As the search continues for 28 year old Alfred Wright, a Jasper man who has now been missing since Thursday of last week, records revealed on Wednesday that he was recently named in a Federal Indictment charging him with Theft, Embezzlement, or Misapplication by Bank Employee.
Records also reveal that Wright made arrangements to post $50,000.00 in bail following a federal hearing in Beaumont.
Authorities say Wright was last seen at about 5:00 on Thursday evening on Highway 87, about five miles south of Hemphill, when his vehicle broke down at the C-L&M Package Store, and he left walking alongside Highway 87.
Wright reportedly called a family member and told them that the truck he was driving had broken down and asked them to come get him. However, he was not there when they arrived at the scene.
Wright is a home health physical therapist, and he was reportedly on his way to see a patient when the incident occurred.
The following day, deputies from the Sabine County Sheriff’s Department reportedly discovered what is believed to be Wright's shirt, pants, one sock and a shoe along with his watch near a barb wire fence, at the east end of a large pasture located near what is known as Coussons Road.
On Saturday and Sunday the Sabine County Sheriff's Department was joined by the Hemphill Fire Department, Jasper County Emergency Corps, Texas Equusearch, and other volunteers who scoured the area in and around where Wright's clothing was found. However, searchers were not able to find any additional items or evidence that would provide any information of Wrights whereabouts.
A family member said late Wednesday that the family was not aware of any such charges and that they still did not know where Wright was or what happened to him.
Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox also said on Wednesday that he was continuing to investigate the incident and that everyone should pray for the family.