Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown and Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison will address the media on Thursday at 2:00 pm, as they have now created a separate Emergency Operations Center to combat the spread of COVID-19.
From the Texarkana Emergency Joint Operations Center at 4:30 pm on March 30, 2020 it is reported there are a total of 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 being treated in Texarkana. With 9 cases in Bowie County, 2 cases in Cass County, and 1 in unincorporated Miller County. There has been one death from the novel coronavirus in Bowie County.
Bowie County Judge, Bobby Howell, has issued a “Shelter in Place” order for Bowie County Texas. The order will go into effect at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27, and remain in place until at least April 13.
Texarkana Texas Police have arrested Jimmie Hock, 39, of Texarkana Texas after he created a fake news report and posted to social media that there was a COVID-19 case in the Bowie County Jail annex. Hock was charged and booked for Creating a False Alarm or Report then released from the Bi-State Jail after posting a $5,000 PR Bond.
In the address to the public from the Joint Operations Center, it was announced that a new curfew is in effect for all citizens from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am and will be enforced by the police in both Texarkana Arkansas and Texas. There are some exceptions, but very few.
Dr. Matt Young addressed the public today from the Texarkana Joint Operations Center. In his statement, he warns that the cases of COVID-19 in our region are climbing. Of 3 cases that have been hospitalized, 2 needed ventilators and all were under the age of 60. Watch.
Texarkana Texas Police have released more information regarding the overnight shooting involving a TTPD officer. Timothy Noble, 20, was shot by a patrol officer following a short foot pursuit. Noble allegedly produced a drum fed pistol before the officer fired his service weapon. Noble is in stable condition.
Bowie County Investigators report that Anthony Krebs, 41, and Leslie Harkins, 43, have been arrested after being found in possession of more than 1.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine. Both have received drug and weapons charges.
The Texarkana Texas Police Department has arrested and charged Kavante Wright, 26, with Murder. Wright also had two outstanding warrants for probation violations. EricGentry, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.