JASPER, TX (KTRE) - The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has released the names of three men and a woman connected to the murder of a man Friday night.
Tommy John Gill, 32, of Trinity; James Henry Lunsford, 23, of Jasper; and Charlie Jay Gill, 69, of El Campo, are charged with first-degree murder and are being held on a $1 million bond. Sarah Kay Lunsford, 19, of Jasper, is charged with misdemeanor A failure to report felony with death results. She is being held on a $5,000 bond.
The victim is Ryan Dockens, 39, of Brookeland.
Friday night, the sheriff's office received a fight in progress call in the northern part of Jasper County.
Deputies arrived to a residence on CR 219 in Brookeland and found that the four suspects fled into a wooded area behind the residence.
According to the report, Deputy John Cooper found a 39-year-old man face down on the porch with wounds to his head, face and upper torso. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Jasper Co. investigators and deputies were able to find and arrest all four suspects by 10:30 p.m. Friday.