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UPDATED: Tyler County authorities arrest capital murder suspect

Bruce Chance (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office) Bruce Chance (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office)
Scene of the house fire. (Source: KTRE) Scene of the house fire. (Source: KTRE)
Pieces of the home burned to the ground. (Source: KTRE) Pieces of the home burned to the ground. (Source: KTRE)
TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office has arrested the 37-year-old Orange man who was wanted for capital murder in connection to the death of a person found in the rubble of a house fire Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said a deputy arrested  Bruce Lee Chance during a traffic stop.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office issued a capital murder warrant for Chance Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has not been identified from the autopsy.

Tyler County firefighters found a person's body after putting out a fire on County Road 4180 Sunday evening.

Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said they would not release information on how they determined the death was a homicide or how they were able to name Chance as the suspect.

Officials said autopsy results are pending; however, they will start collecting DNA to use as evidence.

So far, officials  have concluded Chance is their key suspect with a possibility of more suspects as the investigation continues.

A neighbor who witnessed the fire called 911. 

"Well, I was talking to 911, and on the other side of the trailer, big ball of fire came out. I mean a big ball of fire," said Norman Campbell, who lives across the street from the house.

Chance has a prior criminal history and was last released from prison in 2012.

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