By Chris Edwards
JASPER – Another arrest was recently made in connection with the case of Robert Edward Key, Jr., an escaped inmate who was taken into custody last week by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office.
Last week, Jasper Police Officers arrested Casey Rachelle Read, a 41-year-old Silsbee woman, in connection with Key. Investigators with TCSO were able to obtain information linking Read to Key, alleging that she hindered his apprehension, a third-degree felony charge.
Key was arrested following a 22-day search involving multiple law enforcement agencies. He was found near the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Angelina County, and according to Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, both his office and the Texas Rangers received information which led them to his whereabouts.
During the search for Key, three other individuals from the Spurger and Fred area were arrested and charged with Hindering Apprehension after being linked to Key by TCSO investigators. When the arrests began, Weatherford said that warrants would be issued for more arrests in connection with the Key case, as they searched for him.
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set Read’s bond at $7,000.