Rangers investigating death at Polk County Jail

POLK COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers are investigating an in-custody death that that occurred Thursday morning at the Polk County Jail. “We are praying for her and her family at this difficult time,” Sheriff Kenneth Hammack said. “The investigation by the Rangers will be thorough.” The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 8:30 a.m., Polk County Jail staff discovered a female inmate unresponsive in her cell. Jail staff immediately started CPR and contacted emergency personnel. The inmate was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, where 60-year-old Susan Williams from Livingston, was pronounced deceased. An autopsy … Continue reading Rangers investigating death at Polk County Jail

22 Murder at Thousand Pines Ranch

GROVETON — Back in 1960, two sisters in their 60s lived quietly on a 1,100-acre ranch about nine miles north of Groveton. The sisters, Lily and Hattie Bauer, seemed to treasure the big spread, mostly for the quiet and privacy. They ran 70 head of cattle on the property, a flock of chickens and a garden. Their nearest neighbor was three miles away and the pair only occasionally had visitors. They were self-sufficient, but their nephew Marvin Bauer, 30, lived in a separate house on the ranch with his wife, Rosa, and teenage stepson. Bauer told Trinity County Sheriff Lynn … Continue reading 22 Murder at Thousand Pines Ranch

The Murder of Junior Boy

On Saturday, May 13, 2006, Kevin Rashawn Wright of Houston noticed he had missed a call from his sister, Angela. He called Angela and soon learned that Angela’s boyfriend, Clayton “Junior Boy” Jones, had physically assaulted her during an argument. He planned to visit family in Livingston that day. During a trip to the store before his departure, Wright saw a friend Jackie Welch who was more commonly known as D Black. Kevin told D Black about the fight and that he was “going to the country” to see his mother for Mother’s Day. Welch asked to go too because … Continue reading The Murder of Junior Boy