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Authorities searching for man that beat wife, left her for dead

Ernest Maynard Brinkmann. Photo Source: Rusk County Sheriff's Department Ernest Maynard Brinkmann. Photo Source: Rusk County Sheriff's Department

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RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man believed to be armed and dangerous.

Investigators say 68-year-old Ernest Maynard Brinkmann attacked his wife and left her for dead in their home on County Road 4170 South in Laneville.

Deputies were dispatched to the house Saturday morning around 10:30. Upon arrival, they found Brinkmann's 63-year-old wife severely beaten.

Investigators say she advised them that her husband had attacked her after an argument over a divorce. She told investigators he then gathered his belongings including a firearm and took off in a 2010 red Jeep Cherokee Laredo with Texas license plate number BG5J079.

An alert for Brinkmann has been issued to law enforcement throughout Texas and Arkansas.

Investigators say Brinkmann is considered armed and dangerous. They say if you see Brinkmann call authorities immediately and do not approach him.

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