NewsLocal News


Escaped Coryell County inmate still on the run: Sheriff

Brandon Hogan
(Coryell County Sheriff's Office)(Facebook).PNG
seaton cemetery.jpg
Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-14 23:14:18-04


Coryell County authorities provide additional information on escaped inmate Brandon Hogan.

Hogan escaped Sept. 27 while working a shift with other inmates at Seaton Cemetery.


TEMPLE, Texas— As of Thursday, Coryell County deputies and other law enforcement agencies have yet to find escaped inmate, Brandon Hogan.

Authorities are asking landowners, farmers, and hunters in the Leon Junction-Flat-Oglesby-Mound area to check their game cameras in the chance one might've picked up suspicious activity or possible sightings.

Hogan, 37, escaped while working a crew shift at Seaton Cemetery while imprisoned by the Coryell County Jail.

In a press conference on Thursday, Sheriff Scott Williams had a message to Hogan saying law enforcement is "going to hunt you like a dog" and those aiding Hogan will be jailed.

The original search radius 3-mile by 3-mile has expanded.

Hogan's family told authorities they have not seen him, as they do not have a "good relationship" with him, according to Williams.

Williams said his deputies are tired, managing under three hours of sleep a night as the search continues.

"We have searched mountains, caves, creeks. You name it, we've done it, multiple, multiple times," said Williams. "He could still be here. He could be injured [...] hurt, he could be dead for that matter. We don't know, o he could just be gone."

Anyone in possession of footage showing Hogan or activity related to the investigation and search are urged to contact CCSO at (254) 865-7201 or 911.


Multiple law enforcement agencies continue to search for escaped inmate Brandon Wayne Hogan.

Hogan was jailed in the Coryell County Jail on Aug. 1 and charged with assault of a family member via choking, theft of a firearm, burglary of a habitation and criminal mischief.

The 37-year-old inmate escaped while working maintenance duties at the Seaton Cemetery with two other inmates. Authorities said he escaped by scaling the fence surrounding the cemetery and that his absence was noticed within minutes.

Authorities are searching for Hogan using K-9s, horseback, aviation, ATV, and by-foot resources to search for the escapee.

The Texas DPS, TDCJ, neighboring McLennan County Sheriff's Office, and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force are assisting in the search with the Coryell County deputies.

Authorities believe he is still in the area and warn residents to lock their cars, homes, and also barns, so as to not provide hiding spaces for the inmate.


Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate last seen in Central Texas.

(Coryell County Sheriff's Office)(Facebook).PNG

Brandon Hogan is described as a white male, weighing 158 pounds and standing at 5 feet and 9 inches.

He is said to be balding with light brown/blonde hair and is believed to be wearing a white T-shirt with black and white-striped jail-issued pants.

Hogan is believed to have already discarded the matching jail-issued top.

He is reported to have escaped while working a crew shift at Seaton Cemetery located at the 333 block of Seaton Road in Leon Junction.

Deputies, including K-9 assets, are reported to be searching the area at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coryell Sheriff's Office at (254) 865-7201.

Authorities are urging the public, that should one come across the subject to not approach him.