Victims Thought to Include GHS Band Director Perry Frank

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

TYLER – A Tyler nurse has been arrested and charged with murder. According to an arrest affidavit, one of his alleged victims is thought to be former Grapeland High School Band Director Perry Frank, who perished following a heart procedure during the summer of 2017.

William George Davis, 34, is confined to the Smith County Jail and is being held on one count of murder. Tyler police, however, have indicated several more charges are likely to follow.

The affidavit specifically names one person who died, 47-year-old Christopher Greenaway, as an alleged victim of Davis. Two others – Joseph Kalina, 58, and Pamela Henderson, 63 – were left with permanent injuries and were also listed as alleged victims of Davis.

Several other unnamed patients, including the 61-year-old former GHS band director, a 58-year-old man, a 54-year-old man and a 56-year-old man were among those listed in the legal documents as possible victims.

Frank’s identity was confirmed by family members through another media source. He passed away on June 22, 2017.

The investigation, which began in June of 2017, is ongoing. For complete details and further information as it becomes available, check back online or see the Sunday, April 15 edition of The Messenger.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.