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Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones Elected SAT’s Sergeant-At-Arms
Aug06

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones Elected SAT’s Sergeant-At-Arms

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was elected Sergeant-At-Arms of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas at their 141st Annual Training Conference held last week in San Antonio. Sheriff Jones has served as sheriff of Franklin County since 2013. He distinguishes himself in his county and throughout the State as he assumes this leadership role in the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. The Sheriffs’’ Association of Texas is one of the oldest...

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Franklin County Sheriff Offers Public “A Public Shooter in the Making” Training Event
Nov08

Franklin County Sheriff Offers Public “A Public Shooter in the Making” Training Event

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Association of Texas is sponsoring a free, unique training opportunity at the Mount Vernon ISD Auditorium Saturday, November 17, 2018. A four hour training course entitled, “A Public Shooter in the Making” will be taught by retired Texas Department of Public Safety Inspector Marx Howell and Texas DPS Victim and Employee Support Services Counselor...

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Franklin County Sheriff Appointed to Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Board of Directors
Jul27

Franklin County Sheriff Appointed to Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Board of Directors

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas at their 140th Annual Training Conference held in Grapevine, July 21-24, 2018, according to a recent press release from his office. More than 1,500 participants were in attendance at the Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center for opportunities for training sessions and to view 240 exhibits showcasing the latest...

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Franklin County Sheriff Reports Murder At American Inn in Mt Vernon
Apr07

Franklin County Sheriff Reports Murder At American Inn in Mt Vernon

Franklin County Sheriff, Ricky Jones, reported he and Investigators and Officers of the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating a murder which occurred at the American Inn located at 415 NW Access Road of Interstate-30 in Mount Vernon, Texas on April 6, 2018. The Victim, Timothy Franks, is a 49 year old White Male who resides in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Joshua Anthony Parker, 19 year old white male of...

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Franklin County Sheriff Names Deceased Found near Rural Home; Investigation Continues
Oct17

Franklin County Sheriff Names Deceased Found near Rural Home; Investigation Continues

Monday, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones released the name of the 23-year old found found near the front porch of a residence on Franklin County Road SW 4430. The deceased person from the incident last Thursday, 10-13-2016, is Levi Wayne Deforrest of Winnsboro, Texas.   He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Jim Alford. He died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to Jones. Franklin County Deputies found the body after...

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Inmate Who Escaped From A Nebraska Correctional Facility Caught In Franklin County, Texas
Jun05

Inmate Who Escaped From A Nebraska Correctional Facility Caught In Franklin County, Texas

Another Nebraska Escapee Has Yet To Be Located A search for two men who escaped from Nebraska Community Corrections Center-Lincoln on May 21 lead officials to Franklin County, Texas, and apprehension of one inmate who escaped from the Nebraska correctional facility just after daybreak Friday, June 5. According to Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, his office received information June 2 that the two Nebraska escaped convicts were...

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Missing Arkansas Man Found In Lake Cypress Springs
Jun03

Missing Arkansas Man Found In Lake Cypress Springs

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones Wednesday, June 3, reported an Arkansas man that had been unaccounted for Tuesday was found deceased Wednesday afternoon in Lake Cypress Springs. Below is Jones’ press release about it.

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Franklin County Requesting Information In Aggravated Kidnapping Case
Mar02

Franklin County Requesting Information In Aggravated Kidnapping Case

On February 27, 2019, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Officers responded to a residence located at 1001 High meadow Drive, in Franklin County, and made contact with a 43 year old white female who was later arrested in connection with this incident. The victim in this case, a 59 year old white male, was located at a neighboring residence. FCSO investigators...

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Mount Vernon Search Warrant Executed in Fort Worth Leads to Arrest and Evidence That Could Solve a Number of Northeast Texas Burglaries
Jul06

Mount Vernon Search Warrant Executed in Fort Worth Leads to Arrest and Evidence That Could Solve a Number of Northeast Texas Burglaries

Mount Vernon—On June 28, 2018, the Tobacco Rhoades Smoke Shop, in Mt Vernon, Texas was burglarized by two unknown individuals. An investigation by the Mt Vernon Police Department Criminal Investigation led to the collection of crucial evidence, including DNA evidence, left at the scene. On July, 5th, the Fort Worth Police Department, assisted by MVPD Lieutenant Joshua Daily, executed a search warrant that was obtained by the Mount...

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Body of 23-Year Old Male Found in Franklin County
Oct14

Body of 23-Year Old Male Found in Franklin County

The body of a 23-year old man was found near the front porch of a residence on Franklin County Road SW 4430. He died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones. Franklin County Deputies found the body after responding to a 911 call at 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The home owner in the 1400 block of Franklin CR SW 4430 had placed the call. According to Jones, the home owner and another witness are being...

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