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Smith County deputies arrest homicide suspect

Smith County deputies arrest homicide suspect
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POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:41pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:53am

Investigators with the Smith County Sheriff's office are investigating a homicide. Deputies received a 911 call from a residence in the 3700 block of Jackson Avenue in the northeastern part of the county at 1:48 a.m.

Patrol deputies and EMS responded to the call and found R.L. Britton, 56 of Tyler dead in the laundry room of the residence.

His son, Randall Britton, 28, of Tyler was arrested at the scene.  He is charged with murder.

Judge Christi Kennedy of the 114th State District Court set his bond at $150,000. He is currently being booked into the Smith County jail.

For more information on the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, visit The Sheriff’s Office also has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter at @SmithCSO.  

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