Authorities release name of fatal Diboll crossbow injury victim - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Authorities release name of fatal Diboll crossbow injury victim

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

Authorities have released the name of the Diboll-area man who died as a result of a self-inflicted crossbow injury Tuesday. Anthony Jay Bennefield Sr., 48, of Diboll died en route to or at Lufkin Memorial hospital.

Bennefield's death is still under investigation at this time. According to Captain Allen Hill of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement officials are waiting on autopsy results.

"Right now what we do know is that the subject did pass away from an arrow to the upper torso," Chris Wade, an investigator with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, said Tuesday.

Although there are still many unanswered questions surrounding Bennefield's death, investigators do know that the arrow, or bolt, was fired from a crossbow. Soon after the incident, Bennefield was transported to Lufkin's Memorial Hospital. It is not know whether he died on the way to the hospital or at the hospital.

Wade said that, to his knowledge, there have never been any domestic issues at the residence or any criminal investigations involving the victim. He also said law enforcement officials believe that Bennefield was the only person involved in the incident.

"We believe it's self inflicted at this time," Wade said. "We don't believe in any foul play at this time, but it's still unsure at this time until we complete the investigation."

Copyright 2012 KTRE. All rights reserved.

 

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
  • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly