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NCSO - PRESS RELEASE: Exotic Cat Refuge

Date: August 11, 2023

PRESS RELEASE - Search Warrant- The Exotic Cat Refuge, 254 Private Road 7025

Released by: Sheriff Robert Burby

On August 9, 2023, Newton County Sheriff’s Office, DPS Narcotics Agents, Texas Highway Patrol, Air Support from Beaumont PD and FBI Agents from the Houston Field Office served a Search Warrant at the Exotic Cat Refuge to seize a stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle is one Ford Mustang blue in color. Law Enforcement personnel executed the search warrant at the above location about 1300 hours on August 9th. The vehicle had been removed from the property and the suspect was not home. There were two firearms and a controlled substance found on the premises. Additional charges are forthcoming, and the suspect is not currently in custody.

I want to thank all the Deputies, Agents, and Officers and the above listed agencies for their cooperation and assistance in the safe execution in this operation.


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