Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


December 28, 2012

Police detain local man who sent threatening email

'Hopefully … you'll be seeing me on the news pretty soon and not the good kind,' 24-year-old says in email.



"My partner (Jacksonville Police Det. Javier Guerra) and I went to his house this morning and talked to him," Compton said. "He denied sending any email. We brought him to the PD and still he denied any email or knowledge of comments of this nature. I confronted him with the text of the email and he still denied knowing anything about it."

Authorities say Shepard — who sports a large tattoo covering much of the right side of his face — was not being truthful with them when asked several basic questions.

"The fact that he has denied knowledge of those other things troubles me greatly," Compton said Friday morning. "He is in our custody right now on traffic warrants and we will hold him here until later this afternoon, when the doctors will visit with him. We just what to make sure the public has the factual information."

Again, anyone with knowledge of what Shepard meant in his email is urged to call Jacksonville Police immediately at 903-586-2546.

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