Nacogdoches Police: 3 people arrested in connection to fatal home invasion

Press Conference: Nacogdoches police provide update in investigation of fatal home invasion
Kasey Brown (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Kasey Brown (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Rassium Franklin (Source: Nacogdoches Police Department)
Rassium Franklin (Source: Nacogdoches Police Department)
Patrick Hughey (Source: Nacogdoches Police Department)
Patrick Hughey (Source: Nacogdoches Police Department)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Three people have been charged with capital murder in connection to a fatal 2017 home invasion.

The Nacogdoches Police Department hosted a press conference in order to discuss an ongoing homicide investigation.

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 2017. According to the Nacogdoches police, there was a confrontation between Gipson and the suspects during the invasion, and he was fatally shot.

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"This investigation has been ongoing for the past 19 months by the Nacogdoches Police Department," the press release stated. "The case spanned three states, and numerous state, local, and federal agencies were involved. The case is still open and ongoing, and additional arrests are possible."

According to a press release, Kasey Rashad Brown was arrested by authorities in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana last week. Nacogdoches PD detectives transported him to Nacogdoches on Sept. 14.

He is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a capital murder by terror threat or other felony charge, and his bond amount has been set at $500,000.

The other two suspects in the case have been identified as Rassium Stephon Franklin, 29, of Spring, and Patrick Hughey, 29, of Galena Park.

Franklin is currently being held in the Harris County jail on unrelated charges with a hold for the Nacogdoches Police Department. Hughey is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail on unrelated charges. An NPD hold has been placed on him as well.

"Due to the case still being active, and so as not to jeopardize the progress of the investigation or prosecution, we will not be releasing exact details of the investigation at this time," the press release stated.

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.

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