Jack Co. Sheriff confirms Angelina Co. wanted man died as result of gunshot

Jack Co. Sheriff confirms Angelina Co. wanted man died as result of gunshot

JACK COUNTY (KTRE) - The Jack County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a Lufkin man on Angelina County's most wanted list died of a gunshot wound on June 2.

Jack County Sheriff Melvin Mayo said that Kenneth Eugene Boone, 29, died of a gunshot wound, and his body has been sent off for an autopsy. Mayo also said the Texas Rangers are now assisting the district attorney and sheriff's offices with the investigation of Boone's death.

According to a previous East Texas news story, Boone was shot in an altercation at the southeastern Jack County home of Chris Cannon. No arrests have been made at this time.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said Boone was wanted on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substance, and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony.

Boone was arrested in May of 2014 after he allegedly pushed his way into a Lufkin home and punched one of its occupants in the mouth. In May of 2014, LPD officers responded to a home in the 200 block of S. Timberland Drive in reference to a possible burglary in progress.

he victim told the officers that he or she answered a knock and cracked the door open to see who was there. At that point, the suspect, who was later identified as Boone, pushed his way inside and punched the victim in the mouth, said Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department.

After the victim gave the officers a description of Boone, the LPD officers located him in the area. Boone was identified as the suspect by the victim and two other people that had been in the room when the alleged assault occurred, Casper said.

Casper said other items were found in and around cars in the nearby parking lot. The items included a stolen gun, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

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