GARRISON, Texas (KETK) – Rusk County Sheriff’s Office has announced they have a man in custody after searching for him in relation to a murder in the Garrison area on Saturday.

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office said they started investigating a shooting after the victim, David Lewis, 43, of Timpson was pulled over in Nacogdoches County around 12:30 a.m. near US-59 North.

According to Rusk County, Lewis was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Officials determined that the shooting happened in Rusk County and began knocking on doors to find leads. This eventually led Rusk County Sheriff’s Office to David Lawrence Davis II.

Davis was arrested without incident, according to Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said that they considered Davis armed and dangerous before they found him and arrested him at a house around 3 p.m. on Sunday. He was charged with murder.

The Sheriff’s Office said they originally received a call from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office about a male victim who was shot and died.

The Sheriff’s Office said Davis is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

During their search, officials said that Davis was last seen wearing a dark shirt and pants on Rusk County Road 3284. Rusk County Sheriff’s Office thanked the public for their calls and tips.


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