Man arrested for arson in connection with Malakoff fire

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On April 17, the Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a structure fire located at Lot 18 Spring Creek Parkway in Malakoff. Fire Marshal Shane Renberg and Assistant Fire Marshal Sherry Powers investigated the fire and determined the fire to be intentionally set.

Troy Lynn Tucker, 29, was arrested on the scene for Arson of a Habitation a first-degree felony.

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‘Trustee Trash-Off’ launched by Sheriff Hillhouse

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Between rolling thunderstorms last weekend, a team of mounted deputies led by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse supervised jail inmates as they collected litter along rural roads.

The “Trustee Trash-Off” started in Precinct 4 Saturday in the Moore Station area of the County.

“For the most part, the weather held together this weekend, but regardless I plan to have our team out there working the inmates as often as possible,” Hillhouse said. “We will be in a rotation, hitting county roads in an effort to literally clean up the county,” he said.

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Three arrested on drug charges

From the Henderson County Sheriff Office Facebook page:

Three people – two men and a woman – were arrested over the New Year’s Holiday for possession of suspected methamphetamine, pipes, pills and an electronic measuring scale in separate traffic stops, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said today.

“While most folks are celebrating the holiday with optimism and excitement, these folks were spending their time behind bars and looking at a much bleaker 2017,” Hillhouse said. “Doing drugs in Henderson County is a lousy way to start this New Year.”

At about 5  a.m. on New Year’s Day, Todd Green, 32 and Craig Dickinson, 30, were stopped by Deputies on FM 315 after their vehicle left a church parking lot on the east end of the county south of Chandler.

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Investigation into burglary, identity theft leads to drugs, more charges

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An investigation into a burglary and identity theft crime led to the discovery of a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamines and more criminal charges, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Tuesday.

Corey Johnson, 23, was arrested December 8 by Henderson County deputies Jodie Sorrells and Kyle Pochobradsky, who were investigating reported burglaries and financial crimes in the Green Tree Acres subdivision in Seven Points.

He was charged then with possession of a controlled substance after resisting arrest.

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Henderson County Crime Stoppers can use your help in aggravated robbery

crimestoppers logoOn December 7 at 8 p.m., the Dollar General on State Highway 155 in Coffee City was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’9″ weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was dressed in a black hooded shirt, black pants, black shoes with a white stripe on the outside near the heels, and white gloves. He also had a black mask covering his face. He entered the Dollar General, brandished a firearm, and forced the male clerk to close and lock the doors. He ordered the female clerk to empty the registers, waited for the safe to open, and emptied the safe. He then ordered the clerks into the office, made them unplug all of the electronic devices in the office, made them sit down, begin counting, and exited the store on foot.

If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crimes please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-8477 (TIPS). Callers will remain anonymous. If your information leads to an arrest you could earn a cash reward up to $1,000.