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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Police Arrest Two in Connection with June 5 Capital Murder

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder that happened at the Village on Telluride on June 5. Jon Hunter Jervis (07/29/1995) and Lapear O’Neal Willrich (08/17/1993) have both been charged with Capital Murder.

Jon JervisJon Hunter Jervis (07/29/1995)      Lapear WillrichLapear O’Neal Willrich (08/17/1993)

San Marcos Police Department investigators worked tirelessly and gathered a large amount of evidence from various sources including surveillance video. SMPD was able to determine that there were two offenders involved in this homicide, and the entire murder was recorded by a video camera mounted inside the apartment of the crime scene. Additionally, other surveillance videos and witness statements led SMPD to determine the vehicle used by the offenders was a white/cream, 1994 to 1996 Cadillac Deville.

On Tuesday, June 18, SMPD Criminal Investigation Division received information that a similar vehicle was registered to a resident of Giddings, Texas and it was listed for sale. SMPD further learned that the vehicle was recently involved in an arrest by the Bryan Police Department. During that incident, Bryan PD arrested Jervis from the vehicle for several warrants. When SMPD was made aware of Jervis’ arrest, he was still incarcerated in the Brazos County Jail.

In the evening of June 18, several SMPD detectives traveled to the Brazos County Jail and gathered further evidence of Jervis’ involvement in the Capital Murder, including the fact that Jervis had a healing gunshot wound that he sustained during the June 5 offense. Hays County Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno issued an arrest warrant for Capital Murder, and the warrant was served on Jervis at the Brazos County Jail where he awaits extradition.

Continued investigative work on Wednesday, June 19, led detectives to Willrich, a resident of Giddings, as the second offender in this case. Hays County Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno issued an arrest warrant for capital murder, and Willrich was arrested by members of SMPD in Giddings. Willrich was transported immediately to the Hays County Jail. At the time of his arrest, it was learned that he also had a healing gunshot wound sustained during the June 5 offense.

“The Criminal Investigations Division has been working non-stop to solve this case quickly,” said SMPD Police Chief Chase Stapp. “We also want to thank the Texas Rangers and the Bryan and Giddings Police Departments for their assistance in helping arrest these two men.”

At this time the SMPD is awaiting Jervis’ extradition, and Willrich remains in the Hays County Jail. The investigation into this crime continues.

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