By Jasper County Chief Deputy Scott Duncan
We continue to receive calls about the burn ban, at last word it is still active but set to be lifted soon.
A family lost their home last week in the Brookeland area due to a heat lamp for a pet catching fire. Our prayers are with them as they rebuild their material lives, and we are thankful that no one was injured. Let’s all do our part to protect people and property and keep praying for rain.
A deputy’s keen eye played a role in the recovery of a vehicle stolen out of Nacogdoches County late last week. After receiving a BOLO for a stolen F250, Deputy Cathey observed a vehicle matching that description being driven on FM 1007 in Brookeland by an individual he had previously met during a call a few days prior. The deputy turned around and attempted to catch up to the vehicle but was unable to. He found the F250 abandoned at Rayburn Baptist Church. After arriving at the suspect’s residence, the suspect admitted to stealing the vehicle and was taken into custody. Bob William Richard, 20yo W/M of
Brookeland remains in the Jasper County Jail for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony. His bond is set at $25,000.00 by JP5 Brett Holloway. Further charges are expected from Nacogdoches
A driver under the influence received a ride to the Jasper County Jail after wrecking his vehicle on HWY 190 at FM 1408 in Jasper and then taking a swing at a deputy afterward. 30yo B/M Markeze Riley of
Woodville remains in the Jasper County Jail on charges of Assault on a Peace Officer, a 2nd degree felony, and Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more, a 3rd degree felony. His bonds total $150,000.00 set by JP5
We would like to thank our Commissioner’s Court for working with us to provide our deputies with Tasers. This tool is a highly effective, less lethal option for officers. It is a priority to equip our team with the necessary tools and training to serve and protect the citizens of Jasper County.
We had 450 calls for service throughout the county this past week.
Our jail count is 130 this morning. If you need us, call us!