Van Zandt County man arrested for homicide
POSTED: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 4:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:04pm
Van Zandt County, Tx (KETK) — A Van Zandt man is now behind bars after murdering his wife and injuring her boyfriend.
On Sunday at 6 a.m., Van Zandt County Sheriff's Officers received a call from Larry Maples, 44, of Ben Wheeler, saying that he had shot his wife and her boyfriend.
Deputies arrived at the 2600 block of FM 16 a short time later and arrested Maples at the front door of his home without incident.
Investigators say that Maples had arrived in the early hours of the morning, parked his vehicle a short distance from the scene and walked to the home on foot. Maples after seeing his wife's car parked at the rear of the home, entered the house through an unlocked door.
Inside the home, Maples shot Moses Clemente, 47, of Canton, after an altercation. Maples then shot and killed his wife, Heather Maples, 34, of Ben Wheeler.
Clemente was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound. He is currently listed in critical condition and expected to fully recover.
Heather Maples was pronounced dead at the scene.
Van Zandt County Sheriff, Lindsey Ray, contacted the Texas Rangers, Van Zandt County Criminal District Attorney's Office, and the Smith County Sheriff's Office to help with the investigation and crime scene.
Warrants were issued to search the home and Larry Maples vehicle.
Another warrant was issued to search his home in Ben Wheeler.
Maples was taken to Van Zandt County Jail.
Bail has not yet been set.