Attorneys for the nurse accused of fatally shooting a mother and speeding away with the dying woman’s newborn son say they plan to evaluate her mental state.

Court-appointed lawyers for Verna McClain say she was confused, visibly upset and mumbling to them during a brief court hearing Thursday.

McClain is accused of shooting 28-year-old Kala Golden in the parking lot of a suburban Houston pediatric clinic and abducting Golden’s 3-day-old son. The infant was later found safe.

Investigators say McClain recently suffered a miscarriage and was reportedly desperate to find a child. The 30-year-old has three children.

During Thursday’s hearing, the judge delayed McClain’s bond hearing until Monday to give her attorneys more time.

McClain is jailed on a capital murder charge, which could carry a death sentence.


Longview Police Looking for Suspect in ID Theft

LONGVIEW – Police say the suspect used a stolen credit card after breaking into a truck at 320 E Loop 281.

Officers said the suspect used the stolen credit card at a kiosk in the Longview Mall to purchase numerous items. Officers were able to retrieve video from that location and are attempting to identify a suspect in the case.

The suspect is described as a heavy set, black male (300-350 pounds), possibly in his 30’s, balding, and has a goatee. The suspect is believed to be driving a midnight blue Ford F-150 Quad Cab with running boards and no front license plate.

If someone has information regarding the identity of this individual they are asked to contact Detective Melissa Dobbs at 903-237-1199. If the tipster wishesto remain anonymous they can also contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP(7867) or submit a tip online at


Chainsaws Stolen from Longview Business

LONGVIEW - Early Wednesday morning, Longview Police were dispatched to a business alarm at Bagley Power Equipment located at 3709 South Eastman Road. When officers arrived, they found that a glass door on the north side of the building had been shattered. The owner of the business who arrived a short time later, told police that three Husqvarna chainsaws were missing.

Officers reviewed a security video and determined the suspect broke into the building at 1:46 a.m. and stole three chainsaws before leaving the store.

The suspect is described as a white male, 35-40 years old, and is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 300 pounds. He has short brown hair and no facial hair. At the time of this burglary, he was wearing a camouflage cap and a blue short sleeved tshirt with a white spot near the right rear shoulder area. He is also wearing black shorts with red and white vertical stripes on the side, white socks, and brown shoes. The suspect may be driving a light colored four-door passenger car with spoke wheels, black door handles, and fog lamps. The car also has black door posts and a black plastic section between the taillights. It also has a large aftermarket antenna on the left side of the trunk. Police feel this is the same suspect that burglarized this store at least twice over the last several months.


Titus County Fatality

Mt. PLEASANT , Tx. – A Mt. Pleasant woman is dead after she struck the back of a tractor trailer truck in tow.

DPS says Luz E. Dominguez, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both vehicles were traveling west on I-30. Dominguez was traveling behind the towed semi- trailer when she ran into the back of the truck. The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. today.


Rusk County Fugitive

RUSK CO. -  Authorities are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.

Charles Glenn Allen, 25, of Kilgore is named in both warrants.

Anyone with information to his whereabouts may call the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, (903)657-3581 or Rusk County Crime Stoppers (903)655-TIPS(8477).  Rusk County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for Information leading to his arrest.