Galco.jpg                 

  

50 club.jpg

 

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in solving 2012 murder
Shelby County, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   68 Defendants Indicted in "Operation Wu Block" Meth, Heroin Investigation
ߦ   Alabama Man Captured in Texas Charged With Making Terrorist Threat Against Sheriff
ߦ   Amarillo Convenience Store Owner Sentenced to More Than 12 Years for Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Another strip mall property settles ADA allegations
ߦ   D.A. Conducts Hate Crime Symposium
ߦ   El Paso Woman Charged by Federal Complaint with Posting Threatening Communications Online
ߦ   Former oil executive admits role in false payroll scheme
ߦ   HPD officer struck by fleeing vehicle during East Downtown fight
ߦ   Humble man to repay $300,000 in plea deal
ߦ   Jefferson County Man Indicted for Soliciting Murder-For-Hire
ߦ   Man Accused of Shoving Texas Park Ranger Into Water Faces New Charge
ߦ   Man admits attempting to export contraband cigarettes
ߦ   Man sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for assaulting federal employee
ߦ   Medical Examiner: George Floyd Wasn't Asphyxiated
ߦ   Mexican national faces life for importing liquid meth

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
<b>Ashton Randle</b>
Ashton Randle

Victim’s body was found in wooded area near Shelbyville cemetery

SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A little more than seven years after a 23-year-old Louisiana man’s body was found in a wooded area off of FM 139, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving Ashton Randle’s murder.

According to a press release Randle’s body was found in a wooded area off of FM 139 on May 20, 2012. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office learned that Randle had been shot.

“The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office initiated a homicide investigation, and the investigation has continued over the past seven years with various leads and collection of additional evidence,” a press release on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website stated. “Despite the passing of seven years’ time, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has not forgotten about Mr. Randle and his untimely death, nor did his family and friends.”

The press release also stated that there is no statute of limitations for homicide in Texas.

“The pursuit of justice continues,” the press release stated.

A previous East Texas News story stated a passerby found Randle’s body near Strong Cemetery on Forest Service Road 197, which is off of FM 139.

Before his death, Randle posted a shocking premonition on his Facebook profile, according to the East Texas News story.

He wrote, "I gotta alot of people who want mi head."

Randle’s fiancee, Julia Patton, told East Texas News there was a hit out on Randle, even though he promised to stay out of trouble.

“He vowed he’d try to turn his life around,” Patton said in May of 2012. “And he got into something he couldn’t get out of, and it cost him his life.”

Patton told East Texas News that her fiancé was shot in the stomach three times and beaten.

However, she said the worst part is the way the suspect or suspects tried to dispose of Randle’s body. She said Randle’s body was tossed into a hog trap in the hopes that it would be eaten by hogs.

Then-Shelby County Sheriff Newton Johnson ordered an autopsy in the case. Randle’s body wasn’t identified until his fingerprints were taken in Austin, according to a previous East Texas News story.

“The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that will lead them to further evidence in this case and/or further information that will assist in securing a conviction for the suspect(s) involved, so justice can be served and bring the much-needed closure for Mr. Randle’s family,” the press release stated.

Anyone with any information about Randle’s death is urged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator D.J. Dickerson at (346) 233-3309. The press release also stated that tipsters may remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2020 The Police News. All rights reserved.