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Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 17 Monday, January 27, 2014

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High-Speed Chase: An unidentified motorcyclist led area law enforcement on a high-speed chase Saturday night from Dayton, eastbound on Highway 90, to Raywood. Dayton Police Sgt. John Coleman said the motorcyclist then headed back westbound and back through Dayton at speeds estimated to be greater than 130 mph in downtown Dayton. Sgt. Coleman said officers called off that pursuit for the safety of law enforcement and other citizens on the roadway. Anyone with information on the dangerous rider or the motorcycle is asked to call Dayton PD at 936-258-7621.

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House Fire: An unoccupied house under renovation in Liberty was heavily damaged by fire early Sunday morning. Liberty Fire Department responded around 2 a.m. Sunday to 124 Ohio Street. The 2100-sqaure-foot dwelling was extensively damaged. Acting Captain Don Siebert said there was damage to the living room and kitchen, then into the attic and roof. However, Seibert said he thought much of the home could be fixed. The house, just off U.S. 90, is owned James E. Braxton.

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Jail Assault: A Liberty County Jail inmate is facing felony charges after allegedly assaulting two corrections officers last week. Sheriff’s Corporal Hugh Bishop said 34-year-old Alisa Chapman of Trinity, Texas, was being held in the Liberty County Jail on a revocation warrant, for a previous misdemeanor theft, when the felony assaults occurred. Both officers were checked out by jail medical staff and cleared to return to their jobs. Cpl. Bishop said the inmate was not hurt. Alisa Chapman is now charged with two felony counts of Assault on a Public Servant. J.P. Pct. 1 Stephen Hebert set bail at $50,000 on each charge. At last report, Chapman remained in Liberty County Jail.

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Murder Charge: Liberty County resident James Albert Nesler, age 61, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his 27-year-old son, J.A. Nesler. Sheriff’s Captain Ken DeFoor said that shooting occurred last Thursday during a domestic dispute at a home on C.R. 450 off FM 1409, south of Dayton. At last report, James Albert Nesler was in Liberty County Jail with bail set at $500,000. 

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Obituaries: Joey Caruthers, 55, of Saratoga. Service is 10 a.m. today in Calvary Apostolic Church of Batson.

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*Lake Release: 1,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 7.01 ASL*

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