UPDATE: Wood County officials arrest father in connection with son's death

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 6:05pm

wood county — On Friday, 12-02-2011, George Saunders was located and arrested at the Walmart store in Mineola, Texas.
Saunders was arrested for an outstanding warrant for Manslaughter, in the death of his son, Loren Saunders.

George Saunders was originally scheduled to turn himself in to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office with his attorney. However, Saudners failed to show.

A Crimestopper’s tip indicated that George Saunders was staying at a residence on Patten street in Mineola. Mineola Police Officer Carolyn Tanner located George Saunders vehicle at the Walmart store at Loop 564 and State Highway 37. Further information indicated that Saunders was at Walmart.

George Saunders is currently in custody in the Wood County Detention Facility and awaiting arraignment for the above mentioned warrant.

Information from Wood County Sheriff

The father of a Wood County teen killed earlier this year by a gunshot wound has agreed to turn himself into authorities.

Lab results conclude 16-year old Loren Saunders was shot by his father George Saunders, 56, in the chest back on January 18.

George Saunders no longer lives in Wood County, but has agreed to surrender himself on a warrant for manslaughter.


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