There’s been another homicide in the County of Grimes. The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office first learned of it in a call from a resident of Millcreek Drive, south of Todd Mission.
Investigator Kindale Pittman says the reportee, identified only as a 76-year-old elderly female called 911 to advise they had shot an intruder who had entered the residence, who turned out to be the reportee’s caregiver.
And not only her caregiver, Pittman reports, but also her housemate, who arriving officers discovered in the residence, unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim was identified as Samuel Gene Wilson, 60, of Todd Mission, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Grimes County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace John LeFlore. Following an inquest administered by Judge LeFlore, an autopsy was ordered to be conducted at the Central Texas Autopsy Center in Lockhart, Texas.
Because they’re still investigating, Pittman tells Navasota News, the reporting party, who has cooperated with both the Sheriffs and Texas Rangers in their investigation, has not been charged, and is not being named at this time.
Pittman estimates it’ll take a couple of weeks for their investigation to end, adding they’ll also have lots of evidence to process and have to await the autopsy report.
At the end of it all, Pittman says this case will go to a Grand Jury. Anytime you have any death in these such circumstances, he explained, it has to go to a Grand Jury.
This makes the fourth homicide here in the County of Grimes since just this past April. We’ll have results of the investigation for you just as soon they become public, here on Navasota News.