Suspect Transferred Back to Houston County
By Will Johnson
HOUSTON COUNTY – New details are emerging in the Feb. 1 murder of 24-year-old Cadarius Dysha Williams, whose body was found in the Tadmor community.
Tyron Dwuan Mark, 48-years-of-age from Lufkin, was apprehended on Feb. 3 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,” according to Houston County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gary “G.P.” Shearer.
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 transferred back to Houston County on Wednesday, March 13 and according to the original affidavit of probable cause, a surveillance video initially led law enforcement officers to consider Mark as a suspect.
After Mark attempted to flee from Lufkin Police Department officers, a search warrant was obtained for his residence.
“A .40 caliber handgun was recovered at his residence. The ammunition in the handgun located at Mark’s home was the same as the ammunition that was found at the scene of the murder,” the affidavit reported.
Tire tracks left at the scene of the crime also matched the tread pattern found on the tires of Mark’s 2011 Lincoln Town Car.
It was also discovered a family member of Marks “… had purchased .40 caliber ammunition just days prior to the murder of Williams for Mark and at his request. There were also other witnesses who stated Mark and Williams did not get along and had issues.”
Mark is being held at the Houston County Jail on one count of first-degree felony murder.
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.”