DPS: Elkhart man found in truck submerged in Angelina River

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated this afternoon a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 21, at the Angelina River. The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 12:30 p.m., Troopers were notified of a submerged vehicle in the Angelina River. During their investigation, Troopers determined a 2012 Ford pickup was traveling west, and for reasons that have not been determined at this point, the pickup drove off the roadway to the right and rolled over into the River. The pickup and the driver were recovered from the water. The driver is identified as 36-year-old Joshua Dillard from … Continue reading DPS: Elkhart man found in truck submerged in Angelina River

Escapee captured near Trinity

Bobby Wood, the inmate who escaped from the Houston County Jail nine days ago, was captured near Trinity shortly before midnight last night. Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said he received a call Friday afternoon from two men who were approached by a man who exited the woods and asked for water. Wallace and a game warden interviewed the two men and they identified the man as Woods from a photo. “I called everybody I could — we got the Houston County Sheriff’s Office down here, a DPS helicopter in the air, and the TDCJ search dogs out here,” Wallace … Continue reading Escapee captured near Trinity