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Hamshire man indicted for murder

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James Martin Chaney, 44, of Hamshire James Martin Chaney, 44, of Hamshire
BEAUMONT -

A Hamshire man has been indicted on one count of murder in the shooting death of the mother of his children.

The Jefferson County Grand Jury Thursday announced the one-count indictment charging James Martin Chaney, 44, of Hamshire, in the May 23 shooting death of Tina Gail Aubey, 42, of Hamshire.

Investigators say Chaney shot and killed Aubey at a home located in the 15600 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire.

The day of the shooting Deputy Rod Carroll told 12News a man who lives next to the house on Heckaman told investigators that Chaney walked to his house and asked if he could watch the kids because he had just shot the children's mother.  He said Chaney then fled the scene with the kids.

A deputy constable from Jefferson County Precinct 4 Constable's Office saw a vehicle leaving the house.  He followed it; giving out the direction of travel undetected by the driver.  The vehicle stopped at the gas station at 24740 IH-10 (near Hamshire Rd). Deputies from the Constable's Office and Sheriff's Office approached the driver, later identified as Chaney, as he got out of the vehicle. Chaney was arrested without incident.

The two children were found inside the vehicle.  A Sheriff's Office spokesperson said they were unharmed. 

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