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10:40am — Texas Murder Suspect Caught in Las Vegas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Man indicted for March shooting death in San Angelo, Texas, captured by police in New Mexico.

A fugitive indicted for murder in the shooting death of San Angelo, Texas, resident Kevin Harris has been captured in New Mexico, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported this week.

Jason Allen Paul, 34, was taken into custody in Las Vegas, N.M., on Tuesday and was awaiting extradition to Texas, the Standard-Times said.

The 21-year-old Paul was shot to death on March 2, and police originally sought seven people in connection with the shooting, arresting six and releasing one of those without charges, according to the paper.

Only Harris remained at large until Tuesday, the Standard-Times said.

Paul was taken into custody without incident at the Inn of Las Vegas, after police received word that Paul had called San Angelo from a Las Vegas residence, asking for money to repair his broken-down vehicle, according to a report in The New Mexican.


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Police were able to track Paul down after a Las Vegas resident said he had picked Paul up panhandling, brought him home to feed him, and dropped him off at the hotel, The New Mexican cited an online report from a Texas newspaper.

Las Vegas officers were making a room-to-room search when Paul yelled, “You got me. You got me,” according to the Independent’s report.

The San Angelo suspects originally were charged with organized criminal activity, but a Tom Green (Texas) County grand jury earlier this month handed up indictments for murder against Paul, 40-year-old Woody Joe Jackson and Randy Eugene Stripland, 40, the paper reported.

Two other suspects, Kelly Edgar Fryar Jr., 25, and Breeane Andrews, 22, remained jailed on charges of organized criminal activity, while a third man facing the organized criminal activity charge, 40-year-old Jon Curry Ducote, is free on $20,000 bond, the Standard-Times reported.