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Grand jury indicts Lufkin murder suspect for threatening inmate

Joshua Handy. Joshua Handy.
Rufus Matts. Rufus Matts.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County Grand Jury has indicted a Lufkin man for threatening an inmate who was scheduled to testify in his trial.

Rufus Matts, 21, of Lufkin, said in a telephone interview that Joshua Handy, 20, made the threat against him in March, after learning Matts was on the witness list for the murder trial.

While three inmates testified in open court that Handy admitted murdering Jerrard Jernigan, 21, of Lufkin, Matts only testified on a relationship Matts had with one of the other witnesses and with Jernigan.

Matts said he later told a detective about the threat, who informed him he would file a retaliation charge against Handy.

Handy's trial ended with a hung jury. A new trial date has not yet been set.

Other indictments are listed below.

Lufkin Police Department:

Tony V. Houston, Lufkin: Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Bradley D. Maxie, Lufkin: Possession of Marihuana

David Ramon Mictchell, Livingston: Deadly conduct

Frank Badall, Lufkin: Driving while intoxicated

Stephen B. Ross, Jr., Lufkin: Assault - Family violence

Jose J. Rodriguez, Lufkin: Possession of a controlled substance-cocaine

Eric Lopez, Orange: Evading arrest

Otis A. Murphy, Lufkin: Assault

Tarus Roberts, Lufkin: Theft

Justin Benson, Newton: Burglary of a habitation

Dextravian Robertson, Lufkin: Sexual assault

Stormy Douglas, Lufkin: Felony theft

Jennifer M. Copeland, Zavalla: Theft

Tra'Keesha Brown, Lufkin: Injury to a child

Jaye A. Wofford, Lufkin: Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Juan C. Lerma, Lufkin: Unathorized use of a vehicle

Christina M. Wood, Lufkin: Forgery

Joshua Handy, Lufkin: Burglary of a habitation

Stephanie N. Sargent, Etoile: Felony theft

Ashley Puente, Lufkin: Aggravated assault

Juan A. Martinez, Lufkin: Assault

Adoy J. Rogers, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance-cocaine with intent to deliver

Hudson Police Department

Eric W. Colbert, Lufkin: Assault - Family violence

Isidro Perez, Lufkin: Intoxication assault- 3 counts.

 District Attorney's office

Jose L. Torres, Lufkin: Welfare fraud

Diboll Police Department

Elton Gibson, Jr., Diboll: Evading arrest

Jennifer McMullen, Diboll: Possession of controled substance-meth

Cecilia McDonald, Diboll: Aggravated assault

Sheriff's office

Esperanza Cabrera, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance-cocaine with intent to deliver

Elbert Blake, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Kenneth E. Jenkins, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance with intent to deliver

Terry Lee Loving, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Lindsey Miller, Newton: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

James Cleveland, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Kory Jones, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Tonya R. Lewis, Diboll: Delivery of marihuana

Shela Lorentz, Lufkin: Delivery of a controlled substance-oxycodone

Theresa Tyler, Houston: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to deliver

Clinton N. Parks, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Juan Rodriugez, Lufkin: Burglary of a habitation

Anthony R. Lucas, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Jackie McQueen, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Janie Lightfoot, Lufkin: Burglary of a Habitation

Janie L. Lightfoot, Lufkin: Theft

Zachary W. Baptist, Huntington: Burglary of a Habitation

Kenneth Boone, Lufkin: Burglary of a Habitation

Jerry Sheflet, Lufkin: Assault family violence 

Lufkin Police Department:

Tony V. Houston, Lufkin: Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Bradley D. Maxie, Lufkin: Possession of Marihuana

David Ramon Mictchell, Livingston: Deadly conduct

Frank Badall, Lufkin: Driving while intoxicated

Stephen B. Ross, Jr., Lufkin: Assault - Family violance

Jose J. Rodriguez, Lufkin: Possession of a controlled substance-cocaine

Eric Lopez, Orange: Evading arrest

Otis A. Murphy, Lufkin: Assault

Tarus Roberts, Lufkin: Theft

Justin Benson, Newton: Burglary of a habitation

Dextravian Robertson, Lufkin: Sexual assault

Stormy Douglas, Lufkin: Felony theft

Jennifer M. Copeland, Zavalla: Theft

Tra'Keesha Brown, Lufkin: Injury to a child

Jaye A. Wofford, Lufkin: Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Juan C. Lerma, Lufkin: Unathorized use of a vehicle

Christina M. Wood, Lufkin: Forgery

Joshua Handy, Lufkin: Burglary of a habitation

Stephanie N. Sargent, Etoile: Felony theft

Ashley Puente, Lufkin: Aggravated assault

Juan A. Martinez, Lufkin: Assault

Adoy J. Rogers, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance-cocaine with intent to deliver

Hudson Police Department

Eric W. Colbert, Lufkin: Assault - Family violence

Isidro Perez, Lufkin: Intoxication assault- 3 counts.

 District Attorney's office

Jose L. Torres, Lufkin: Welfare fraud

Diboll Police Department

Elton Gibson, Jr., Diboll: Evading arrest

Jennifer McMullen, Diboll: Possession of controled substance-meth

Cecilia McDonald, Diboll: Aggravated assault

Sheriff's office

Esperanza Cabrera, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance-cocaine with intent to deliver

Elbert Blake, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Kenneth E. Jenkins, Lufkin: Possession of controled substance with intent to deliver

Terry Lee Loving, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Lindsey Miller, Newton: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

James Cleveland, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Kory Jones, Lufkin: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance

Tonya R. Lewis, Diboll: Delivery of marihuana

Shela Lorentz, Lufkin: Delivery of a controlled substance-oxycodone

Theresa Tyler, Houston: Possession of certin chemicals with intent to deliver

Clinton N. Parks, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Juan Rodriugez, Lufkin: Burglary of a habitation

Anthony R. Lucas, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Jackie McQueen, Lufkin: Aggravated sexual assault

Janie Lightfoot, Lufkin: Burglary of a Habitation

Janie L. Lightfoot, Lufkin: Theft

Zachary W. Baptist, Huntington: Burglary of a Habitation

Kenneth Boone, Lufkin: Burglary of a Habitation

Jerry Sheflet, Lufkin: Assault family violence

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