Alleged Austin Murderer Caught in New York

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Law officers say that detectives charged a fugitive arrested in New York with murder in the death of one of four people slain at a home northwest of Austin -- and tracked possible links to other homicides in Texas and Pennsylvania.

Federal and local authorities arrested a man midday Monday in New York, whom they said is a suspect in the Texas quadruple homicide.

The US Marshals Service says that Paul Devoe the Third -- a 43-year-old who had a handgun with him -- was convinced to surrender after a brief standoff.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says that Devoe was charged with the murder of Paula Griffith, one of four people found shot to death in the Austin area home. Bond was set at $2 million.

An official with the Marshal's Service says that Devoe also was charged charged with murder in the Texas slaying of a bartender in Marble Falls on Friday and on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Marble Falls is about 20 miles from where four people were found dead near Jonestown.

Authorities say that a vehicle found in the driveway where Devoe was arrested had Pennsylvania license plates, and a trace on those plates led to an elderly woman in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, who was found dead. Pennsylvania State Police say that a vehicle registered to one of the Texas victims was found at the murder scene in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.


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