LAMPASAS — Three men were charged with murder in connection with the weekend shooting death of a 43-year-old Copperas Cove man whose body was found in a Lampasas RV park.
The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Donnely Frank Richey, 27, Jason Lee Martell, 28, and Bobby Ray Stratton, 22.
Richey and Martell were in Lampasas County Jail late Tuesday after being charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Curtis Lee Shed Jr., of Copperas Cove.
Both men, who were arrested Monday, are being held on $150,000 bond.
Stratton, who was arrested Sunday, also is being held on $150,000 bond on a murder charge.
Charges are pending against a fourth person, Frank James Muns, 30.
When he was picked up by sheriff’s deputies Sunday, Muns was suffering from a gunshot wound.
Sheriff David Whitis said Muns remains at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where he was taken for treatment.
Shed’s body was discovered by sheriff’s investigators after Cove police advised the sheriff’s office around 1 a.m. Sunday that a caller had
reported a dead male in a vehicle at Town Oaks RV Park on U.S. Highway 190, the sheriff’s office news release stated.
The caller also told police the victim was shot on County Road 3300 in Lampasas, where an altercation had taken place.
Upon locating the vehicle, a Chervolet Malibu sedan, sheriff’s investigators found Shed dead in the back seat.
The caller told police Shed reportedly had gone from Copperas Cove to a location on County Road 3300 with Stratton and Muns to meet another group of people, the release stated.
Stratton and Muns returned later without Shed and advised the caller Shed was shot.
Stratton and Muns were later identified and arrested on Avenue G in Lampasas, where Muns was transferred to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
The vehicle in which Shed, Stratton and Muns were riding was sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Austin for forensic processing.
“Investigators now believe that all parties involved in the offense have been identified and arrested or questioned,” a sheriff’s office news release stated Tuesday.
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