HILL / LIMESTONE COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The suspect in a shooting near the Limestone County and Hill County Line has been identified.
Limestone County Deputies arrested 65-year-old John Everett Bradford – who has two charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, one charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and one charge of Abandon/Endanger Child Imminent Danger.
The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says it appears the rancher knew Bradford, and when he found him on Tuesday morning, he tied Bradford’s hands together and had him on the ground until deputies arrived. Bradford was then transported to the Limestone County Jail.
The Sheriff’s Office originally received a call about the shooting on Sunday. The City of Hubbard says it happened between Hubbard and Mt. Calm.
Limestone County Sheriff Murray Agnew says there were two victims. One of the victims went into Hill County, near Hubbard, where they were helped by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office and the local EMS. The other victim went towards Prairie Hill and was assisted by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office – in addition to local EMS and fire services.
Sheriff Agnew identified Bradford as a suspect, and that all three individuals knew each other. They were not random victims.
The City of Hubbard said on Sunday night that Bradford’s direction of travel was unknown – but investigators had information by pinging the his phone. As of Sunday night, Sheriff Agnew said Bradford was “apparently deep into Limestone County.”
The Hubbard Police Department was staged at each entrance into the city. There was not an active investigation inside the city limits, nor at the city lakes.