Man charged in connection to Alfred Wright death scheduled for plea hearing

Shane Hadnot (Source: Jasper County Jail)
Shane Hadnot (Source: Jasper County Jail)

BEAUMONT, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper man who was arrested in connection to the death of Alfred Wright is scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to federal court documents.

Shane Dwayne Hadnot, 28, will appear before the court on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.

Hadnot first pleaded not guilty in an initial appearance on Aug. 8.

Wright went missing on Nov. 7, 2013. On that day, he pulled into the CL&M grocery store along State Highway 87 in Hemphill. When his truck broke down, he made a call to his wife at 6:05 p.m.

Family members and friends found Wright's body in a wooded area of Sabine County on Nov. 25. Despite the fact that authorities mounted ground and air searches for Wright, his body was found about approximately 25 yards from where he disappeared.

According to the indictment, an investigation into the cause of Wright's disappearance and death revealed his involvement with Hadnot. Phone records, witness statements and drug evidence located during the search of Hadnot's car, indicated Hadnot was selling cocaine to Wright.

A federal grand jury indicted Hadnot on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance resulting in death.

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