LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County grand jury has indicted a Lufkin man accused of shooting and killing his wife in February.
The murder indictment for Joshua Dale Ingram, 31, is one of 66 handed down from the grand jury on March 23 and 24.
Ingram was arrested after a manhunt following a shooting in the Englewood subdivision. Lufkin police found the body of Jessica Ingram in a home on the 400 block of Cunningham Drive. Their three-month-old baby was also found, unharmed.
Ingram was later arrested near Pal's Video Plus on Frank Street after a three-hour search.
In addition, the Angelina County grand jury indicted three of the six Houston men that allegedly tried to rob a man at his home on FM 2012 in July 2013. Derrick Cole Mojekwu, Bernard Palmer, and Jordy Winbush were each indicted on three felony charges - aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and engaging in organized criminal activity.
According to the arrest affidavit, an Angelina County County Sheriff's Office detective responded to a residence in the 7800 block of FM 2021 on July 16, 2013 in reference to an attempted robbery.
The home owner told the detective that he had just gotten home and was walking to the front door with his keys in his hand when he heard a vehicle pull into his driveway. When he turned and saw a four-door white sedan in his yard, he thought it was his daughter's car at first.
Then three men climbed out of the sedan and pointed guns at him, the affidavit stated. The men allegedly yelled at him and told him to get on the ground before they threw him on the ground at gunpoint.
During this time, the men were all asking the homeowner about who was in the house, the press release stated. One man also asked the home owner if he had any money on him, according to the affidavit.
Then two of the men allegedly picked the home owner up by his arms and walked him to the front door of his home, where one of them asked about his keys, the affidavit stated.
The victim told them he didn't know, and one of them allegedly fired a round through the window on the right side of his front door. According to the affidavit, the home owner told the detective that he feared for his life at that point.
At that point, the three men ran back to the car, which was being driven by another unknown man. After the carload of men left the scene and headed west on FM 2021, the victim called 911, the affidavit stated. The home owner told the detective that he believed the men took his house and truck keys with them.
In addition, the grand jury indicted Michael Chad Albert, 22, of Pollok, for sexual assault of a child. He is accused of having a sexual relationship with a runaway girl from Waco in November 2014.
According to a previous East Texas news story, the 15-year-old girl's parents connected their daughter to Angelina County and were in town all day Tuesday working with Texas Rangers and detectives with the sheriff's office. Authorities were able to track the couple down in a Diboll motel and Maskunas said Albert confessed to the crime.
Raul Abraham Claudio, 25, of Diboll, was indicted on a felony indecency with a child charge in connection to allegations that he had inappropriate sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl at his residence on March 30, 2014.
According to the arrest affidavit, a detective with the Diboll Police Department interviewed Claudio about the alleged sexual encounter on April 3, 2014. Claudio allegedly told the detective that the 14-year-old girl came over to his home in the 400 block of Robert Williams, and they talked for a while.
The girl told Claudio she was 14, and Claudio told her that he was 24, the affidavit stated. Eventually, Claudio and the girl began to kiss and touch each other. The sexual encounter also allegedly involved Claudio and the girl touching each other inappropriately in several different ways.