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UPDATE - Newton County - Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon

Updated: Jun 30, 2023



Updated Press Release - Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon

June 29, 2023

Released by:  Sheriff Robert Burby  

PRESS RELEASE:

Update - Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon: Henry Shaw 19 YOA of Kirbyville was arraigned and charged with Aggravated Assault With/Deadly Weapon, a Felony F2. Shaw is currently incarcerated, and his Bond was set at $20,000.00. The victim is The victim has been identified as Brandon D. Diggles (36 YOA) a Newton County l resident. This is still an open and active investigation.

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Press Release - Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon

June 28, 2023

Released by:  Sheriff Robert Burby  

PRESS RELEASE:

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 1348 hours NCSO was notified by Jasper Memorial Hospital

(JMH) that a Newton County resident was being treated in the ER with two gunshot wounds.

They reported that the victim informed them that he was shot at the Cat Refuge around noon

on Tuesday. Deputies were dispatched to the Cat Refuge and JMH Emergency Room. We

discovered that the victim sustained two non-life threating wounds and the incident occurred

at the Cat Refuge in the vicinity of CR 3075.

Deputies gathered information that led to the identity and arrest of the suspect. Preliminary

investigation revealed that the victim was assaulted by an unidentified male suspect while he

was at the Cat Refuge. The suspect is currently incarcerated in the Newton County Jail

awaiting arraignment.

This release will be updated with the identity of the suspect once he is arraigned. The victim

was treated at JMH and released on Tuesday.

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