Gainesville Daily Register

August 19, 2013

Sheriff's department issues update on fatal shooting

Staff Report

Gainesville — Staff report



The Cooke County Sheriff’s Department released updates about local criminal cases, including a shooting in Muenster during late July that proved fatal for the victim.

Sheriff Terry Gilbert released a statement Monday explaining that his office will present results of a private investigation into the fatal shooting of Lonnie Reasor to both the Cooke County district’s attorney’s office and grand jury.

Gilbert recapped that on Sunday, July 28, sheriff’s officers were called to a shooting in the 600 block of East Cross Street in Muenster. When deputies arrived, they discovered Lonnie James Reasor, a white male, age 41, llying on the front porch of a residence with a gunshot wound. Cooke County Emergency Medical Services transported Reasor to Muenster Memorial Hospital and he was later transported by CareFlite to a Plano hospital. Sheriff’s officers, assisted by the Muenster Police Department, searched the residence and crime scene and interviewed witnesses.

As a result of the investigation, Muenster resident Alex Paul Sicking, a white male, age 26, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sicking was arraigned and later released on $50,000 bond. And on Friday, Aug. 9, Reasor died at the Plano hospital as a result of the injury sustained in the assault.

On Weaver Street

Gilbert also reported Monday that on Thursday, the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), assisted by Cooke County patrol deputies and the Gainesville Police Department narcotics and patrol divisions, executed a search and arrest warrant in the 700 block of South Weaver Street in Gainesville.

Deputies and officers arrested the following suspects: Leslie Dawn Branch, a 43-year-old white female; Christopher Antonio Crenshaw, a 29-year-old black male; Donald Leroy Cosgrove, a 42-year-old white male; and Bryson Dale Nance, a 25-year-old white male.

All four suspects were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and were transported to and placed in the Cooke County Justice Center. During Thursday’s search, deputies recovered approximately 5.7 grams methamphetamines along with related baggies and electronic scales.