Authorities arrest Lufkin man in ND oil field murder

Victor Lamont (Source: Williams County Jail)
Victor Lamont (Source: Williams County Jail)

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) - An East Texas man is in custody after a weekend shooting that left one person dead and another wounded at a crew camp in the western North Dakota oil patch.

The Williams County, North Dakota Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Victor Scott Lamont of Lufkin, Texas, has been arrested on a murder charge. He did not immediately make a court appearance to be formally charged.

The shooting was reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Wanzek camp near Tioga. Sheriff Scott Busching says the circumstances are still under investigation.

57-year-old Gerald Schild of Katy, Texas, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 38-year-old Travis Lomax of Fort Smith, Ark., was flown to a Minot hospital for treatment. Sgt. Detective Steve Armstrong says Lomax has been released.

Armstrong says all three men worked for the Michels pipeline company.

Lamont has one arrest on his record in Angelina County, for theft in 2005.

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