Sabine County Sheriff’s Office Continues Search Efforts for Man Convicted of Murder

Sabine County, Texas- (Jan. 29, 2022)

Hemphill, TX- As of this press release the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Matthew Hoy Edgar, who was sentenced by a jury, to 99-years, in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for the murder of Livye Lewis on October 31, 2020.
Edgar had failed to show up for the trial on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. His trial continued in his absence through his attorney.

After the search Thursday which involved the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Lufkin Police Department, Texas Parks and Wild Life, and the United States Marshall’s Office the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office continued to search. The Sheriff’s Office has responded to a number of sightings of Edgar throughout the County overnight, and this involved additional locations in both Jasper and Orange Counties. The Sabine County Sheriff’s Office has never stopped searching for Edgar and will continue to do so with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies. To date, Edgar, has not been located and the search continues both in Texas and Louisiana with the assistance of Texas Rangers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, US Marshall’s Service, the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tom Maddox would like to remind residents to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (409)787-2266 or 911, if they either see or encounter, Edgar, in or around Sabine County. He asks that residents do not contact Edgar, but rather contact the Sheriff’s Office or nearest law enforcement agency.

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