Constable Charles R. Eanes

Constable Charles R. Eanes

Williamson County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 1889

Charles R. Eanes

Constable Eanes was shot and killed while he and a posse chased a man who had just taken his child from his estranged wife and was firing his gun in the air. The posse had chased the man from Granger for several miles, the entire time exchanging shots with him. The suspect finally got off of his buggy and continued firing his Winchester rifle. Constable Eanes was struck in the face and killed. The suspect fled to Salado where he left the child with relatives and fled into the brush. He was eventually arrested and sentenced to six years in jail for Constable Eanes' murder.

Constable Eanes had been elected constable on November 2, 1886, and re-elected on November 6, 1888. He was survived by his wife. He was buried in Granger, Williamson County, but no grave site has been located.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Sentenced to six years

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Rest in Peace Constable Charles R. Earnes. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Precinct 2, Williamson County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on your murderers bones for eternity.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 4, 2016

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