Authorities asking public for help locating vehicle of interest

Authorities asking public for help locating vehicle of interest

Law enforcement officials are asking the public for help locating a vehicle of interest and with identifying individuals responsible for injuring a Texas game warden during a traffic stop New Year’s Day. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. in an area due east of Plum Grove Road and the Harris / Liberty County line in Liberty County on private property.

Authorities say the game warden was run over while attempting to make contact with a white cargo type van. The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a Hispanic male in his 40s-50s, along with two female passengers (one in her 40s-50s and one in her teens-20s). The vehicle of interest is described as a white late model Ford E350 van featuring windows on the right side access doors.

The injured game warden was transported to an area hospital, treated and released, and is expected to be recovering for several months.

This incident is being investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the identification and arrest of those responsible for this incident.

If you have information relating to this incident, please call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-792-4253 (24 hrs.) or the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500. Callers may remain anonymous.

— TPWD

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