A Kountze man that approached a Hardin County deputy with a knife and tree limb yesterday
afternoon, was shot and killed by the deputy. 31-year old Joshua Chase Connor refused orders
from the deputy to drop his weapons when the deputy was forced to shoot him. The incident on
Villa Road started when the mother of Connor called to sheriff’s office and told them her son
had assaulted her and stole her car. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is
standard policy. The Texas Rangers will assist in the investigation.