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Police chief explains dropped charge against Tyler Co. homicide suspect

Letha Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail) Letha Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
JASPER, TX (KTRE) -

A drug charge against a woman now named a suspect in a Tyler County double-homicide case in January was dropped after her husband said he would not press charges.

Letha I. Westfall, 54, was arrested Thursday on a December 2012 charge of possession of a controlled substance by fraud. Jasper Police Chief Robert MacDonald said he did not know why it took so long for Westfall to be arrested on the charge, but that he would look into the issue.

MacDonald said the charge came after Westfall's husband said Westfall had picked up a prescription and never gave the medicine to him.

MacDonald said the husband told authorities on Friday he was dropping the charge.

MacDonald said the incident was the result of a family quarrel and no other charges would be pursued.

Tyler County authorities have announced Westfall is a suspect in the Jan. 18 shooting deaths of Nathan and Krystal Maddox.

The couple was shot following a supervised visitation with Nathan Maddox's five-year-old daughter at Mount Carmel Baptist Church on CR 3725.

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