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Jasper, TX - Jasper County Sheriff Mtichel Newman

KJAS in Jasper reports that a 74-year-old man is in custody in Sabine County after he was accused of firing at least three shots at Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman and two other men on the edge of Toledo Bend Reservoir. It happened last Wednesday night, September 15, 2021, at an area known as “Jack’s Landing”.

The investigation was conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Newman and the other two men were in a boat and were frog gigging next to the bank when a man – identified as Stephen Hamilton - opened fire.

Hamilton is reported as living in a RV park near where the incident occurred.

Late Friday afternoon, Hamilton was officially charged with 3 felony counts of Deadly Conduct and 3 misdemeanor counts of Hunter Harassment. His total combined bond was set at $22,500.00, and he was released on bond on Friday.

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