Rusk County man charged with murder; brother's body found in burned mobile home
POSTED: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:29am
UPDATED: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:34pm
RUSK COUNTY - One man is now in Rusk County custody after allegedly shooting his brother. The body of Larry Glen Hale was found in a burned mobile home on Friday night.
That night, Rusk County officials got a 911 call from someone on County Road 2142A, near Tatum.
The caller said his brother was drunk and shooting a gun in his front yard.
When a deputy arrived, they didn't find a man shooting, but they found the caller's mobile home engulfed in flames.
After the Tatum Fire Department put out the fire that destroyed the mobile home, they found a body inside.
Rusk County Chief Deputy Ron Duncan says 3 brothers lived in 2 different mobile homes on the property.
After an autopsy, it was determined Hale died of a gunshot wound and not the fire.
After an investigation, Hale's brother is now in a Rusk County jail on a murder charge. His name will be released after arraignment.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arrest warrant served
On 12/26/10 at about 11:26 am Investigators with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by Southwest Forensics in reference to the autopsy of victim Larry Glen Hale 6/29/56. Hale was identified as the victim discovered in the burned residence located at 11320 Rusk County Road 2142A on 12/24/10. Investigators learned from Southwest Forensics that the victim had died as a result of a gunshot wound and not as a result of the fire. Investigators who were still actively pursuing leads in the case developed probable cause to obtain a arrest warrant for a suspect. The warrant which was sign by Rusk County District Judge Clay Gossett was served on the suspect at about 12:36 am on 12/ 27/10 at a residence in Easton, Texas. The suspect is currently incarcerated in the Rusk County Jail awaiting to be arraigned for murder. Rusk County Sheriff Danny Pirtle would like to thank the Tatum and Elderville fire departments as well as Rusk County Judges Bonnie Miller and Clay Gossett as well as District Attorney Michael Jimmerson who all assisted in bringing this case to its conclusion. Rusk County investigators worked this case continuously through the Christmas holiday to its conclusion. Sheriff Pirtle would like the citizens of Rusk County to know that the dedicated employee’s of the sheriff’s office are at work so that they can enjoy a safe holiday season.