SCSO seeking whereabouts of Simmons
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Simmons
Leah Chase - Tuesday, September 08, 2020

UPDATE 9/8/20 7:30 p.m.: Ms. Simmons has been located in Lamar County. She is safe with a family member. 

SCSO investigating suspicious death
SCSO investigating suspicious death
Leah Chase - Friday, September 04, 2020

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is actively investigating a suspicious death that occurred Thursday, Sept.4, 2020 on County Road 3754 in Center. Upon arrival at the residence, officers spoke with an 88-year-old male who had been assaulted. Officers were advised that the subject was still inside the residence. Upon entry, officers found the body of a white female who was deceased in a back room of the residence. The body of the female subject was sent to Tyler for an autopsy. The deceased has been identified as Kristy Simmonds of Center. 

SCSO seeking whereabouts of LaBoy
SCSO seeking whereabouts of LaBoy
Leah Chase - Thursday, July 23, 2020

Leah Chase, Media Relations  

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.