Sheriff: 4 juveniles IDed as suspects in mud hogging damage to cemetery

Sheriff: 4 juveniles IDed as suspects in mud hogging damage to cemetery

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's investigators have identified four juvenile suspects in a "mud-hogging" incident that damaged the Crawford Cemetery, which is located off of Bonner Road.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said no arrests have been made at this time. He said when the weather gets better, the teens will have to clean up the cemetery and do repairs.

In a previous East Texas News story, Angelina County Commissioner Greg Harrison said that people are damaging county roads and culverts with the mud hogging, and it costs taxpayer money to repair them.

According to officials, this so-called game is anything but one, and by making the roads impassable, they're putting the people that live off them in serious danger, especially if an emergency should happen.

"With the emergency vehicles, it's hard for us to get down the roads, and we're having to rely on other means to get down these roads," Sanches said. "Especially the emergency vehicles, they're not going to be able to get down there if the roads are tore up."

Sanches said his deputies will start writing tickets to people caught mud hogging. He added that if the offense is serious enough, people could even go to jail for the damage caused by mud hogging.

Those that see people mud hogging or have any information on the matter are urged to call the Angelina County Sheriff's office or any of the commissioner's offices immediately. The number for the Angelina County Sheriff's Office is (936) 634-3331.

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