Unfortunately, we have another shooting to report that has taken place in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area.

The Lufkin Police Department is reporting that Jakyren Sanford, 18, and Odarius Maxie, 20, both of Lufkin, were taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after three houses and a vehicle were shot on Keltys Street Tuesday morning (November 30).

According to Lufkin Police, around 10 a.m. Tuesday, dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired. Officers responding to the area found that properties in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Keltys Street had been damaged. No injuries were reported, thankfully, even though residents were in the houses at the time of the shootings.

Two suspects – later identified as Maxie and Sanford – were sitting at Brandon Park when an SUV drove by that the suspects fired upon. The suspects fled on foot and eventually ran into a home in the 800 block of North Avenue.

Maxie and Sanford were taken into custody around 10:30 a.m. after they left the home on North Avenue and were spotted by officers at the corner of Sayers and Lakeview Streets.

Maxie had a glock magazine in his pants pocket at the time of his arrest. When asked about the magazine, he said he did not know anything about it because the pants were not his. A search warrant was ran on the home on North Avenue and officers recovered a shotgun and two pistols.

Maxie and Sanford both remain in the Angelina County Jail. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, their bonds had not been set.


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