Jasper County

Miranda Ferguson is wanted in Jasper County on two counts of interference with child custody. Ferguson, mother to Rylee Ferguson, 7, was known to be in the Bryan/College Station area of Texas and may be making an attempt to cross into Mexico.

She was last seen Jan. 14, 2015. She is a Caucasian female with blue eyes and blonde hair, weighing about 110 pounds.

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For an unknown reason, a pedestrian ran out in front of an 18-wheeler on US 96 in Jasper County.  According to a press release, the accident, in which a 26-year-old man from Shelbyville, Texas was struck and killed, occurred about two miles south of Jasper at approximately 6:50 a.m., Jan. 21.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman called the actions of terrorists in France responsible for the deaths of 17 people from Jan. 7 through Jan. 9 "sickening," mourned the loss of fellow law enforcers across the nation and warned people to obey officers' commands in order to avoid a bad situation.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman's report, Dec. 22:

"Our stores are seeing an increase in shoplifting and to our surprise as to what some people will do.  It makes you wonder why they don’t just get a job and earn some money.

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Suspects, victim's truck, current suspected vehicle

Two suspects believed by sheriff's investigators to be responsible for the murder of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton of Jasper County are still at large and on the run but are no longer using the victim's truck, which was recovered in Abilene, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a fatal accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler that occurred in Hardin County on Highway 96 near the Hardin-Jasper county line on Dec. 14 at about 6 p.m.

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Shane Hadnot (left) and Alfred Wright

A 28-year-old Jasper man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales has announced.

Shane Dwayne Hadnot pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Wendall Shane Nichols (left) and Dalton Lee Foster

A Department of Public Safety trooper tracked down and arrested two would-be metal thieves, who were attempting to steal from an oilfield site in Jasper County, in Orange County, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

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Alfred Wright: Photo courtesy of Facebook

After a family search party found the body of a missing Jasper man, police say official autopsy results won’t be in for another four to six weeks — results that would clearly determine the man’s cause of death. 

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