True Crime Cases: November 2018 Discussion

This new and intriguing group will meet once a month to look at what many people are fascinated by, True Crime Cases. Each month we’ll discuss cases that have gripped a nation and try to explain the criminal psychology by using descriptions of police investigations and trial procedures.

Discussion for this case will be on Tuesday, November 20th at 6pm.

Brandon Mason Lawson Disappearance

On the night of Thursday, August 8, 2013, twenty-six-year-old Brandon Mason Lawson got into his car and left his San Angelo, TX home after an argument with his girlfriend of over 10 years, Ladessa Lofton.

Nearing Bronte on highway 277, Lawson reportedly dialed 911 at 12:50am because he had had an apparent accident and had run out of gas, however the phone call was hardly intelligible.

“Brandon said he had run out of gas, he needed the police, and something else about hitting somebody,” Coke County Sheriff Wayne McCutchen said. “But it was so garbled and the 911 kept having to ask him what he was saying…I don’t know if it was a bad connection; he was talking really fast and it was hard to understand him.”

At 12:58am the Coke County Sheriff’s office received a call that a vehicle was parked haphazard on the side of the road out on highway 277, thus posing a risk to oncoming traffic.

Deputies responded to the call and arrived on the scene, where Lawson’s truck stood abandoned. At the same time, Kyle Lawson, Brandon’s brother, appeared with a gas can and filled his brother’s truck.

According to Lori Norris, Lawson and Lofton’s neighbor, the Sheriff’s deputies asked Kyle Lawson if he was the one who had made the call, and Kyle stated that the vehicle was his brother’s and that he must have stepped away. Kyle Lawson would gas it up and his brother would return to retrieve it.

After this, the deputies left the scene.


Take a look at the timeline of events according to the website True Noir: Everyday Mysteries.


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