Man accused of killing girlfriend booked into Nacogdoches County jail on murder charge

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 11:28 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 8:13 PM CDT
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Nacogdoches police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide.

James Edward Harris, 60, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on a felony murder charge.

Police identified the victim as Rose Catherine Garner, 60, of Nacogdoches.

Police report at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, they received a call that a family member was found dead at a home in the 2300 block of Elizabeth Street. Officers found Garner with injuries believed to have been caused by a stab wound, according to police. An autopsy has been ordered.

Investigators obtained a homicide warrant for Garner’s boyfriend, Harris.