Tyler Man – Nathaniel James Williams targets wrong house with intended crash || Tyler News

Tyler Man - Nathaniel James Williams targets wrong house with intended crash

Tyler News

Tyler, Texas – A Tyler man named Nathaniel James Williams is arrested for intentionally crashing his vehicle into a house.

An 18-year-old man accused of deliberately hitting his SUV at a Tyler home last month was arrested Tuesday night.

Nathaniel James Williams of Tyler is charged with crashing a house on July 26 at the 8400 block of Stonebridge Way, near West Cumberland Road in Tyler.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry Christian said investigators determined Williams used his 2016 Toyota 4-Runner to intentionally harm a person he knew; However, he went to the wrong house.

Williams’ vehicle hit a man lying on the living room sofa and he hit a wall in the kitchen, Christian said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety turned the case over to investigators from the Sheriff’s Office after learning that the incident may have been intentional.

On July 29, Smith County Court-at-Law 2 Judge Taylor Heaton signed an arrest warrant for Williams on a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Tyler Police Department officers arrested Williams on Tuesday night for his warrant. He remains in the Smith County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Brittney Cimino, who lives in the house, said that on July 26, her husband Aramis Cash was sleeping on the couch for 45 minutes when he heard a boom from the living room.

“I’m seeing dust from the sheetrock explosion,” she said. “My husband was pinned between the sofa and a wall. He went to the hospital.”

He said the vehicle then hurriedly left the house and left the spot. They don’t know who might have attacked their house.

Christian said Cash received multiple stitches and described his injuries as minor.

She noted that the bump was particularly frightening because her 5-year-old son often sleeps on the living room couch.

She said he appreciates the help of first responders.

“They were super helpful. They helped clear the glass path so we could walk through the house,” she said.

Stay tuned with us for Tyler News.

Cheryl Smith – a Jacksonville woman killed and 3 injured in an accident || Cherokee County News

Cheryl Smith - a Jacksonville woman killed, 3 injured in an accident

Cherokee County News

Cherokee County, Texas (KLTV) – 1 Jacksonville woman killed whose name is Cheryl Smith, and 3 injured in a two-vehicle accident outside Cherokee County.

A 17-year-old male driver of a 2007 Dodge Durango was traveling east on US Highway 175 while Angela Washington, 43, of Jacksonville, at the same time, was driving a 2007 Ford Fiesta West on the same roadway, according to Texas Department of Public Safety preliminary investigators’ report.

The DPS said that for some unknown reason, the Durango driver crossed a westbound lane and hit Washington’s vehicle.

One of the passengers in the Washington vehicle, Cheryl Smith, 68, of Jacksonville, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to DPS, Washington and another passenger, 68-year-old Gloria Williams of Jacksonville, were taken to UT Health East Texas in Tyler in critical condition.

DPS reported that the 17-year-old, who is from Frankston, was taken to UT Health East Texas in Jacksonville in stable condition.

Stay tuned for more updates and Cherokee County News.

Man and his brother arrested for stealing Plano ambulance || Plano News

Man and his brother arrested after joyride in stolen Plano ambulance

Plano News

Plano, Texas – Two people are in custody after a Plano ambulance was stolen overnight from a emergency room.

A patient stole the ambulance around 2:30 a.m. Thursday from Presbyterian Hospital, which is near West Parker and Midway roads.

He allegedly went on a joyride and even picked up his brother in a Dallas apartment.

Carrollton police locate them with an ambulance and begin a chase along with several other agencies.

The chase eventually ended at the Farmer’s branch when police said the suspect had taken off on foot and was arrested nearby.

His brother was arrested for outstanding warrants.

Police have not yet disclosed their names.

Stay tuned for more updates on Plano news.

Patricia Eifert was murdered at Garland Home || Garland News

Patricia Eifert was murdered at Garland Home

Garland News

Garland, Texas – Police have identified two men who shot and killed a 60-year-old woman at a Garland home Tuesday night.

Patricia Eifert was shot and killed around 7 p.m. at a home on Northwest Highway and La Prada Drive.

Late Tuesday night, Garland police recognized the two suspects as 20-year-old Kvaughandre Presley of Dallas and Gabriela Liliana Torres, 21, of Garland. Both of them are wanted for murder.

CCTV video of a neighbor shows a black 4-door car swerving down the road before a man and woman exit.

A female driver and a male passenger got out and entered the garage. Moments later, the pair were seen running back to the black car with items in their hands.

The woman also grabbed more things from Patricia Eifert’s car in the driveway before taking off.

Police also say the same car was involved in a hit-and-run a few minutes later and less than a mile later, where the man pointed a gun at someone.

“The victim did come out to see the damage, and the male suspect did produce a handgun and points it at the victim,” declared Garland PD Officer Felicia Jones.

Officials say that Eifert was helping her child to enter the house alone.

Annie Bryant and her husband were ready to start their new lives in their new home in Garland. She said that her mother had just put in her two weeks to retire, and she only wanted to see her daughter settle down in her new home.

Instead, all the new plans were wiped out by a senseless act.

“My mom was fixing a cabinet for me and the new place, and some guys got in and they shot and killed her and that was it, she left,” Bryant said.

Bryant feels empty sitting inside his now-vacant former home in Dallas. Her mother and best friend were found murdered inside the house Garland recently bought.

“She was so proud and so excited that I bought my first house. She just wanted to fix it how I wanted it,” Bryant said.

Bryant and her husband are in the midst of moving on, a big step that the couple should celebrate. She said her mother took a break from work on Tuesday evening and wanted to visit the new home across the Briar Way.

Bryant said her husband saw her mother die from a bullet inside.

“If you’re going to steal, just steal, but shoot and kill someone. It’s just absurd,” he said.

“It was just a random act,” Jones said.

The Garland police don’t believe the killers and the victims knew each other. It is still not clear whether they were stalking out of the house or in the area before the murder.

There was a string of violent incidents that Bryant says is still not real, remembering her mother as a selfless, caring woman always ready to help.

“It just doesn’t make sense. It just doesn’t,” Bryant said.

The two men the police are looking for are still absconding and the police believe they are armed.

The family said they didn’t even have time to see what was missing. They know a saw is gone, so they believe it was all on the tools inside.

Anyone with surveillance or information is asked to call the Garland Police.

Stay tuned for more Garland News.

Attacker shoots 13 and escapes in Austin.


AUSTIN, Texas – Before fleeing, a gunman opened fire in a crowded entertainment zone in downtown Austin early Saturday, shooting 13 people, two of whom were critically injured.

Investigators were trying to figure out what provoked the shooting and couldn’t get a good description of the gunman, but they suspect it was a guy.

Investigators were looking at surveillance footage and other evidence, and he urged anyone with knowledge about the incident to call the cops.

Just before 1:30 a.m., a shooting erupted along 6th Street, a popular neighborhood with bars and restaurants. The street was barricaded at the time to prevent vehicular traffic.

Eleven of the injured were transported to a local hospital, while the other two were transported to other hospitals

$1.8 million raised by Matt Gatez during first quarter of 2021

Matt Gaetz

Matt Gaetz now faces scandal and is being investigated regarding sex trafficking and possibly other federal crimes.

In the first quarter of 2021, Matt Gaetz was riding high on campaign fundraising, picking up $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2021.

Matt Gaetz, of Fort Walton Beach, collected more than twice as much campaign money as any other Florida member of Congress in the three-month reporting period of January, February, and March.

In fact, it was one of the most impressive first-quarter hauls in all of Congress. In Florida, Republican Rep. Brian Mast of Stuart collected $749,000, Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar of Miami drew $525,000, and five others (three Democrats and two Republicans) managed more than $300,000.

Matt Gaetz’s first-quarter report to the Federal Election Commission shows he entered the first quarter of 2021 by rolling over $1.6 million left from his previous election cycle. He raised a little more than $1.8 million and spent a little more than $1.3 million. That left him with about $2 million in his campaign fund with which he can fight.

Since the scandal emerged, his campaign has been openly asking potential donors to send him money because of the allegations against him, contending he is something of a martyr, with some out to destroy loyal Trump supporters like him.

Before the scandal breaking, Gaetz had enjoyed a nearly open invitation to appear on several national conservative media networks such as Fox News and had developed a national base as one of the staunchest and most fiery supporters of former President Donald Trump and his make America great again movement. That base embraced him with money.

Only 11 of the other 434 members of the House raised more money than Gaetz during the quarter. They mostly include congressional leaders  such as Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, or partisan lightning rods for the left or right wings, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Among itemized donations, Gaetz’s campaign collected $7,420 on the day after the report, March 31. That was an above-average daily receipt, but nowhere near impressive. The campaign details $28,000 raised on Jan. 14 and more than $10,000 on each of eight other days in the three-month period.

As happened with his 2020 election campaign, Gaetz drew well from outside Florida in the first quarter of 2021, at least based on his itemized donations. He collected $87,000 from itemized Florida contributors, about 21% of the itemized total for the period. He got $67,000 from California donors and $45,000 from Texas.

Gaetz’s campaign also spent more than $1.3 million during the quarter.

Former Texas sheriff’s deputy wanted in the deaths of three people has been arrested.


AUSTIN, Texas – Authorities said he was arrested without incident about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the site of the weekend assault, ending a manhunt for a former Texas sheriff’s deputy involved in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin.

Officers in Manor, an Austin suburb, discovered Stephen Broderick, 41, along a rural road about 7:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a suspicious individual matching the description of the suspect in Sunday’s shooting, according to Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps.

According to Phipps, Broderick was carrying a gun in his waistband. Broderick was taken to the Travis County jail, according to him, where authorities did not immediately release any additional details.

The names of those killed have not been announced, but Jodi Duron, superintendent of the Elgin Independent School District near Austin, said the victims included current and former students.

Alyssa Broderick, who Duron said left the district last fall, and Willie Simmons III, a senior at Elgin High School, were the two she named. Broderick was an “excellent student and athlete” on the basketball team, according to Duron. Simmons was the captain of the football team and had recently been recruited to play at the University of North Texas the following year.

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Gun owners in Texas need no license/training to carry their handgun publicly


On Friday, Texas House cleared a bill that handgun owners no longer need a license or training to carry their handgun publicly.

The bill is now headed to the Senate.

The bill allows “permitless carry” for all Texans who are legally allowed to own a firearm. Getting a license would be an option.

State Rep. Matt Schaefer (District 6, R-Tyler) backed the bill. The bill preliminarily passed on Thursday with a vote of 84-56 along mostly party lines.

The House passed the bill on Friday. 

Schaefer said: “This bill should be called common sense carry because this bill is about common law-abiding citizens being able to carry commonly owned handguns in common public places for the common reason of personal and family protection. Under this bill, people who are prohibited from possessing a handgun will still be prohibited from possessing a handgun. Sensitive places where the unlicensed carry of a handgun is prohibited will still be prohibited. But if you are a law-abiding citizen age 21 or older that can legally possess a handgun you will be able to carry that handgun in a holster in public places where it is not otherwise prohibited.”

The timing of the GOP-led House passing the bill now after years of stalled efforts angered opponents whose chances for tightening gun laws after the Walmart shooting that killed 23 people are fading.

Democrats railed against loosening gun laws after the 2019 mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Texas lawmakers did not meet in 2020, making this the first year gun-control bills have been filed since the attack.

The measure has drawn opposition from Texas police chiefs, as well as some firearm instructors who run licensing courses, who critics say has a financial incentive to oppose the change. Obtaining a handgun license in Texas costs between $100 and $150, according to Schaeffer, and applicants must also go through criminal history and background checks.

“Members, there are many things that are wrong with our gun laws, but in my opinion, at least one thing that is not wrong with them is our current system of permitting for carrying a handgun, and one reason that system works is the training requirement that exists, and another reason, in my view, is that there is, in essence, a background check if you will. Before you get your license, you have to meet certain eligibility criteria,” said State Rep. John Turner (District 114, D-Dallas).

For hours, some lawmakers presented amendments to a bill that they don’t want to see become law.

This issue has come up in past sessions but has not passed. Earlier this week, law enforcement lined up against it, while Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West spoke in favor of it.

The bill now goes to the Senate, before going to the governor’s desk for a signature. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has been silent amid calls for gun control and did not mention the El Paso shooting while laying out his legislative priorities in February.

Texas has more than 1.6 million licensed handgun owners. If approved, Texas would become by far the largest of roughly 20 states that already allow handgun owners to carry their weapons in public without a permit.