Man found dead inside abandoned building; suspect in custody, Harker Heights police say

Christopher Charles Roberson
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Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 3:32 PM CST
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) - Christopher Charles Roberson, 37, of Harker Heights, on Nov. 14 was arraigned on charges of murder and aggravated assault in the death of Dangelo Xavier Valadez, 37, also of Harker Heights.

Valadez was found dead inside an abandoned building in the 500 block of West Veterans Memorial Boulevard on Sunday.

Justice of the Peace Cliff Jones set Roberson’s bond at $1 million for the murder charge and $500,000 for the aggravated assault charge.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Nov. 12, police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Veterans Memorial Blvd. to investigate reports of an injured woman.

The officers located the woman suffering from head and arm injuries. The victim told officers there was a second injured victim, Valadez, at an abandoned building in the 500 block of West Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The woman further said the man responsible for their injuries, Roberson, would also be found in the building.

Officers arrived at the abandoned building and located Valadez unresponsive.

After an extensive search of the area, officers located Roberson in the 200 block of Jamie Road and took him into custody without incident.

Justice of the Peace Nicola J. James arrived at the scene and pronounced Valadez dead. James ordered an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The injured woman was transported by EMS to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Roberson is being held at the Bell County Jail.