TYLER — Tyler police are searching for a gunman following a shooting in North Tyler. He has been identified as Patrick Deon Daniels, 33, of Tyler. In serious condition in a Tyler hospital, after being shot once in the chest, is Jacklyn Radway,36. Police public information officer Don Martin said Daniels is the father of Radway’s children. They were in the apartment when the shooting occurred, but were not injured. The shooting was reported shortly after 7:30 Tuesday morning at the Liberty Arms Apartments on North Broadway.
TYLER – Trustees of Tyler junior college will meet Wednesday morning to officially name the school’s new president. Earlier this month, the trustees selected TJC’s President for Branch Locations & District Provost, Dr. Juan E. Mejia, as the lone finalist for the post. The Board’s decision comes after an extensive national search and thorough interview process. TJC received 83 applications. At Wednesday’s meeting, now that the 21 day waiting period is over, the board will confirm Dr. Mejia as the school’s 7th president, effective July 1st. The board’s agenda also call for consideration of extending current President Mike Metke’s contract to June 30. The board’s agenda also calls for consideration of discontinuing the position of President for Branch Locations/District Provost.
TYLER – A Smith County man, accused of setting a hospital bed on fire, is back in jail. Mason Reid Wyatt, 20, of Lindale had been free on bond. He was arrested last August at UT Health – Tyler following the bed fire. Emergency room personnel quickly put out the fire with only minor damage and no injuries. Wyatt was indicted in the case last month by the Smith County grand jury. He was arrested on Monday and booked into the Smith County Jail. His bond was set at $75,000 on the arson charge.
TYLER — Tyler Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Sherman West, 44. According to our news partner KETK, West is wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child. According to police, he was last seen driving a 2004 white Chevy pickup with Texas plates KYB2478. If you have any information or know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to contact Smith County Crime Stoppers at (903) 597-2833.
KILGORE – A Kilgore woman is free on bond after being accused of making a terroristic threat against her neighbors. Arrested Saturday night was Regina Lee Williams, 49. She is charged with terroristic threat with fear of serious bodily injury. She was released from the Gregg County Jail on Sunday after posting a $5,000 bond. Quoting the police arrest affidavit, the Longview News Journal reports she called the police dispatch and said she was “going to get her gun and go shoot some folks off.” When the police went to her home, they found Williams intoxicated and with a loaded handgun between her couch cushions.
LONGVIEW – A rabid bat has turned up in Longview. The Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center says in a Face Book posting, the animal was found in a home last Thursday. It was sent to the Texas Department of State Health Services lab in Austin, where it was confirmed that it had rabies. There was no contact with any people at the house and both of their dogs are vaccinated. They remind you not to touch or handle any wild animals, especially those that appear sick or injured. In our area, bats, skunks, and raccoons are the most common carriers of the rabies virus but caution should be used with any wild animal.
MABANK – Two persons were killed and two injured in a Van Zandt County accident. The crash happened when car left the road, hit some trees, and ended up in a ditch. Pronounced dead at the scene was Thomas Eugene Bickerstaff Jr., 65, of Duncanville, a front seat passenger. Also killed was a back seat passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, William Fredrick Sherrard, 39, of Mabank. Injured was the car’s driver, Susan Sherrard, 66, of Mabank, and Lisa May Adair, 39, of Mabank. Adair, who was in the back seat and not wearing a seat belt. She is in a Tyler hospital in serious condition. The driver is in stable condition in a Kaufman hospital. The accident happened just before 4:30 Sunday afternoon on state Highway 198, six miles north of Maybank. The accident remains under investigation.
LONGVIEW – LeTourneau University’s “Sting” Precision Flight Team has finished 4th in the nation. This is the highest overall ranking in the 60-year program’s history at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON 2019 flight competition. It was hosted by the University of Wisconsin, in Janesville, Wisconsin. LETU’s NIFA team even outranked the U.S. Air Force Academy, which finished 5th, among the 30 schools in the competition.