Feb

01

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 1, 2015

Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–A Dallas report of the shutdown of Interstate 635 Tuesday involved the death of a local man.
Confirmed through a social media message from the deceased’s sister, Dylan Chas Gunderson, 26, was killed during the incident.
All northbound lanes of the Interstate were closed at Highway 80 at the height of rush hour in Mesquite in the aftermath of a police arrest of two suspects.
The North Texas Fugitive Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, attempted to arrest one of the suspects when he entered a vehicle driven by Gunderson. The pair fled the scene. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the passenger was wanted in connection with the investigation into the death of a man who had been struck in the head by a brick during a fight in Arlington on Jan. 5.
Derek Livingston, who died Monday of his injury, had sought medical treatment on his own at the time, but his health deteriorated and he was removed from life support.
Balch Springs police spotted the suspect’s vehicle just before 5 p.m. and attempted to make a traffic stop.
As the officer approached the door, the driver (Gunderson) is reported to have shot himself.
The other man was taken into custody.
Authorities had withheld the identity of the two men, but word went out on social media identifying the “self inflicted gun shot” victim as Gunderson.

Jan

29

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 29, 2015

Domestic dispute escalates to shooting at deputies

Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt reports a man fired a shotgun at a deputy outside the man’s Cherokee Shores residence Jan. 22.
The deputy returned fire hitting Steven Clement Rei, 48. Rei was taken to East Texas Medical Center-Tyler and was listed in stable condition the following day. No one else was injured in the shooting incident.
Rei was charged with Attempted Capital Murder.
According to a press release, the incident began with a domestic disturbance call involving a firearm. At around 10 p.m. two deputies arrived at the residence in the 200 block of North Cherokee Shores Drive.
The female caller met deputies outside the residence. She said that during an argument, Rei had displayed a 9 mm handgun.
Rei confronted the deputies, who were still outside, with a shotgun. The deputies sprung for cover.
“Rei fired the shotgun at one of the deputies who returned fire, striking Rei,” the press release stated.
Nutt and his command staff responded to the scene along with District Attorney Scott McKee and his investigators.
A search warrant of the residence and an arrest warrant for Rei were obtained from Court at Law Judge Scott Williams.
The deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. The Texas Rangers, with assistance from the D.A.’s Office, are looking into the incident.

Jan

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 4, 2015

Courtesy Photo This image of the suspect was captured from security video surveillance a few days prior to the robbery and supplied by police to the newspaper for publication. Anyone recognizing this man or with information about the Dec. 16, 2014 robbery at the Cap City gas station is urged to call the Seven Points Police Department at (903) 432-2111.

Courtesy Photo
This image of the suspect was captured from security video surveillance a few days prior to the robbery and supplied by police to the newspaper for publication. Anyone recognizing this man or with information about the Dec. 16, 2014 robbery at the Cap City gas station is urged to call the Seven Points Police Department at (903) 432-2111.


By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–The Seven Points Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect caught on video tape.
He is suspected of threatening the convenience store clerk at the Cap City Station at around 9:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2014.
After he left in a small black four-door sedan, the clerk called police at 9:37 p.m.
The clerk said the man forced her to empty the cash register at gun point, using a pistol and got away with a little over $800. No injuries were reported.
Police believe he is a local man who lives or works in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
He is described as being somewhere between 5-5 and 5-8 in height of slight build with black hair and thin moustache and a “pointy nose” weighing between 170 and 200 pounds.
Anyone with information about the robbery or thinks they recognize the suspect is asked to contact Sgt. Roger Cullum by calling (903) 432-2111. “The caller may remain anonymous,” Cullum said.