TYLER, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested a 47-year-old Bridge City woman on a murder warrant Thursday in connection to the death of a person found dead in the rubble of a Tyler County house fire Sunday afternoon.
Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said Angela Coats was arrested in connection to homicide investigation that started on March 5. Bruce Lee Chance, 37, of Orange, was arrested Wednesday on a capital murder charge in connection the same investigation.
Weatherford said the Tyler County Sheriff's Office will release Coats' mug shot and bail amount Friday.
Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker set Chance's bail amount at $250,000 Thursday.
Weatherford said a TCSO deputy arrested Chance after a traffic stop. The arrest came after the Tyler County Sheriff's Office issued a capital murder arrest warrant for Chance Wednesday.
Tyler County firefighters found a person's body after putting out a fire on County Road 4180 Sunday evening.
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.
Chance has a prior criminal history and was last released from prison in 2012.