The BCSO has released the following statement on the arrest of Tonya Ruth Barnett (pictured below): Around 5:29 AM on May 24, 2018 a 911 call was received from a distraught female saying she was being assaulted by her husband and she had just shot him. Bowie County deputies dispatched to this shooting found a deceased male lying on the floor of the home when they arrived. Deputies spoke with the female caller who was still at this residence in the 100 block of Parkway. She introduced herself as Tonya Barnett and told deputies the deceased male was her boyfriend…
Saturday, June 2 is the day to wet a hook for free in the state of Texas. No license is needed to fish any public waters in Texas on Saturday, but you still need to be aware of the size and bag limits.
A number of times over the years folks have reminisced about Taco Tico, and now it looks like the budget taco chain may be truly returning to Texarkana with a location planned for Texas Boulevard to open in September 2018. What was your favorite item on the menu?
A Bowie County Grand Jury has indicted Toddrick Eugene Matthews, 39, for the murder of his fiancé, Sonjha Banks, on 5-24-2018. Texas Rangers conducted surveillance on Matthews’ DFW area residence and subsequently arrested him on 5-25-2018. He is being held in the Dallas County Jail and is awaiting transport to the Bowie County Jail.
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Cecil Ellis Jr. in an overnight shooting. Mr. Ellis was allegedly shot by his girlfriend, Tonya Barnett, in a case of self-defense.
Miller County Investigators have made two arrests in a recent horse theft case. Press Release: On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at approximately 8am, Miller County Deputies responded to Fouke in reference to the theft of three horses. While on scene, Deputies were advised that one of the horses had been sighted in a small field in Fouke. Deputies and the owner responded and the owner took possession of the horse. Later that day, at around 6:30pm, Miller County Deputies responded to the 800 block of Monster Expressway in Fouke where the two other horses had been sighted. The horses were…
A TTPD Officer was injured overnight when Jaroy Simpson attempted to escape the scene of a traffic stop. The officer suffered cuts and scratches to his hands and legs from being dragged a short distance. He was treated for the injuries at the scene.
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Chance Wayne Duck and Alicia Kaye Braley for possession of over 400 grams of methamphetamine. They were both transported to the Bi-State Jail where they were booked in.
Lynn Bolt, and her daughter Andie Bolt, share a great story about attending and graduating nursing school together. Both graduated from the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT) Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program on May 8.
The Texarkana Texas Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify suspects in a recent burglary at KD Mall located inside the Oaklawn Village Shopping Center on New Boston Road.
Miller County Deputies have arrested Michael Wade McBride, 26, of Texarkana Arkansas and booked him into the Miller County Detention Center on a charge of residential burglary. Deputies were able to track McBride down because he dropped his cell phone while fleeing from the scene.