By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – Over the weekend, an arrest was made in the Friday, Feb. 1 homicide of 24-year-old Cadarius Dysha Williams, according to Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Chief Deputy Gary “GP” Shearer.

Williams’ body was discovered on County Road 1135 – in the Tadmor community – Friday morning on County Road 1135 at approximately 10:30 a.m. HCSO deputies were dispatched to the location and upon arrival, it “… was apparent that Williams was deceased and paramedics confirmed,” according to HCSO Chief Deputy Gary “GP” Shearer.

On Sunday morning, Feb. 3, the chief deputy reported 48-year-old Tyron Mark of Lufkin had been arrested and charged with the murder of Williams after Mark “… attempted to elude law enforcement and (a) vehicle pursuit ensued. Mark was eventually stopped and subsequently arrested for evading.”

Shearer added, “Investigators were able to recover evidence that linked Mark to the murder. Investigators Ryan Martin and Sgt. Mike McCreight sought an arrest warrant and submitted information to Precinct One Justice of the Peace Clyde Black, who issued the warrant this morning (Sunday) shortly after 11 AM. The warrant was then served while Mark was in custody in the Angelina County Jail.”

Mark was charged with first degree felony murder, evading arrest, a state jail felony and running a red light. He is currently held in the Angelina County Jail on bonds totaling $753,000.

According to Section 12.32 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”

“We are certainly proud of our team and the way they handled this investigation from its inception. We also would like to thank the (following) agencies for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation: the Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers Division, the Lufkin Police Department and the Alto Police Department,” Shearer stated. 

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