The manhunt for capital homicide suspect, Michael “Mike” Rodriguez, is over. The 28-year-old Lufkin man was taken into custody moments in the past within the 2200 block of North Raguet Avenue after officers situated him utilizing data from a Crime Stoppers tip.
Rodriguez is a suspect within the deaths of Carolyn Worth, 68, and Cecil Sheffield, 77. A member of the family discovered the aged couple deceased of their residence round 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon within the 100 block of Dwelling Avenue, situated close to Herty Major Faculty.
By late Thursday afternoon, the investigation led detectives to consider that Rodriguez was concerned within the homicide of the 2 people. This led authorities to concern a launch asking residents to be looking out for Rodriguez in addition to asking residents to share any data which may result in his seize. That clearly paid off as an nameless citizen stepped ahead with data that led to his arrest.
Rodriguez has a historical past of violence with 18 prior Angelina County arrests on fees together with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, participating in organized prison exercise, possession of a managed substance, assault/household violence, and DWI. Lots of those that commented on Fb posts regarding his whereabouts expressed concern at how somebody with such a violent historical past wouldn’t be behind bars.
Lufkin Police will launch extra data in regards to the investigation because the case unfolds. Please proceed to increase your prayers to all those who have been affected by this horrible crime.
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