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UPDATE: After looking at current conditions and polling a majority of the VFD chiefs, on February 3, 2014, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick rescinded the burn ban that had been in place for the county, but he has the ban on the Commission

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been alerted to a new scam that is active in our area. In this scam, a resident received a call from an individual that was claiming to be employed by the Jefferson County Fraud Department. The caller ID showed the name of Jefferson County Courthouse. This can be done by what is termed spoofing by utilizing an electronic device or website with Voice Over IP (VOIP). The caller requested personal information from the resident as part of an investigation.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Division is searching for a wanted fugitive, and they are requesting the public's assistance is finding him.

According to a news release from JCSO, deputies are searching for 26-year-old Bryant Lavan Lacy. Lacy is wanted on two felony burglary charges and a misdemeanor theft charge. Bonds for the burglaries total $30,000. No bond has been set for the theft charge.

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Margaret Hancock

 

   Margaret Hancock might be older than the massive pine tree that sits in her front yard, but not by much.

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Brittian Doyle Kerr

One of Hardin County’s “Most Wanted” is off the streets thanks to Jefferson County deputies and the utilization of Beaumont Police Department’s Crime Stoppers.

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The suspect in yesterday’s shooting in Fannett has been identified as 35-year-old Matthew Earl Smith of Hamshire. Smith was charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond in relation to the death of 51-year-old Cole Dupuy of Fannett, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in Fannett that left one man dead.

According to a news release from JCSO, the office received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, regarding a shooting in the 15000 block of Boondocks Rd. The caller told police a pedestrian flagged him down and told the caller he had been involved in a shooting. The actor remained with the caller until deputies arrived.

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