NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Details are still emerging on the criminal history of a Chandler man accused of a murder in Nacogdoches County over the weekend.
Lester Butcher, 54, was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail after being arrested in Henderson County Monday night.
According to Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges, Butcher is accused of killing a person on Sunday. As of Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff's office has not released the name of the victim to the East Texas News.
According to records with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Butcher's criminal record goes back to 1992. Public Information Officer Robert Hurst stated that Butcher was first booked into prison on June 28, 1993. Hurst said Butcher was convicted and sentenced on Nov. 30, 1992 for the crimes of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary of a habitation, escape, and an additional burglary of a habitation. Records show that Butcher was given a 50-year sentence for the first three crimes and another 10 years for the second burglary.
Butcher only served two years in the prison system. In August of 1995, the Court of Criminal Appeals reversed and removed all charges. Hurst said records show Butcher was discharged from TDCJ on August 31, 1995.
As of 5 pm Tuesday, Butcher's bond had not been set. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Dorothy Tigner-Thompson was set to arraign Butcher. Judge Tinger-Thompson said that the probable cause affidavit for Butcher would be made public once he is arraigned.