A man involved in the 2016 murder of Jason Currie in Grimes County has pleaded guilty to murder.
The trial for Colton Joe Manning of Madisonville was postponed in October of 2019. Currie was reported missing in June 2016, and his body found in a remote creed bed in July of 2016. The incident happened June 25 of 2016, where Currie and his friend arrived at a property near Bedias to buy meth from two men.
An ensuing altercation resulted in Currie being shot and killed. Currie’s friend managed to escape the scene in a truck.
The other man involved in the crime, James “Danny” Green, was sentenced to life in prison in April 2019 for his role in the murder. Witnesses said that Green, who pulled the trigger, was actively supported and encouraged by an armed Manning.
Manning was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday after a plea agreement.
He has no prior felony convictions. Manning awaits in the Grimes county jail until his transfer to prison.