San Augustine man arrested on murder, gun charges

San Augustine man arrested on murder, gun charges
According to the San Augustine County Sheriff's Department the murder happened on County Road 101, just outside the city limits. (Source: KTRE Staff)
According to the San Augustine County Sheriff's Department the murder happened on County Road 101, just outside the city limits. (Source: KTRE Staff)
It happened in front of a mechanics shop. Details will be released later in the week says the chief deputy. (Source; KTRE Staff)
It happened in front of a mechanics shop. Details will be released later in the week says the chief deputy. (Source; KTRE Staff)

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office arrested a 58-year-old man on murder and firearm charges Friday afternoon.

Jerry Earl McCoy, of San Augustine, is still being held in the San Augustine County Jail on a first-degree felony murder charge, a third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge, and a Class A misdemeanor unlawfully carrying a weapon charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $1.03 million.

According to the book-in sheet sent by Chief Deputy John Welch, McCoy was arrested on Martin Luther King Boulevard at 4:51 p.m. Friday.

Officials with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office wouldn't release any details Monday morning in regard to what allegedly happened. Chief Deputy John Welch said they would be releasing a press release on the incident later this week.

East Texas News has submitted an Open Records request for the probable cause affidavit, which was signed by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Sheila Ponder. However, court officials stated that Ponder will not be available until Thursday.

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