Statement on Kevin Garza hit and run investigation

Update (8/22/18) – The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on the investigation.

“To discuss this case at this time could jeopardize the integrity and outcome of the investigation. The affidavit which became public today is the only information currently available. This case involving the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety is an ongoing investigation and at such time when we are able to provide pertinent information we will do so,” Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Roy Boyd said.

Previously Reported:

Victoria officials have found a person of interest in the Kevin Garza fatal hit and run case.

Rodderick Anthony Jackson, 51, is a suspect in a hit and run traffic accident causing the death of Kevin Garza, 11, who was walking to school along Highway 185 in Bloomington on September 27, 2016, according to the affidavit issued on July 19, 2018.

Jackson is suspected of Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death.

Victoria County Sheriff’s Peace Officer Greg Kouba issued a search warrant for a 2012 black Ford Mustang located in Cleveland, Texas. It is believed Israel Martinez is the owner of the vehicle.

On May 5, 2018, Officer Kouba spoke with Victoria County Jail inmate Ronnie Beasley who said he was told by his brother Roderick Beasley that his cousin had run over a little boy in Bloomington.

On June 18, 2018, Victoria County Jail inmate Ronnie Beasley said his cousin Roddrick Jackson was the person responsible for hitting the little boy in Bloomington, Texas. Beasley said his brother Roderick Beasley could provide further information.

Read more evidence and testimony in the affidavit below:

On September 27th 2016, tragedy occurred in the small town of Bloomington. Kevin Garza,11, was killed after being hit by a vehicle while walking to school. Garza’s mother remains hopeful investigators will find the person responsible for her son’s death.

“I don’t know, I want to know why or what happened. Were you texting and driving, were you drinking and driving or were you under some other drug,” explains Darlene Moya, Kevin’s Mother.

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