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Waco police seeking retaliation charges against friend and brother of capital murder suspect

POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:52am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:38am

Waco police have arrested a friend of a capital murder suspect on trial this week, and are still searching for the suspect's brother.

Constance Marie Jones, 24, of Waco, was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated offense having to do with a bond issue from a previous charge. When officers booked her into jail, they discovered a warrant had been issued on Monday for her arrest.

The warrant stems from an October 7 incident, where Jones allegedly verbally threatened a witness in the capital murder case at Richland Mall.

Officers are still searching for Tyrece Richards, Jr., 25, of Waco, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on June 1. Richards allegedly displayed a hand gun in a threatening manner toward a witness in the capital murder case on May 27 at a North Waco apartment complex. Police say Richards has been on the run ever since and is considered armed and dangerous.

Jones is charged with retaliation, and Richards faces the same charge.

Richards is considered armed and dangerous and is the brother of capital murder suspect, Ricky Cummings.

Cummings is on trial this week. Cummings was arrested March 2011 for a shooting that occurred at the Lakewood Villas apartment complex, located at 1601 Spring Street in Waco. The March 28 shooting left 17-year-old Tyus Sneed and 20-year-old Keenan Hubert dead and 20-year-old Dontrae Majors and 22-year-old Marion Bible injured.

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