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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Freeman, James
TDCJ Number 999539
Date of Birth 11/12/1980
Date Received 11/10/2008
Age (when Received) 27
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12th Grade
Date of Offense 03/17/2007
  Age (at the time of Offense) 26
  County Wharton
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 06"
  Weight 155
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Wharton County
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Welder

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On March 17, 2007, during the early morning hours in Lissie, Wharton County, Texas, the subject was attempting to elude Game Wardens who were attempting to pull subject over for shooting a bird sitting on a fence with his .22 rifle. Another Game Warden tried to block the road when the subject struck his vehicle, causing minor damage. Wharton County Sheriff's Officers were also included in the chase of the subject. The subject was able to elude officers for approximately one hour before the wheels of the subject's truck was spiked. The subject exited his vehicle and began shooting a Glock model 33.357 Sig and an AK 47 assault rifle randomly at the officer's patrol vehicles. The subject fired approximately 30 rounds of ammunition, striking the victim, a 34 year old Game Warden. The victim was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
34 year old male.