TERRELL, Texas (AP) - Investigators are seeking a motive behind a bloody rampage in a small North Texas town that left five people dead, including the suspect's mother.
Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay says he thinks Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. might have attacked others if an off-duty officer hadn't seen his car. The 36-year-old suspect was chased into a wood after a high-speed chase and was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
He was held on one preliminary count each of capital murder and evading arrest, although additional charges were expected.
Lay identified the victims as Brownlow's mother, Mary Brownlow; his aunt, Belinda Walker; Jason Michael Wooden; Kelleye Lynnette Sluder; and Luis Gerardo Leal-Carrillo.
Lay said Brownlow "hung out occasionally" with Wooden and Sluder, but it was unclear if he knew Leal-Carrillo.