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Longview man charged with murder in weekend shooting

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 12:33pm

AS REPORTED IN THE LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL:

A Longview man remained jailed Tuesday in the Harrison County Jail after being arrested early Sunday and charged with murder in the shooting death of Carroll Gene Reeves, 52, of Hallsville.

According to Harrison County authorities, Colin Christopher Rider, 29, of Longview was arrested after deputies found Reeves' body about 6 p.m. Saturday in his home in the 6900 block of East Highway 80.

Reeves suffered several gunshot wounds.

An investigation showed the residence may have been burglarized.

Rider was arrested several hours later when officers and emergency medical services were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Tiffany Street in connection to a gunshot victim.

Officers and emergency personnel found Rider, also with gunshot wounds. Investigators determined he had been shot at Reeves' residence and Rider was taken into custody.

He is on parole for delivery of a controlled substance.

Rider's bond was set at $750,000. Harrison County District Attorney Joe Black said charges could be upgraded to capital murder by a grand jury.

FOR MORE ON THIS STORY, GO TO: http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/article_16b8197a-b471-5424-97ab-1...

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