News began breaking on Tuesday about a quadruple homicide in Cherokee County. It happened at a home on Highway 110 North near New Summerfield, which is about 13 miles north of Rusk and about 100 miles northwest of Jasper.
Reports out of that area say that Cherokee County deputies responded to the house shortly before 8:00 Tuesday morning when a body was reported in the driveway, and deputies located three more bodies behind the house. All of the victims died of gunshot wounds.
Later on Tuesday, the sheriff’s department said that they are searching for a red 2017 Dodge Challenger with black stripes and displaying Texas License Plate LTY9935. Investigators say the car is stolen and it belonged to one of the victims.
Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon in which he said that the victims are an 18-year-old male, a 47-year-old male, a 45-year-old male, and another female about whom no information was available. The sheriff noted that two of the victims are mother and son. Dickson said the suspect, only described as a man, fled the scene and he's considered armed and dangerous.