Skip to Main Content

Thoughts and Prayers to Henderson County S.O.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Deputy, and Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a Henderson County Deputy early Thursday morning near Eustace.

Jack Cody Rayburn, 40, was captured on top of a residential roof-top with a shotgun and a handgun but was arrested without further incident.

The Deputy was shot once in the foot and once in the leg. He was treated and released from a hospital in Tyler. The Deputy is currently at home with his family.

Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the Deputy is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect was initially stopped for a traffic violation. He sped off in his vehicle as the Deputy approached. The suspect rammed the patrol vehicle and sped off again. The suspect vehicle ended up in the ditch on Highway 175 in Eustace.
Raburn then took off on foot with Deputies in pursuit. While chasing the suspect on foot one of them was shot twice. The suspect fled into a wooded area.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice K-9 unit arrived and tracked the suspect to a residence just outside of Eustace. At that time it was learned the suspect stole a vehicle at that residence.

It was learned through the investigation that Jack Cody Raburn was the suspect. Deputies went to his residence outside of Gun Barrel City and located Raburn on the roof of his residence with a shotgun and a pistol.

The stolen vehicle was located at Raburns residence.
Law officers from Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Kemp, Eustace, Athens, the Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, the District Attorney's Office, United States Marshals Office, Attorney Generals Investigators, the Department of Public Safety helicopter, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice K-9 unit were all involved in the case.

The Texas Rangers will be the lead investigation in the shooting of the Deputy.

Raburn was arrested at his residence for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Henderson County Court at Law #1 Judge Scott Williams issued an arrest warrant for Raburn for the offense of Attempted Capital Murder and that charge has been added also.