Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local News

September 17, 2013

Police nab burglary suspect after chase

JACKSONVILLE — A would-be burglar who led authorities on a spirited weekend foot chase through back yards and over fences before his capture remained in police custody Monday.

Rachine Jamile Jones, 20, of Jacksonville, was last listed in local jail Monday, Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel confirmed.

Jones was expected to be arraigned Monday and transferred to Cherokee County Jail, but Jacksonville Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Franklin could not immediately be reached Monday to verify if that had actually taken place.

According to reports, Jones was first spotted trespassing in the living room of a residence in the 700 block of Harrison about 5 a.m. Sunday.

“The suspect ran but took some property with him,” Chief Daniel explained. “About an hour later officers received a call of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of Harrison. Upon arrival the suspect was still there but ran when seeing the officers.”

Two officers gave chase and followed the suspect “through back yards and over fences to a residence in the 700 block of Madison where he was located hiding in a mini-van in the back yard.”

After a brief struggle, Jones was arrested with property from two burglaries on his person, the chief said.

On Monday, authorities anticipated charging him with “Burglary of a Habitation in a Gang Free Zone” –  a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.

“Officers are also investigating a vehicle burglary in the same area and I expect him to be charged with that also – due to some of the evidence recovered when he was arrested,” the chief said.


Text Only
Local News
  • Christian Rapper 0419.tif Local rap artist spreads the 411 on Jesus

    "I have seen things in my life that would make Dr. Phil crazy," Jacksonville native, ordained minister and aspiring rap artist Stephen I. Crow Jr. said with a laugh. "That's why I don't label my music specifically as "Christian rap" -- yes, Christians who love rap can listen and hopefully be uplifted, but I truly want and am trying to bring the word and Jesus' message to people who may never have heard it or don't believe it's for them.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tomato Bowl flushed to bottom of priorities

    The historic Tomato Bowl, built in 1940, stands strong on the outside, but according to some people the inside needs a lot of work in order to not be an eyesore.

    April 19, 2014

  • Cherokee County arrest: April 8-14

    The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jacksonville College, high schools team up to offer dual credit program

    Jacksonville College is currently offering qualifying high school juniors and seniors attending Jacksonville and New Summerfield ISDs and The Brookhill School in Bullard the opportunity to get head start on their higher education.

    April 18, 2014

  • JISD board members to consider district strategic plan

    The Jacksonville ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, to discuss a district strategic plan and consider buying new band uniforms.

    April 18, 2014

  • 2 men arrested after standoff in grocery store

    Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff at the B&B Foods in Alto.
    According to Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson, a person reported seeing two black males at the store just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Some area entities closed for holiday

    Many area offices and businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Dispatcher Enge 0416.tif JPD dispatcher killed in wreck

    A dispatcher for the Jacksonville Police Department was killed Monday on her way to work, according to officials.
    Amber Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on CR 2177 in Whitehouse.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda

    On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.

    April 16, 2014

  • Catherine look.tif Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells

    Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos