Price homicide investigation continues
Leah Chase - Monday, June 08, 2020

  

Renshaw arrested on murder charge
Renshaw arrested on murder charge
Leah Chase - Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations  

Inmate visitation suspended per Texas Governor
Inmate visitation suspended per Texas Governor
Leah Chase - Friday, March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020-Jail inmate visitation at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has been suspended until further notice. Public entrance into the SCSO will be limited to complainants and/or deliveries only.  

Attempted ATM theft under investigation
Attempted ATM theft under investigation
Leah Chase - Monday, March 02, 2020

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the vandalism of an ATM machine at Farmers State Bank in Shelbyville.

On February 2, 2020 at approximately 4:09 a.m., two unknown individuals attempted to gain entry into the ATM by using a pry bar which resulted in over $10,000 of damage to the machine. The incident was captured through the banks surveillance footage.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact SCSO Investigator Mandy Fears at 936.598.5601 or Jamie Hagler, Constable Precinct 2 at 936.572.0281.


 

Joaquin man arrested after shooting incident
Joaquin man arrested after shooting incident
Leah Chase - Thursday, February 27, 2020

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Heston Avery, 17, of Joaquin. Avery stated that he had accidentally shot his friend, Angel De La Rosa, 16, of Joaquin.  

Bussey arrested on possession charges
Bussey arrested on possession charges
Leah Chase - Wednesday, February 19, 2020

On February 18, 2020 at approximately 5 p.m., Deputy Josh Tipton with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on Highway 59 in Timpson for a vehicle safety inspection. The vehicle turned onto Church Street and accelerated in an obvious attempt to flee. The vehicle came to a stop and the driver exited the vehicle. Tipton immediately recognized the driver a Tyquwon Bussey, 25, of Timpson.

Bussey continued on foot toward a trail in a wooded area. He was observed knocking on the door of a residence in an attempt to get in the house. As Tipton approached, Bussey again started to flee but was subsequently taken into custody.

Once in custody, Bussey was found to be in possession of marijuana in a bag he was carrying. While searching the vehicle, a substance believed to be methamphetamine was located. A field test positively identified the substance as methamphetamine.

Bussey was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (F-2) Possession of Marijuana (M-A) and Evading Arrest or Detention (SJF). Bussey posted bonds totaling $32,500 and was released February 19.

Deputy Tipton was assisted by Deputy Jake Gross.

 

Remains of missing Tenaha man located
Remains of missing Tenaha man located
Leah Chase - Monday, February 10, 2020

According to Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, on February 9, 2020, the body of Jimmy Anderson was located in a wooded area of a pasture off County Road 2135. His pickup was stuck in a heavily wooded area and his body was located next to the pickup as if he was attempting to get it unstuck.  

Holland located safe after search
Holland located safe after search
Leah Chase - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

On January 14, 2020, at approximately 10 a.m., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call concerning a missing man in the area of County Road 3685 in Joaquin. The caller indicated that Elzie Holland, 68, of Joaquin, had left on foot to retrieve items from a residence located next door at approximately 7:45 p.m. on January 13. Holland never made it to the residence nor did he return home. The caller stated that Holland was using a walker at the time of his disappearance and did not get around well unassisted.

Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Chief Deputy Kevin Windham, and Deputy Josh Tipton arrived at the residence and began gathering information. Lieutenant Del Birdwell, Investigator Mandy Fears, and Deputy Jake Gross began searching the area on foot and by a utility vehicle. Investigators Chad Brown and Tanner Peace interviewed friends and family members on scene.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Sam Anderson arrived at the location and utilized a drag in a small pond in the front of the property with negative results. After searching for some time without results, officers gathered to discuss further action and areas to search.

Birdwell left the location and traveled by means of a utility vehicle to the location of County Road 3853, an area that had not been checked. Birdwell traveled the road to a clear cut and proceeded to follow the pathway. Looking down the path, Birdwell observed what he believed to be a person on the ground matching the description of Holland. Birdwell approached the male subject and called out to him, noting that he was alert. The subject identified himself as Holland. Birdwell notified SCSO communications at 12:20 p.m. and requested EMS.

Allegiance EMS arrived on scene and assumed patient care. Holland was transported to the Center emergency room in stable condition.

 

SCSO investigates structure fire
SCSO investigates structure fire
Leah Chase - Monday, November 18, 2019

On November 17, 2019, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire on County Road 4084 off FM 415. The first deputy on scene arrived to find a house that was burned completely down. The callers advised they were told that the house next to their land had burned sometime during the night. The house, which is used as a camp house, is in a remote location on this county road.

Lieutenant Investigator Del Birdwell responded to the scene to perform the fire investigation. Upon arrival, Birdwell was informed by SCSO Deputy Jake Gross that it was believed someone was in the residence. Upon investigation of the remaining structure, the remains of an occupant were found in the structure.

Utilizing information obtained from the caller and information from the vehicle, the deceased was determined to be Procoro Hernandez of Willis Point. In speaking with callers, Hernandez was seen the day prior and was going hunting that afternoon. It appears he came back to the camp and loaded all of his gear and spent the night with intentions of leaving Sunday morning. It is believed that the fire happened during the night as the house was a total loss and partially burned out.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 Tracy Broadway performed the inquest and Taylor Funeral Home took possession of the body. The initial fire investigation indicates that the fire started from a wood heater in the front of the house.

Birdwell was assisted by SCSO deputies Jake Gross, Josh Tipton and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Sam Anderson. Special thanks to Timpson Fire Department for their assistance at the scene.

 

SCSO asking for public assistance locating missing man
SCSO asking for public assistance locating missing man
Leah Chase - Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man.