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1.16.2006

Not A Typical Wise County Weekend

From the Update: "CHICO SHOOTING — The Rhome man who was shot Sunday afternoon has died at a Fort Worth hospital from his wounds. Wise County Sheriff David Walker said Marshall Roper, 67, died early Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital. Walker said that Roper and Tony Kempf, 46, of Chico apparently had an argument at Roper’s girlfriend’s house near Chico when the shooting occurred. Kempf received a superficial wound to the head. Walker said that the two apparently struggled over the gun and Roper was shot once in the head." This made the WBAP news this morning, but I haven't seen it on any other news web site.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty spooky since this isn't Kempf's first shootout. He was involved in another in '98...

From the Mess Update:
Wednesday, April 15, 1998
TWO INJURED IN SHOOTING - Investigators are still trying to unravel the details of a shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon at the old Green's Marine west of Boyd. Jesse Denton, 44, of Bridgeport and Tony Kempf, 39, of Chico, both employees of L&L Auto Repair, which now occupies the old marine, apparently were both wounded by shots from a .45 caliber pistol. Investigators did not locate the weapon until 6:30 p.m. - five hours after the shooting. Charges are pending in the case, and, as of Tuesday night, authorities had not released who had shot whom. Kempf was shot several times in the torso and was in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Decatur Community Hospital. Denton, who had been shot through the ankle, was in stable condition. The complete story is in today's Messenger.

Anonymous said...

Talk about excitement. My husband's name if Toney Kemp (pronounced the same) and we are also from Chico. You are right, this is not Tony Kempf's first altercation with law. This is just one among many. Everytime this guy gets into trouble our phone is ringing off the wall. We were up past midnight last night fielding calls and the phone was ringing again first thing this morning.

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart...

Oh, but wait... Barry would have already known about Kempf's past. He was D.A. from '92-'00, before he went back to "the dark side"!

It's a crying shame we can't send a message to repeat offenders in this county, eliminating a great deal of our crime! Maybe next election? ...Just wishful thinking I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

Exciting is not the word for it, “Crazy” seems to be more fitting. Mr. Roper was shot and did die from his wounds but only the shooter and God truly know what happened. Everything I have heard can only make me think that Mr. Kempf was not the only nut case in that neighborhood. A past offender does not automatically make you the guilty one nor does a clear criminal record make you the victim.

Sadly this will make for an interesting reading topic and my thoughts are with both families involved.

Anonymous said...

It was on the Channell 11 news last night - 1/15/06.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone but me ever notice that Wise County is in the news quite often and never for anything positive???

Does this tell us something about where we live???

trappedinchico said...

Trapped in murder factory; please send help!

Anonymous said...

4:47, so when do you ever see anything positive on the news. I'll take Decatur over most other cities anyday!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you anon 11:23 am

BigM said...

Kempf has a long history of assault and sexual assault. He should have been sent back to prison in 1997 for a stalking and attempted assault, but the DA didn't want to be the first to try the new stalking law. It's a shame he survived the shooting in Boyd.

Anonymous said...

Kempf is apparently a thorn in our community. 1998 till 2006 is a long time to have him arroung. Lets hope Jones sends him away. From what I saw on Channel 11 news, Walker has his hands full. What a deal. Wise County is growing and it seems that is brings people to doing things they should not do.

Jones: help us out,,,,send this guy to another community. PLEASE

Anonymous said...

In the world of Cops and Crooks more than once I've heard it said, "If you want to kill someone or cook dope, do it in Wise County". The cops know their efforts are futile without proper prosecution to back them up. The crooks know it's a "hand slap" and their back out on the street.

And in the wake of all this, another lies dead, and families mourn. Could it have been avoided?

Anonymous said...

all i can say is dont hold your breath waiting for Jana Jones to do anything other than collect a check.

Anonymous said...

Now lets not make it personal, although we need to watch the cases that were recently arrested for selling drugs to undercover officers. Montague County has a watch group called P.A.I.N. Parents Against Illegial Narcotics.

Wise County needs the same thing. I will e-mail the Sheriff and see if he can start one. The one we have is great. We press for hard prosecution on drug cases. Jones needs a push.

Anonymous said...

4:05, I agree completely. I have heard of many crazy things going on in that neighborhood, including Mr. Roper killing people’s dogs, yelling at children that do not belong to him, and firing guns while children are out playing in the near vicinity. Thank God we are not reading that any children were shot. I personally believe both Mr. Kempf and Mr. Roper had / have a mental disorder. If what I read is true, Mr. Roper shot first and I can only imagine what I would have done if I had been shot several times in the past and was shot again. I am sure survival instincts would take over regardless of past offenses. Is it expected that one should be shot and sit back and let the shooter perfect their aim? I have heard of Mr. Kempf’s altercations with the law and of Mr. Roper’s acts that should have been reported to the law, if they were not, but I would not wish death on either of them. God will judge these men as he sees fit and I will continue to pray for all of those affected by this terrible event.

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous person who said "just a bunch of nuts and crazy people" in the case of the shooting that killed Marshall Roper in Chico. Yes, mental problems probably played large part in this and a number of killings and crimes. However, no one should be calling other people "crazy" with such a "better than thou" attitude as if they are a better person. None of us get a choice in our mental heritage or genes or other conditions and we are not to judge. Who is to say what drives anyone over the edge. Yes, mental conditions are a terrible tradegy in families, which may affect someone you know and love. Don't say "It won't happen to me, because it can, even "crazy". And yes, i am a family member and we are all in tramatic mourning and disbelief. Please pray for our family and try not to judge, as you may be on the other end of some cituation that you have no choice in either.

Anonymous said...

Nutcase and crazy are both in the dictionary and are just words to relay the same message as mental illness. True they are layman terms, but not words of discrimination just not politically correct.

lm said...

I live in this neighborhood and i have seen what goes on around here. People should know what goes on before they speak.Mr.Kempf was not a sexual offender.He had problems but that was not one of them.Mr.Roper had issues also.It was unfortunate but everyone should be praying for these families.it is not their faults for what happened.Mr.Roper had threatened to kill Mr.Kempf more than once.I personally watched Mr.Roper pull a gun out with children around more than once. Now who was at fault?