CORYELL COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The search for escaped inmate Brandon Wayne Hogan continues.
The Coryell County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday afternoon that all hunters, farmers and landowners in the Leon Junction-Flat-Oglesby-Mound area are being asked to review their game cameras for any possible sightings of Hogan and any other suspicious activity.
The Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday that deputies, DPS Troopers, Game Wardens and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force are involved in the search. Those in the area are encouraged to report any suspected sightings or anything suspicious, and not to approach Hogan. Hunters were especially encouraged to keep their vigilance – as many were in the wooded areas for opening weekend.
Sheriff Scott Williams says he is appreciative of all the support and assistance the Sheriff’s Office is continuing to receive throughout this search. Hogan is 5’9”, weighs approximately 160 pounds, and has light brown/blonde hair which is balding on top.
The Coryell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday afternoon that deputies and other law enforcement officers were searching through densely wooded terrain – and were also clearing unoccupied buildings, hunting camps and other vacant areas.
The Sheriff’s Office says the search will continue until Hogan is back in custody. Area residents are reminded to secure all homes, outbuildings and vehicles, and to stay vigilant. Residents are urged to not make contact with Hogan, but to call in any sightings to the Sheriff’s Office at (254) 865-7201 or 9-1-1.
The Sheriff’s Office was notified on Monday morning that Hogan escaped from his work crew while cleaning and cutting the grass at Seaton Cemetery in Leon Junction.
Deputies started searching inside the area instead of the perimeter of the cemetery. After searching near the cemetery, the Sheriff’s Office decided to move the search area – which is still close to Leon Junction.
Hogan could face additional charges of escape. If anyone is assisting him, they too could see serious consequences.