Hood County Sheriff's Office

Hood County Sheriff's Office

A 20-year-old local resident is in the Hood County Jail facing an attempted murder charge after he “provided” a fentanyl pill to a friend, resulting in an overdose, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release from Lt. Joshua Lane.

Brandon Austin Edwards, whose residence is listed on James Road in the Acton area, was arrested by deputies late Wednesday night (Sept. 28) and booked into jail just after midnight on Thursday. Edwards is charged with two second-degree felony crimes — attempted murder ($50,000 bond), and manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, 1-4 grams ($50,000 bond). He is also charged with a state jail felony charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1-B, less than 1 gram ($10,000 bond).