DPS: Death investigation underway at Nacogdoches County Jail

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers are conducting an in-custody death investigation at the request of the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges.

Bridges reported the death occurred in the Nacogdoches County Jail on Monday morning, April 29, according to a statement released by Sgt. David Hendry, DPS communications officer.

The deceased has been identified as Andrew Haffert Jr., 31, of Nacogdoches.

Online records for NCSO show Haffert was taken into custody shortly after midnight Monday in connection with a charge of burglary of a habitation intend other felony, a first degree felony.

Haffert was arrested by Nacogdoches Police Department following an hours-long standoff at a south Nacogdoches residence.

NPD was called to the 3600 block of Laurel Oak St. about 8 p.m. Sunday when someone called 911 reporting a burglary, according to reports published online by KTRE.

When officers arrived, they found a male outside the home suffering a gunshot wound. That man was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. A negotiator with the SWAT team worked for hours to encourage Haffert, who was barricaded inside the home, to surrender.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No additional information is available at this time.