Murder of Ashton Deon Randle

Feb 5, 2021

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Division is committed to the pursuit of justice, not just for the victims, but also for the victims family who are left behind. Despite the passing of many years, the following victims and their untimely deaths have not been forgotten, nor will the families who are left behind looking for answers and much needed closure. There is no statute of limitations for homicide in the State of Texas. The pursuit for justice continues.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that will lead to further evidence in this case and/or further information that will assist in securing a conviction for the suspect(s) involved, so justice can be served and bring the much-needed closure for the victims families.

You are encouraged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-0255 or you can submit a tip anonymously in the form provided above. Any information will be greatly appreciated, not only by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but especially to the victims family.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012 at approximately 6:40 P.M, Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a wooded area off of Forest Service Road 197 in Shelbyville, Texas, just south of Strong Cemetery on FM 139. A body was discovered by two individuals who were out riding on a 4-wheeler.  The body was identified as Ashton Deon Randle, 24 years of age. An autopsy determined that Ashton Randle had been fatally shot.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office initiated a homicide investigation, and the investigation has continued since with various leads and collection of additional evidence.

The pursuit of justice continues.

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