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Suspect in murder of 80-year-old Jasper County veteran held on $2M bond

Dalton Hinch was taken into custody in Vidor Thursday evening without incident.

BEAUMONT, Texas — The suspect in the murder of a Jasper County veteran last week is behind bars in the county now.

Dalton Hinch was transferred to the Jasper County Jail Thursday night after being arrested in Orange County.

His bond has now been set at $2 million according to jailers.

Hinch was taken into custody in Vidor in the 800 block of West Davis at about 5 p.m. Thursday following a joint operation involving Jasper and Orange County deputies, Texas Rangers, Vidor Police and the Precinct Four Constable's Office.

Sheriff Mitchel Newman tells 12News Hinch is believed to be responsible for the death of Guadalupe Naranjo, 80, who was found dead at his home Friday night.

Naranjo was a U.S. Marine veteran.

RELATED: 80-year-old man found dead inside Jasper County home, sheriff's office investigating as homicide

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joshua Lockett told 12News, “We did a murder warrant and the Orange County Swat Team executed a search warrant for a resident of Vidor.”

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

From an Orange County Sheriff's Department news release...

On Thursday, February 04, 2021 the Orange County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, in conjunction with the Orange County Narcotics Unit,  Orange County Constable Pct. 4 Office, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Vidor Police Department, and the Texas Rangers, executed a high risk arrest warrant on a subject wanted in connection with the murder of an elderly man in Jasper County which occurred on January 29, 2021. 

Dalton Paul Hinch was taken into custody in the 800 block of West Davis Loop in the city of Vidor without incident.

Credit: KBMT

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