ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is looking for the second of two suspects in a felony illegal dump case where two men allegedly dumped 1,380 pounds of including metal, sheet rock, shingles, and wood on Dead Man Road back in July.
Tyler Wayne Ward, 18, of Lufkin is still at large, according to a press release from the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.
The other suspect in the case turned himself in to authorities on Aug. 4.
Shannon Aleric Franklin-Mixon, 18, of Huntington, was booked in to the Angelina County Jail Friday on a state-jail felony illegal dumping charge. He was released a day later after he posted a bail amount of $10,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office detective for environmental control, was notified that someone had illegally dumped a load of trash at Angelina National Forest Access Road 341 on Dead Man Road. Detective Donald Carroll found a pile of trash strewn around the drainage ditch at that location.
Carroll took photos of the trash, and he found identifiers in the trash that led the ACSO detective to Franklin-Mixon and another man, the affidavit stated.
The trash consisted of metal, sheet rock, shingles, wood, and other debris, the affidavit stated. When the trash was weighed on scales at the Angelina County landfill, it had a total weight of 1,380 pounds.
The ACSO detective met with Franklin-Mixon at the sheriff's office for a non-custodial interview on July 26. Franklin-Mixon allegedly told the detective that he and Ward emptied a trailer load of trash in to the drainage ditch on Dead Man Road.