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Man charged with murder in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with murder following a shooting death.


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According to Sheriff Eddie Shannon, at about 11 p.m. on July 3, the Newton County Sheriff's Office was contacted about a shooting in the Pine Grove community.  Several deputies were sent to the area. They detained Timothy Jeane Jr., 27, of Newton County, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and drove him to the Newton County Jail.


Darren Jenkins, 31, was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He died of his injuries at about 6:30 a.m. Friday.


Investigators upgraded the charge against Jeane to murder.


Deputies arrested a second man who is not charged with murder. The sheriff says William Sanders, 37, damaged a patrol car on the ride to jail and is charged with Criminal Mischief, a State Jail Felony.


The Sheriff expects a judge to set bonds Friday for both men.


If you feel you have any information about the case notify Sheriff Eddie Shannon at the Newton County Sheriff's Office 409/379-3636 or edward.shannon@co.newton.tx.us

Man charged with murder in Newton County

Sunday, July 6 2014, 08:27 PM CDT
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