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East Texas Sheriff 's News



November 4, 2018
Press Release
San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Deputies Thwart Robbery

On November 3, 2018, at approximately 8:45 pm, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies observed an Aggravated Robbery in Progress at the Dollar General, 12100 block of FM 2025 near Cleveland Texas.  As the three black male suspects fled the store, all with weapons, the suspects pointed their weapons at deputies.  Deputies fired upon the suspects striking one.  The other two suspects fled into a heavily wooded area.  The stolen money was recovered in the parking lot.  The injured suspect was transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.  Sheriff Greg Capers requested the Texas Rangers to assist with this investigation.
Anyone with information about the identities of the remaining two suspects is asked to contact investigators at the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office.
This is an active and ongoing investigation and no additional information is available for release at this time.




San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas at their 140th Annual Training Conference held in Grapevine, July 21-24, 2018. More than 1,500 participants were in attendance at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center where they heard outstanding speakers, had opportunities for significant and timely training sessions and visited more than 240 exhibits each showcasing some of the latest technology law enforcement has to offer.
Sheriff Capers has been the Sheriff of San Jacinto County since November 2014. He distinguishes himself in his county and throughout the State of Texas as he assumes this leadership role within the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.
The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation. The Sheriffs of Texas met for the first time on August 14, 1874, just four years after San Jacinto County came into existence. They met in the courthouse in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas where Sheriff Sul Ross of McLennan County called the meeting to order and later became a notable part of Texas history.
The Sheriffs of Texas began annual training at these conferences just a mere four years later in 1878. These training conferences today are the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas. Sheriffs and other county and local law enforcement officers, both federal and state officers along with security personnel attend. In addition to the annual training conferences, the Association conducts training throughout the year for law enforcement officers. The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas serves as a liaison with federal, state, county and municipal agencies and associations to promote cooperation, training, education and more efficient services to the citizens of this great State of Texas.



The ongoing investigation into the child porn ring recently broken up by SJC Sheriff Greg Capers and participating agencies with arrests made has been a devastating ordeal for victims, their family members, the community and the investigators.  Sheriff Capers is quoted as having brought in a counselor to help his department deal with the spiritual health of his troops due to the horrendous evidence being collected and the emotional toll it has taken.  The extreme measure gives credence to a persistent claim being made to The Sentinel by un official sources that at least one child victim may have died from their injuries sustained on video.  The source of the video is being investigated.

Update on Child Sexual Assault & Child Pornography

FBI is assisting in the analysis of Computer Forensics

   Harris County ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) is assisting in the Telephone Forensics

   Attorney General's Office is sending additional Investigators to analyze Computer Data

   Total number of Victims at this point could possibly be around 16 child Victims

Additional Charges may be forthcoming Pending the results of these interviews as well as the Forensics from the before mentioned. 

   Once again if anyone knows a victim involved in this or any other case like this please give our Detective Division a call at 936-653-4367 and or bring your child to our office. Further more if you or anyone you know are a victim of Sexual Assault feel free to contact the same number or your local authorities. 


Thank you,


Greg Capers, Sheriff

San Jacinto County Sheriffs Office

75 W Cedar Ave

Coldspring, Texas 77331

Office # 936-653-4367




      Suspects more child victims possible and seeks community input





February 28th James Tumlinson W/M 26, was arrested in the 900 block of Joyce Street in Shepherd Texas, where he was initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child (1st degree felony). Sheriff Greg Capers and detectives with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office have continued to investigate this case resulting in additional charges being filed on suspect Tumlinson after gathering sufficient evidence at the scene.



(2) Charges of continuous sexual assault of a child (1st degree felonies) bond is set at $100,000 for 1st charge and a NO BOND for second charge

            3,191 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree felonies) bond is set at $1,000,000

            (7) Charges of Possession an Promotion of Child Pornography (2nd degree felonies)

bond is set at NO BOND



San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking Cody Franklin W/M 28, as a person of interest in this case.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying any other children that may be involved.

Additional charges are expected to be filed along with additional arrests.

If you have any information related to this case, please contact the detective bureau at 936-653-4367. 

Publisher - Stephen C. Watson

Office - 50 W Oak Tree Drive

             Pointblank, Texas 77364

             936 730 5717

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