The manhunt for capital murder suspect, Michael “Mike” Rodriguez, is over.  The 28-year-old Lufkin man was taken into custody moments ago in the 2200 block of North Raguet Street after officers located him using information from a Crime Stoppers tip.

Rodriguez is a suspect in the deaths of Carolyn Price, 68, and Cecil Sheffield, 77. A family member found the elderly couple deceased in their home around 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of Home Avenue, located near Herty Primary School.

By late Thursday afternoon, the investigation led detectives to believe that Rodriguez was involved in the murder of the two individuals. This led authorities to issue a release asking residents to be on the lookout for Rodriguez as well as asking residents to share any information that might lead to his capture.  That obviously paid off as an anonymous citizen stepped forward with information that led to his arrest.

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Rodriguez has a history of violence with 18 prior Angelina County arrests on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, engaging in organized criminal activity, possession of a controlled substance, assault/family violence, and DWI.  Many of those who commented on Facebook posts concerning his whereabouts expressed concern at how someone with such a violent history would not be behind bars.

Lufkin Police will release more information concerning the investigation as the case unfolds.  Please continue to extend your prayers to all those that were affected by this terrible crime.

 

 

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