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Old Hwy 135 Homicide

Gregg County Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the homicide of John Allen Franco on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at Old Hwy135 and Smallwood Rd in western Gregg County. Deputies had been dispatched to the location where they found the victim sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound. According to witness information, the victim had turned onto Smallwood Rd and a dark colored pickup was seen blocking the intersection. The victim stopped and the dark colored pickup came toward the victim’s truck, stopped and three subjects got out. One subject described as a white male approached the victim’s side of the truck and fired a shot through the window, striking the victim. The victim was able to reverse his vehicle and backed up into a ravine at the intersection. The victim passed away before he could be transported by EMS.
Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of individuals responsible for this crime. If you have information contact Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) or http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org. All we need is your information, not your name.

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Homicide

Gregg County Crime Stoppers is seeking information in the homicide which occurred at The Platinum Club, 6167 Hwy 31 W, Kilgore, TX on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 around 9:00 pm. The victim, Regenald Ward was in the parking lot of the business, when a subject in a Grey color Ford Crown Victoria pulled into the parking lot where the victim was standing and the driver reportedly then fired several rounds at the victim. The victim received a gunshot wound, was transported by EMS to a local hospital in Tyler, Texas, where the victim was pronounced dead.
Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in the case. If you have any information contact Crime Stoppers at 903-237-STOP (7867) or on line at http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com. All we need if your information, not your name.

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Kilogre Drive-by Shooting

P.C. SEC. 22.05 (b)(2). DEADLY CONDUCT (FELONY 3)

On 11/24/2014 Kilgore Police responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Green Hills Drive in reference to a report of a gunshot being fired at a residence.  According to the complainant sometime in the early morning hours a gunshot what heard.  Later that morning the resident located a whole in the front door, and then a secondary hole in a nearby wall.  It was evident a firearm was fired at, or in the direction of, the home.

The resident is an elected official within our community, and suspects political motives are behind the dangerous and potential deadly act.  If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact Kilgore PD Det. John Rowe at 903-218-6906, or Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP, or text an anonymous tip to 847411 + KILGORE + your tip.  Please refer to case # 1411-1313.

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Greenwood Cemetery Vandalism

Gregg County Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for the damage to headstones at the Greenwood Cemetery, located behind Good Shepherd Hospital, at 705 Magrill St., Longview, TX. Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the identity and arrests of the persons responsible for the damage. The damage occurred sometime between Monday, May 19th, 2014 and Friday, May 24th, 2014. Subjects damaged approximately 88 different headstones throughout the historic cemetery with an estimated damage of around $10,000 as reported by the Greenwood Cemetery Association.
  You can contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) or go online to http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.com and give your information. All we need is your information, not your name.

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Deadly Conduct

Gregg County Crime Stoppers and Gladewater Police Department need your information concerning two shooting incidents in the Gladewater area. The first occurred after midnight on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 in the 700 block of Canfield St in Gladewater when the resident called police advising that someone had shot at their house with some type of firearm. Officers found four bullet holes in the front of the residence, three of which exited out the back of the house with one bullet being recovered inside the house after striking the door frame. Three people, who were in the house asleep during the shooting, were not injured. A neighbor in the area at the time of the shooting did look out and saw a slender Black Male, approx. 5’ 09” tall wearing a white shirt and white shoes, standing in front of the Canfield residence, shoot approx. four times towards the residence. A second black male was seen close to the area and after the shots were fired, both subjects were seen running towards Walton St in the direction of Tenery St.
  The second incident occurred Monday, May 6th, 2013 after 1:00 am, in the 500 block of Eddy St, in the Gladewater area when the resident called police to report her vehicle being vandalized by gunshots. The witness stated that they heard four or five shots and afterwards had her son go outside to check the vehicles, finding two vehicles had received damage. It was found that one bullet had ricochet off one vehicle and hit the house, but could not be located. One bullet was recovered from one of the vehicles at the location.

  Gladewater Police need your information on who may be responsible for these crimes and ask that if you have information, you can contact Det. David Burrows at Gladewater Police Department, 903-845-2166 or you can contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) or online at http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org to leave a tip.

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Forgery Suspect

Gregg County Crime Stoppers needs your help in identifying the suspect in this photo who passed a forged check at Regions Bank on January 31st, 2012. The check was stolen out of a vehicle which had been reported stolen to Gregg County Sheriff’s Investigators on February 1, 2012. The suspect reportedly used another individuals ID to cash the check. If you recognize this subject you can contact Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) or the Sheriff’s Investigator, Doug Morgan at the 903-236-8408.

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The McCoy Case 001-002-99

On September 12th, 1999, around 3:00 am on Sunday morning, a shooting occurred at a location off Callahan Rd and Lucy Rd known as the Hog Pen. This area was frequented by young people for its dance contest. The victim, Damarcus McCoy had been at the location with several friends when a fight broke out and people started to run from the area back to their vehicles. Damarcus McCoy and a friend got to the parking lot near their vehicle when several shots were fired. One shot struck Damarcus McCoy in the head and he fell to the ground. Friends with Damarcus put him in their car and rushed him to Good Shepherd Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Investigators interviewed numerous witnesses about this case, but have been unable to determine the identity of the shooter.

Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.

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The Hudgins Case 0900-043-81

Gregg County Crime Stoppers is seeking information concerning a Homicide Case in 1981. On October 17th, 1981, Kilgore Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at the Clarence Hudgins res.; which was located off Hwy 135, north of the Kilgore City Limits in Gregg County. Upon arrival, fire fighters found the body of Clarence Hudgins lying outside the residence. Clarence Hudgins had died from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Suspects had apparently started a fire outside the residence and when Clarence Hudgins exited the house, he was mortally wounded by unknown gunman.
Sheriff’s Investigators, Kilgore Police Detectives and the Texas Ranger initiated an investigation into the murder of Clarence Hudgins, following several investigative leads; however the case was not solved and remains unsolved to date. Clarence Hudgins at the time of his death was a Kilgore Businessman and owner of Kilgore Sandblasting and Painting Company.

Gregg County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.

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