NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - One of four suspects in a fatal home invasion that occurred in January of 2017 has been transferred back to the Nacogdoches County Jail after a grand jury indicted him on a capital murder charge.
Patrick Hughey, 30, of Galena Park, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a capital murder charge. His bond amount has been set at $ 1 million.
Sgt. Brett Ayres, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said that Hughey was transferred to Nacogdoches County from Montgomery County after he was recently indicted on a capital murder charge.
According to a previous East Texas News story, Hughey was arrested in Montgomery County on unrelated charges in the fall of 2018. At the time, a Nacogdoches Police Department hold was placed on him.
Joey D. Gipson, 22, was killed during an apparent home invasion that occurred in the 700 block of Arthur Weaver Street near the Eliza Street intersection in January of 2017. According to Nacogdoches police, there was a confrontation between Gipson and the suspects during the invasion, and he was fatally shot.
During a press conference in September of 2018, the Nacogdoches Police Department announced that three arrests had been made in connection to the case.
"The case spanned three states, and numerous state, local, and federal agencies were involved,” a press release stated.
According to a press release, authorities in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana arrested Kasey Rashad Brown, 29, Spring, and he was transported to Nacogdoches on Sept. 14, 2018.
Brown is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a capital murder by terror threat charge. His bond amount was set at $500,000.
At the time, two other suspects were identified. In addition to Hughey, the other suspect announced during the press conference was Rassium Stephon Franklin, of Spring. At last report, Franklin was still being held in the Harris County Jail on unrelated charges. An NPD hold was placed on him.
A fourth suspect in the case was arrested in Houston on a capital murder warrant from Nacogdoches. Jamal Denard Brown, 27, of Houston, was transported back to Nacogdoches on Oct. 2, 2018.
Brown is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a capital murder by terror threat charge. His bond amount has been set at $500,000.
According to the press release, the investigators on the case used a combination of the latest technical methods and "traditional, old-fashioned police work" to secure the arrests of the three suspects.
“The case is very complex and has been a long, intensive process for all investigators concerned,” the press release stated.