Stock Market News

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Viewpoints

Topics
Top Story

From the Editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you

  It’s been a while since I’ve been behind a microphone.  My podium is...

TEA Party Tea Leaves

  The Freestone County TEA Party Meeting met on Monday night, April18, at the...

The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy's Falling Prices

Fans of the renewable energy industry like to boast that the costs of solar and...

Personal Finance: Gifts for the New Graduate

College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something...

It Seems to Me - Just Who Is In Charge?

When the book of Daniel opens, God’s people are in great distress.  The...

Home Country

Prince -- Musicians Die, but Never the Music

Goat Gossip: Change Isn’t A Bad Thing

Reflections from Red Oak Ranch

Dear Editor: Anatomy of Conservative

Home Country

It Seems to Me: Refugees in Exile

Reflections from Red Oak Ranch

Dear Editor: For The Betterment of Fairfield

Dear Editor: Clarification

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Top Headlines

Topics
Top Story

"Second Greatest Show on Earth" Kicks Off June 13th in Freestone County

"Second Greatest Show on Earth" Kicks Off June 13th in Freestone County

  Get ready! The “2nd Greatest Show on Earth” will kick off on Monday, June...

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Courthouse News

Topics
Top Story

Wortham Police Report

Monthly Report Total Calls for Service in Wortham: 39 Total Calls for Service in...

Fairfield Police Report

Monday, April 11 10:17 AM-Officer Weinmann on suspicious person. 11:02 AM-Officer...

Freestone County Sheriff's Report

Deputy and Trooper responded to a one-vehicle roll over on IH-45 near the 183 mile...

Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for March 2016

AUSTIN -- The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 511 original...

Fairfield Police Report

Monday, April 4 6:28 AM-Officer Gallegos on report of reckless driver. 7:30 AM-Officer...

Freestone County Sheriff's Report

Freestone County Courthouse News

Fairfield Police Report

Freestone County Sheriff's Report

Freestone County Courthouse News

Fairfield Police Report

Freestone County Sheriff's Report

Freestone County Sheriff's Report

Fairfield Police Report

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Education

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Obituaries

Topics
Top Story

Aubrey Lee Jones "Billy"

Aubrey Lee Jones "Billy"

  The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Aubrey Lee Jones, “Billy” at his residence...

Wesley Ray Shelley

Wesley Ray Shelley

  Wesley Ray Shelley, 88, of Teague, passed away April 19, 2016 in Waco, Texas. ...

Lenard James Manning

  Lenard James Manning was born on February 5, 1936 in Oakwood, Texas to Alfraid...

Everett “Ray” McDonald

                  The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Everett...

Marvin LaFrentz

              Marvin LaFrentz of Fairfield passed away Saturday,...

Aubrey Jones

Rufus Jackson, Sr.

Betty June Nicholson

Mollie Davis Walker

Terry Griffin

Tommie L. Rhodes

Clarence H. Scruggs

Olga Tina Green

Cynthia Gabriel Freeman

Linda Sue Myers Flandry

Move
Display 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 Stories

Sports

Topics
Top Story

Last Home Game for FHS Varsity Baseball Team

Last Home Game for FHS Varsity Baseball Team

  PLAYING THEIR VERY LAST HOME baseball game are FHS Seniors (Above, L–R): ...

FHS Athlete to Represent U.S. in China Competition

FHS Athlete to Represent U.S. in China Competition

  Fairfield High School senior Ryan Coleman has been selected to represent the...

It's a Win for the Wortham Bulldogs!

  A NICE HIT BY KALOB BOWDEN and a slide home for VonTray Cooper made way for...

Eagle Track Teams Win Area Meet

  FHS THINCLADS HEAD TO REGIONAL COMPETITION Best of luck to the Boys and...

Eagles Sweep Varsity Track Meet

IT’S FIRST PLACE IN THE HURDLES for Senior Jarett Carpenter  of the varsity...

Eagles Take the Field

Meet the Hard Hitting Lady Eagles Softball Team

One More State Title!

Lady Bulldogs Claim District Win

Meet the FHS Golf Team

Record Breaking Run for Fairfield Freshman

Eagle Thinclads Head to District

Wortham Bulldogs Play Ball

Fairfield Lady Eagles In Solid Position for District Title

Lady Eagles Defeat Groesbeck

Shots Fired, Party's Over
Written by Megan Hempel   
DATE_FORMAT_LC2
 
A routine disturbance call to the Fairfield Police Department (FPD) turned out to be much more when gunshots rang out, leaving two Fairfield residents injured.

At 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013, Officer Christy Lawrence and partner Officer Cal McKinney responded to a complaint of a loud party taking place in the 1100th block of South Fairway (Hwy 75).

The caller had advised that a large party was taking place nearby and complained of vehicles blocking their driveway.

According to Assistant Chief Bill Rogillio, when officers arrived they observed multiple vehicles lining the roadway and a large gathering of people on private property.

Reportedly, when Officers Lawrence and McKinney pulled into the property, multiple party-goers charged their patrol car forcing them to call for back up. Amidst the chaos, two to three gunshots were heard.

Answering the call for assistance were FPD Sergeant David Utsey, Chief Kenny Bulger, Assistant Chief Bill Rogillio, Teague Police Department, Freestone County Sheriff’s Department, and local Highway Patrol, as well as County Attorney Chris Martin.

It was discovered that two people had been injured during the incident.

Mario Rodriguez, Jr. of Fairfield, a 21 year old Hispanic male, was shot in the back of the leg. Rodriguez was treated by Fairfield EMS (FEMS) who then called for an emergency air lift.

AirEvac landed at the scene to transport the victim to Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco where he was listed in stable condition as of press time.

A second victim, Gerisha Scott, a 22 year old black female, also of Fairfield, was treated and released by FEMS at the scene.

"It was a miracle more weren’t hurt," exclaimed Assistant Chief Rogillio, remarking on the large number of people present at the time of the shootings.

According to Rogillio, the shootings were perpetrated by a group of males from Mexia. It is reported that the group was not affiliated with the party, but had shown up with the intention of causing trouble. Witnesses reported that the suspects fled the scene by automobile.

A description of the suspect and vehicle soon yielded a traffic stop at WalMart in Mexia. A firearm was recovered in the vehicle and suspects were interviewed by Freestone County law enforcement as well as the Mexia Police Department. Subsequently, the suspects were released pending further investigation and identification.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Fairfield Police Department at 903-389-3901.
LAST_UPDATED2
 
all_star_ford_banner_042314