Shelby County Murder Update

by Josh Ault

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has released more information about the murder that happened in Shelby County yesterday.

A 911 call was made, around 12:17 p.m., from the resident of Buster and Violet Ford, just north of Center, TX on Hwy 96.  Upon arrival officers found that Reginald Paul Fountain, 50, had been shot and killed.

Buster Wayne Ford, 71, was arrested and charged with murder.  Ford was transported to the Shelby County Jail.  He was set with a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  He was released at 2:45 p.m.

This case will be presented to the Shelby County Grand Jury in May for consideration.  The investigation into the murder continues.