Sheriff Hawthorne reported that on 18 May, 2013 at approximately 1:34 pm the 911 Communications dispatched deputies to the 4000 block of Hwy 61 in Anahuac, Texas on a call of a homicide. Deputy Mulryan and Sgt. Rabalais responded.
Upon arrival deputies met with the homeowner, William Bryan Brown a 53 year old male that stated he was having an altercation with another man, Joseph Henry Barron Jr., a 31 year old man from Winnie, Texas. Brown told deputies he was being attacked by Barron and had to shoot him. Sheriff Hawthorne and JP-2 Randy Van Deventer were contacted, as well as Captain Tom McCorvey and Sgt. Brad Moon of the Criminal Investigations Division. Upon checking the residence deputies located Barron’s body in a bedroom.
The Crime Scene Unit (CSU) collected all the evidence. As of the time of this release the incident is under investigation by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division as to what led to this altercation.