After a long hiatus, I am back!

There was a lot of stuff that happened during the course of the day.  Some things were just outright bizarre, while other things were benign.  Here are the top three stories that hit the local newspapers:

HCSO Deputy Strikes Pregnant Woman

Perhaps the most shocking – and most controversial – story of the day comes from the Quinlan area, where 38-year-old Deanna Jo Robinson became a victim of a bizarre case of police brutality.  Robinson was nine months pregnant on the evening of March 4, when representatives from Child Protective Services came to assume custody of her 1-year-old son.  They brought along a deputy from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office with them.  This came after an incident in December of 2014 involving Robinson, her partner, Joe Llenas, Sr., and 4 children that they were caring for.  CPS told Robinson that they would take custody of the 1-year-old after their investigation was complete.  What happened, however, was that the Sheriff’s Deputy tried to overpower Robinson, even after she repeatedly let the officer know that she was pregnant.  The punches that ensued resulted in a bruise on the bottom of her abdomen.  Robinson was booked on March 4, charged with one count each of assault of a public servant ($15,000 bond), interference with child custody ($1,500), and resisting arrest ($4,000).  She was released on bond on March 9, and, on March 15, gave birth to her infant, who was immediately sent into the custody of CPS.

Shooting Results in Lockdown of Commerce ISD Campuses

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. this morning, Commerce Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a shooting in a parking lot located in the 800 block of Culver Street at the intersection of Mangum.  The victim, a 27-year-old Commerce resident, was shot in the face, but was later treated and released from Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.  In the process of trying to locate the gunman, all Commerce Independent School District campuses were on a modified lockdown.  At around 10:00 a.m., the suspect, a 44-year-old Commerce resident, was located and apprehended; and, at 10:06 a.m., the lockdown was lifted.  The suspect faces a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Pedestrian Hit On the Square

In what appears to be a classic move from the popular Atari game “Frogger”, a male driver of a GMC Sierra, headed northbound on Johnson Street, turning left on westbound Lee Street, struck a pedestrian at around 12:20 p.m.  A Greenville Police Officer on the scene said it was not immediately clear who had the right-of-way, but that the incident was being investigated.  The pedestrian, a male, was taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

That’s all for now.  Have a great night!

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