Jun

08

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 8, 2016

Monitor Staff Reports
HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse announced the arrest of a man in the Bonita Point subdivision for possession of suspected methamphetamines, citing it as the beginning of his promised campaign against illegal drugs.
“For too long bad people have believed they could do as they please with illegal drugs in Henderson County,” Hillhouse said. “That stops today.”
On Tuesday, Sheriff Deputies Kyle Pochobradsky and Duane Sanders arrested 35-year-old Jacob Waymire and charged him with possession a suspected illegal drug.
The Deputies were initially responding to a domestic disturbance call at 331 Sailfish. When they arrived, they observed a white male exiting the rear of the residence through a bedroom window.
After a short foot pursuit, Waymire was captured and taken into custody. Waymire was transported to the Henderson County Jail.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest with previous conviction and could face between 2 and 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
“This is the first step in this department’s campaign to make this county a drug unfriendly zone,” Hillhouse said. “Let it be known to dealers and users alike, illegal drugs in any amount, no matter how large or small, will not be tolerated under my watch.”

Jun

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 3, 2016

Dempsey Obit
Richard Frank Dempsey II, AKA (Juggy), died peacefully June 2, 2016 at his home in Mabank, at the age of 54.
Richard was born June 29, 1961 in Dade County, Florida to Patricia Meyers and Richard Dempsey I.
He was a successful business owner and passionate about his family. He mentored many and encouraged everyone to pursue their goals and dreams.
He was an avid Harley Davidson rider.
Richard is survived by his wife Lana Dempsey, children Heather Shaw and husband Brad, Harley Feltman and wife Lisa, grandchildren Richie, Aliyah, Jr., Aubree Ann, and numerous siblings.
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at his residence at 4 p.m. on July 3.

Jun

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 3, 2016

BOTIE
By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
HENDERSON COUNTY-There’s a new sheriff in town.
Botie Hillhouse made it official June 1 when he took the oath of office at the Henderson County Courthouse Annex. Hillhouse took the oath before a packed room of witnesses, cementing his climb to the top office in the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department after becoming chief deputy in 2014.
It’s been a long road for the Athens High School graduate, who has been with the department for 18 years. His career in law enforcement began in 1998 when he worked as a detention officer, then moving to patrol deputy. After a brief time as a criminal investigator, Hillhouse spent five years, from 2003-2008, as a narcotics investigator.
Narcotics investigation remain a priority for Hillhouse. According to his campaign website ‘Botie Hillhouse for Henderson County Sheriff,’ Hillhouse will “focus on narcotics investigations in order to reduce crimes against person and property.”
After moving on from narcotics he worked as patrol lieutenant, major and patrol Sgt., before being assigned chief deputy.
After taking the oath, former sheriff Ray Nutt got a warm send off with appreciation for his years of service as the top law man. Nutt held the Sheriff position in Henderson county since 2009. His career in law enforcement spanned over six decades.
“He’s been a great leader for the sheriff’s department,” Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders said. “It’s been great working with him and Hillhouse.”
Hillhouse announced in June of 2015 that he was seeking the office of sheriff and claimed Nutt’s endorsement. In the Republican Primary last March Hilhouse won a closely contested vote over Investigator Billy Jack Valentine. Hillhouse was the winner by 6,862 votes to 6,801.
Hillhouse and his wife, Stacy, have four daughters. Stacy is the chief of police at Malakoff Independent School District.