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Jasper County authorities arrest man connected to ‘brutal’ murder

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Published: May. 18, 2022 at 11:54 AM CDT
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JASPER COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - An elderly woman is dead and authorities suspect her grandson of killing her.

While authorities have yet to formally release any names, a report from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office states that deputies responded to a call at a Circle Drive residence in Brookeland in reference to a “brutal murder.” There, an elderly woman was found dead due to “evident foul play.” Law enforcement then engaged in a manhunt for the woman’s grandson, following the acquisition of information identifying the suspect. A K-9 unit with Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and aerial search assistance from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called in.

Just before 6:00 a.m., officers located the suspect walking near the intersection of FM 1007 and State Highway 96A. The suspect, described as a black male, was eventually taken into custody on an outstanding unrelated warrant and booked into the Jasper County Correctional Facility.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said it expects additional charges to be filed.

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2022, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in Brookeland, Texas in reference to a brutal murder. Upon arrival to a residence on Circle Drive, officers found an elderly woman deceased, with evident foul play. After information was obtained identifying the suspect, who is the grandson of the victim, a manhunt ensued to locate him. Search dog assistance was requested from Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and aerial search assistance was requested from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. We always appreciate their willingness to assist. Just before 6:00AM, officers located the suspect walking near the intersection of FM 1007 and HWY 96 in Brookeland, Texas. A black male local to Brookeland, Texas was taken into custody on an outstanding unrelated warrant without incident and transported to the Jasper County Correctional Facility. Identifying information will be released after arraignment, and additional charges are expected.

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