Suspect arrested in Cherokee County shooting

Ruben Rincon. Photo Source: Jacksonville Police Department.
Ruben Rincon. Photo Source: Jacksonville Police Department.

By Samantha Jordan - email

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - On Thursday evening, around 6:00, Ruben Rincon, 22, was arrested near FM 747 and Loop 456, in Jacksonville.

Rincon is one of the alleged shooters of 73-year-old, piano tuner, David Thomason.

He and his brother Hugo Rincon, 19, are charged with aggravated robbery and could face 5 to 99 years in prison, by the TDCJ and/or a $10,000 fine.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Department received information that Rincon was at a friend's house in the south area of Jacksonville. When deputies arrived, Rincon ran into the woods.

Cherokee County officials received help from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's K-9 unit to locate Rincon.

He was arrested and taken into custody. His bond is set at $2,000,000.

Officials are still looking for his brother, Hugo Rincon, who is believed to be in the area.

If you have any information, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department at (903) 683-2271.

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