Authorities in Burleson County have taken a man suspected of a double homicide into custody 12 hours after the crime and following a manhunt and standoff.
Myron Douglas Phillips (pictured below) of Katy emerged peacefully, wanted in the deaths of David Weichert Sr. and Jr. The two murdered men are the father and grandfather of Phillips' step children.
The murders took place at a home off FM 3058 near the Beaver Creek community around 5:30 a.m.
Authorities searched for Phillips during the afternoon and later found him at a home in the 9400 block of County Road 244, also in Burleson County (see map below). There was a person in that home, but was released by Phillips early in the standoff according to authorities.
Negotiations went on through the afternoon and into the early evening until Phillips came out of the home and surrendered just after 5 p.m.
According to authorities, Phillips was due in a Harris County court Wednesday, but did not make that appearance. He has been indicted for sexual assault of a child. Authorities also say it was a family disturbance that led to the shooting.
In addition to Burleson County's law enforcers, Brazos County provided some resources and personnel, as did the Texas Rangers and DPS.
Somerville and Snook ISDs added extra security as a result of this threat, but after school activities and bus routes ran normally once school officials found out the suspect was surrounded.
Three other people were in the house where the shooting occured according to authorities, but they were not injured.
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