Andrew Sommervold

A 21-year-old man charged with the murder of a Copperas Cove teen in November was extradited from California to the Coryell County Jail Sunday.

Andrew Sommervold was arrested by Pittsburg, California, police, according to a spokeswoman with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department.

Sommervold was the third suspect arrested in connection to the Nov. 9 slaying of 17-year-old Larry Anthony Quinn Thomas on Bonnie Lane in Cove.

Police said Jamiroquai Michael Onyemaechi Kiaunte Ejiawoko, 17, of Cove, and Joshua David Vega, 23, of Cove, were arrested Nov. 15 on murder charges after Thomas died Nov. 10 following a shooting in the 300 block of Bonnie Lane.

Ejiawoko and Vega were both arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and assigned $500,000 bail.

On Nov. 15, police announced that Sommervold was wanted in connection with the incident. Police said Sommervold’s whereabouts were unknown at the time, but he was considered armed and dangerous.

Sommervold is being held in the county jail on $500,000 bail.

Police are also seeking a female juvenile in connection with the incident but have not released a name or identifying information.

Police arrived at Bonnie Lane at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 9 to see Thomas suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.

A preliminary investigation showed an argument took place in the early evening between Thomas and the suspects, police said. Following the argument, the suspects left the scene and returned before the shooting, police said.

Emergency medical services personnel rushed Thomas to Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. | 254-501-7567

(1) comment


You can run, but you can't hide for very long. The long arm of the law can find you in any civilized spot on this planet. Another good job by the REAL police.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.