TERRELL, Texas (AP) — Authorities feared a man suspected of killing five people during a series of attacks in a North Texas community might have harmed more individuals if he hadn't been arrested after being spotted by an off-duty officer.
Terrell Police Chief Jody Law declined Tuesday to speculate on a motive for the slayings.
Law said Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. has been charged with one count of capital murder and one count of evading arrest. More charges are expected to be filed.
Police say the attacks took place over a 5½ hour period on Monday.
The victims have been identified as Mary Brownlow, the suspect's mother; Belinda Walker, his aunt; Jason Michael Wooden and Kelleye Lynnette Sluder, a couple police say Charles Brownlow knew; and Luis Gerardo Leal-Carrillo, a convenience store worker.