updated 2:19 PM UTC, Oct 15, 2020

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Letha Westfall now suspect in Nathan and Krystal Maddox murders

by Emily Waldrep

Tyler County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Phil Ryan says that Letha Westfall is now officially a suspect in the murders of Nathan and Krystal Maddox that occurred at Mount Caramel Baptist Church in January.

Tyler County Sheriff's Office was notified this week by Jasper Police Department that Letha Westfall, a resident of Tyler County, had an outstanding felony warrant  for Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud, issued by Judge Barbara Jackson of Jasper.

"Westfall, a suspect in the murders of her ex son-in-law Nathan Bradley Maddox and Krystal Maddox, was arrested at her residence without incident and booked into the Tyler County Jail," said Ryan.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office, Texas Ranger and the FBI continue the investigation of the murders that took place on January 18 on the front steps of the secluded Colmesneil Church.

"The double homicide investigation continues to progress each day but anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office," Ryan said.

The arrest of Westfall was unrelated to the Tyler County homicide investigation.




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