Grand Jury Finds ‘No Criminal Wrongdoing’ in Death of Jail Inmate


A Nacogdoches grand jury decided that there was no criminal wrongdoing regarding the April 29 death of a jail inmate who allegedly got into a scuffle with jail staffers, according to a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office.

Andrew Jones, a prosecutor with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office, said that the case was presented to the grand jury on Nov. 1.

“Presumably, there was no finding of criminal culpability as no indictment was issued out of that grand jury session for this incident,” Jones said.

Medical staff who conducted the autopsy on Andrew Haffert, 31, told the Texas Rangers who are investigating his death that he had an enlarged heart, and he had PCP in his system at the time of his death, according to the custodial death report.

The report stated that the final autopsy results, including the manner of Haffert’s death, are still pending. The means of death is listed as “unknown” in the report.


BY: Gary Bass and Stephanie Frazier



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