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04/07/2005 - Canton

Suspect In Custody For Shooting Of Coach

Coach Gary Joe Kinne Coach Gary Joe Kinne
Suspect's truck has been found on CR 422 off FM 1995 Suspect's truck has been found on CR 422 off FM 1995

A suspect in Thursday's shooting of the Canton High School football coach has been taken into custody.

The Department of Public Safety confirms Jeffrey Robertson has been caught near where his truck was abandoned in the Lindale area.

Investigators say he was found near his pickup, which was found abandoned in a rural area near Lindale after the shooting of Coach Gary Kinne.

Authorities say Jeffrey Doyal Robertson, whose son is on the team, had an altercation with Kinne sometime after he took over in 2003. Police say Kinne was shot in the chest with an assault rifle. 

Canton Police Chief Mike Echols told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that Robertson was barred from all school premises and was told not to attend any school functions.

Robertson turned 45 yesterday.

Diane Price is a cashier at Sister's Cafe in Canton. She says some customers, after the shooting, told her that Robertson got drunk last night at a party and bragged about his plans.

Price says she's heard that he was ill, wasn't expected to live and -- was going to even some scores.

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