Investigators from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department arrested Jody Glenn Smith, 43, Sunday on charges of having a prohibited weapon, possession of marijuana and theft of a firearm.
Smith, of Bullard, remains in Cherokee County Jail as bonds have not been set and more charges against hime are pending from alleged burglaries and thefts, according to a release Tuesday from Cherokee County Sheriff's Capt. John R Raffield.
On Sunday, Chero-kee County investigators, working off a tip, executed a search warrant for a property in the 300 block of Caroline Street in the Shady Brook subdivision of Lake Palestine. They had received information that stolen property from several burglaries over the past month would be located there.
Smith was arrested at the scene and a second search warrant was issued for a location where more alleged stolen property was kept.
No more arrests have been made as of press time Tuesday.
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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.
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.
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.
Some area entities closed for holiday
Many area offices and businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.
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.
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.
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.
Folks attend weekend fundraiser for H.O.P.E.
It was an evening fit for royalty, as supporters of the Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (H.O.P.E.) program gathered Saturday at The Castle on the Lake outside Jacksonville for “A Renaissance Evening.”
Church of Wells members attend protest
About 30 members of the Church of Wells arrived at a protest Saturday. The event was planned after an incident at Wells Homecoming Day on April 5 where the church loudly "street preached" causing a disruption. Three of the church members were injured by two men at the parade. On Saturday, the event was peaceful, despite a few loud voices.
See the complete story and photos in the next edition of the Daily Progress on Tuesday, April 15.
5 receive scholarships from Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on March 29.
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