LINDALE, Texas (KETK) – A man has been charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of a man and a woman killed Wednesday near Lindale.
David Joshua Reed, 40, is in Smith County Jail under a $1 million bond.
The victims have been identified as Shelby Duarte, 23, of Edgewood, and Timothy Nelson, 43, of Lindale.
Reed had been dating Duarte, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office said.
Reed told investigators he rammed Duarte and Nelson with his pickup truck while both were in front of a trailer house at 19749 CR 431, near Lindale, according to a statement by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies and state troopers who responded to a 911 call about 1 a.m. Wednesday found Nelson dead on the ground and Duarte badly injured in front of the trailer. She died later at a Tyler hospital.
An empty pickup truck with the engine running was outside the trailer and investigators received information that a man had run away from the trailer.
Using evidence at the scene, investigators identified Reed as a person of interest in the case and took him in custody in his Lindale home.