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Manhunt suspect's court date moved to March 13

The hearing for the man who triggered a manhunt by Williamson County authorities almost two weeks ago, has been pushed back until next week. The new court date is set for Wednesday, March 13 at the Williamson County Courthouse. 

Defense attorneys for Jeff Vaughn, 41, requested a continuance due to new information about the case. Vaughn, who is being held on $900,000 bond, was charged on four criminal counts- aggravated assault, violation of order of protection, aggravated burglary and reckless endangerment.
Vaughn was charged after shooting at his wife and two children in a moving car as they tried to escape after the suspect had broken into the family home. Vaughn was in violation of an order of protection at the time. He escaped by foot into the woods surrounding the Trinity Road area and was apprehended by police with no resistance. The rifle used during the incident was retrieved by police after Vaughn told authorities of the weapon's location in the woods.  
A manhunt for Vaughn lasted from the evening of Feb. 23 until about 10 a.m. Feb. 24. Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney closed all schools in the district for a full day Feb. 24 because of Vaughn’s employment as a maintenance worker for Williamson County Schools who had access to some schools.

Posted on: 3/7/2013


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