POLICE Department

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 8602 Valley Meadow

September 1, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found at 8602 Valley Meadow at about 10:30 p.m. on August 5.  

The suspect, Jeffery Michael Stegall (w/m, 35), is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of his brother, James M. Stegall, 37, of the above address, who died at the scene.  

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office photo of Jeffery Stegall is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer L. Bailey and Officer J. Young and  reported:

Officers responded to a person down call at the above address and found the victim inside the residence.  He had sustained a gunshot wound.  Witnesses stated there had been a small gathering at the house earlier in the evening, but no one witnessed the shooting.  The victim was later identified by family members.

Further investigation identified Jeffery Stegall as the suspect in this case.  He was taken into custody in Liberty County last Friday (August 26) by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force without incident.  

Jeffery Michael Stegall (Liberty County S.O)
Jeffery Michael Stegall (Liberty County S.O)

Update: VHS/JFC 8-31-16
JKS/VHS 8-8-16
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