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Longview PD: Murder suspect will not face additional charge

Longview PD: Murder suspect will not face additional charge
Smith County Jail
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:28pm

Longview Police  have determined a third person was injured as a result of a fatal shooting, but the alleged shooter will not be charged.

Authorities said a person dove through a glass window during the murder of Chanda Martin, 38, and Kimberly Rayson, 35, at a home in the 300 block of Thelma Street. The accused shooter, Isaiah Christopher Roberts, 29, will not face additional charges. Police determined he was not responsible for the injury.

On June 15, Roberts shot and killed two people, then led officers and deputies on a chase through Gregg and Smith County, according to the Longview Police Department. After avoiding several spike strips during the pursuit, he sped through several intersections, causing a major accident involving four vehicles, Two people were injured. 

Roberts was eventually stopped at the intersection of Glenwood Boulevard and Hill Avenue and was taken into custody. When police searched his vehicle they found he was in possession of two firearms. 

According to Tyler PIO Don Martin, upon further investigation of the crash, it was later determined that the crash occurred prior to the police pursuit entering the crash scene. Tyler Police Department requested the Smith County District Attorney’s office to dismiss the five counts of accident causing injury against Roberts. 


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