Three Arrested in Anderson County Shooting

Messenger Staff Reports

PALESTINE    Three Palestine men are in custody following a shooting which left a 27-year-old male in critical but stable condition Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Anderson County on Old Neches Highway (ACR 367).

Jadarrius Clewis

At 2:28 p.m. Aug 23, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of ACR 367 in reference to a possible shooting.

“The victim had been shot in the abdomen and was transported to an out-of-area hospital,” an ACSO news release stated. “Working with the information at the scene, deputies along with Pct. 3 Constable Kim Holliday were able to make the arrest of three suspects on ACR 372, which is just a few miles from the shooting scene.”

Leon Mickens

The three suspects arrested include Leon Mickens, 29, of Palestine, charged with Aggravated Robbery, Kendric Reeves, 24, of Palestine, charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Jadarrius Clewis, 17, charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Kendric Reeves

All three suspects are currently in the Anderson County Jail with bonds of $250,000 each.

“The investigation is still ongoing,” the news release stated.

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