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UPDATED: BREAKING: Lamar County Sheriff’s Office investigates possible homicide


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Claude Edward Siddle

According to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, Claude Edward Siddle Jr. was arrested and charged with murder. Bond has been set at $200,000.

At about 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible homicide at a home in Southwest Lamar County.

“Lamar County Deputies arrived and found a 51-year-old female who had been shot and was deceased on scene,” Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass said.

Deputies located and arrested an adult male suspect, a family member to the deceased. Cass said the suspect had allegedly shot the victim outside the residence.

“The male suspect, whose name will not be released until family notifications have been made, was taken into custody and transported to the Lamar County Jail awaiting magistration,” Cass said. “The male suspect was charged with murder.”

He said sheriff detectives and Texas Ranger Stacy McNeal are investigating the alleged homicide.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family,” Cass said.

He said updates will be made available as the investigation is on-going.

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