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POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, looking back to Wednesday on the day shift. An unknown suspect stole a golf cart in the 1300 block of Smither Drive. In the 100 block of Samantha, Joshua Ames was arrested for interference with the duties of a public servant. In the 1200 block of Josey Street, Natasha Del La Cruz was arrested for failure to ID. In the 2200 block of Bobby K Marks, Jordyn Chapman-Lee was arrested for assault by threat of family violence and interference with public duties.

Wednesday’s Traffic Report shows a major accident on State Highway 75 and Southwood. The accident involved two vehicles with a result of five being transported to Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

HUNTSVILLE ISD REGULAR BOARD WORKSHOP AND SPECIAL-CALLED BOARD MEETING

The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees will have a Regular Board Workshop and Special Called Board Meeting this evening at 6:30.

In their Board Workshop, Trustees will have a Budget Review.

In closed session, they will consider Board approval of professional administrative personnel.

They will reconvene from closed session. The Board will then consider Board approval of professional administrative personnel.

HUNTSVILLE MAN SENTENCED FOR EXPLOSIVES AND FIREARMS

U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick, along with ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowsk, has announced that a previously convicted felon has been ordered to federal prison for unlawfully possessing three explosive devices and firearms. Fifty-five-year-old Carl Eugene Fleming pleaded guilty March 16, 2018.

U.S. District Judge Malinda Harmon has sentenced him to 71 months imprisonment to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. In arriving at the sentence, the Judge considered the need for punishment, deterrence and respect for the law. Judge Harmon further noted Fleming’s long history of possessing firearms while being a prohibited person.

The investigation began after law enforcement believed Fleming had improvised explosive devices in the residence he was renting.

The ATF conducted a search at the location, at which time they discovered two explosive devices — one constructed with a grey metal pipe and a fuse, while the other was a 20mm ammunition can with explosive powder and shrapnel and a fuse primed for detonation. Also found were several firearms and ammunition.

He was taken into custody, at which time he also had in his possession a loaded .45 caliber pistol and three magazines of ammunition.

Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae would like to thank the ATF, Sheriff’s Office detectives, DPS and the Huntsville Police Department for keeping our community safe.

FBI AGENT PETER STRZOK TO TESTIFY TODAY

Beginning at 9 this morning, Republican leaders are expected to fire questions at FBI agent Peter Strzok at a joint session of the House Oversight and Judiciary committee . Republicans are looking into bias at the FBI. Former girlfriend and attorney at the FBI, Lisa Page, is apparently avoiding testifying before the committee.

CANDIDATE PACKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Candidate packets for the 2018 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City web site at huntsvilletx.gov/Elections or huntsvilletx.gov/Elecciones.

The City Council seats for the four At-Large Councilmember positions will be on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Filing for the positions will be from July 21, 2018 to August 20, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, in the office of the City Secretary (City Hall, 1212 Avenue M).

The City of Huntsville application fee is one dollar in cash, per City Charter mandate.