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Livingston Man charged with sexual assault

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Jerry WhittenburgJerry WhittenburgA Livingston man has been arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released information on an arrest from November, when they received information of an incident involving the sexual assault of a child.

Law enforcement immediately initiated an investigation and identified the suspect as Jerry Lee Whittenburg, 51, of Livingston.  

During the investigation, detectives subsequently obtained sufficient probable cause for an arrest warrant to be issued on Whittenburg for the second-degree felony of sexual assault of a child. 

Last week, Whittenburg turned himself in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, where he was booked into the Polk County Jail, on a $50,000 bond.

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Man dead after stabbing


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Michael  TreadwayMichael TreadwayA man is dead after a stabbing Thursday in Ace.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female advising that her nephew had been stabbed. 

Deputies responded to the residence, located near the 2500 block of FM 2610.

Deputies and EMS personnel arrived on the scene and located a deceased male victim, identified as Michael Shane Treadway, 47, of Elgin, Texas.  Deputies also located the suspect Michael David Treadway, 67 of Livingston.

Detectives initiated an investigation into the incident and it was determined that Michael David Treadway stabbed Michael Shane Treadway after an argument and physical altercation between the two.  

Upon further investigation and interviews, Michael David Treadway was placed under arrest and transported to the Polk County Jail, where he was charged and booked for murder.

Michael David Treadway, is currently being held in the Polk County Jail on a $200,000 bond, set by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Terri Mayer.

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Two dead after shooting at house party

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Two are dead after a shooting at an off-campus party in Huntsville near Sam Houston State University early Saturday morning. 

Huntsville Police Department officers responded to a shooting at a large house party near 19th Street and Avenue O around 12:38 a.m.

Upon arrival, multiple victims were located, and life-saving efforts immediately began. According to Huntsville Police, four victims were located at the scene, and all were transported to area hospitals for treatment. 

One of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital Saturday morning. He is identified as James Jones, 18, of Huntsville. The other three victims were listed in critical condition. 

A second victim, Cruz Garcia, 18, of Livingston, died Sunday morning at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston from his injuries sustained in the shooting.

Huntsville Police Department Detectives arrested two men on charges related to the shooting, both from Livingston. Joe Allen Lewis, 22, and Lynn Johnson, 19, were taken into custody at the Huntsville Police Department Saturday afternoon. 

Lewis was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Johnson was charged with assault, a Class A misdemeanor. Deputies anticipate pursuing further charges as the investigation continues, according to a press release from the Huntsville Police Department. Johnson has a bond set at $50,000, while Lewis is held on a $250,000 bond.

Lewis and Johnson are both graduates of Livingston High School. Lewis was part of the class of 2020, while Johnson graduated in May.

The Huntsville Police Department strongly urges those with information to contact sergeant John Thompson at 936-291-5427. Detectives are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who attended the party that can provide any information.

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Searching for burglary suspect

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The Livingston Police Department is currently investigating a burglary of a coin-operated machine. The individual in the attached photos is a person of interest in this investigation. Those who know the identity of this individual or his whereabouts are asked to contact the LPD at 936-327-3117 and reference case 221209824.

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Azle woman killed in collision

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An Azle woman died from injuries sustained in an automobile/pedestrian accident that occurred at 10:50 a.m. Sunday in downtown Livingston.

According to the accident report filed by Livingston Police Officer Chad Lilley, a 2022 Chevrolet C2500 pickup truck driven by Wesley A. Bryant, 36 of Livingston, was stopped at a red light facing south on Washington Avenue, attempting to turn east. Teressa M. May, 55 of Azle, was attempting to cross the roadway heading north but was not in the crosswalk. As the light turned green for Bryant to go, he waited on two cars to continue north before making his turn to the east. He made his turn at the same time May began to cross the street east of the crosswalk, striking her.

May was transported to St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Hospital emergency room in Livingston via Allegiance Ambulance and died at 1:54 p.m.

No charges were filed in conjunction with the accident.

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