Huntsville Murder Suspect In Custody in Iowa

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Timeline:

  • June 2010: 
    • Moler released from halfway house in New Waverly by TDCJ on parole. He then went to work at a Huntsville company.
  • Sept. 6
    • 2:40p.m.: Police discover body of 17-year-old K'Lynn Kohr in Huntsville.
  • Sept. 7
    • Police say Moler pawned stolen lawn equipment in Dallas.
  • Sept. 10
    • 2pm: Moler spotted in Council Bluffs, IA.
    • 4pm: Iowa State Patrol set up troopers on Interstate 80 near West Des Moines, IA.
    • 4:45pm: Iowa State Patrol arrests Moler at a Super Target in West Des Moines.

 

*Story Update*
There's new information Sunday night in the murder of a Huntsville teen.

The suspect's cell phone is actually what helped police track him down.

Jerwoody Moler was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday.

Police said he killed 17-year-old K'Lynn Kohr who was a high school student in Huntsville.

Her body was discovered outside of her home on Labor Day.

Moler was just released from prison in June after being convicted of aggravated assault on a public servant.

Huntsville Police confirm to News 3 the suspect in a Labor Day Murder has been arrested in West Des Moines, Iowa.

HPD Lieutenant James Barnes said Moler was arrested around 4:45p.m. Friday after the Brown Ford Explorer Moler was reported to be in was spotted.

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Prior Stories:

Just three months after being paroled from prison a man is now wanted for the murder of a 17-year-old Huntsville high schooler.

27-year-old Jerwoody Moler is accused of stabbing Huntsville High School student K'Lynn Kohr to death Labor Day weekend.

Police say Moler is armed and dangerous and they need your help finding him.

Police are on a statewide manhunt for Jerwoody Moler.

Police said this man has a lengthy criminal history.

In fact, he was just paroled from prison in June for another violent crime.

"When I saw it reported on the news that night my wife or whatever both had the idea that that was probably him," said Gary Zackery, a partner with Lysander Supply Solutions.

Zackery said things weren't quite right during the time 27-year-old Jerwoody Moler worked for his company in Huntsville after being paroled from prison in June.

Huntsville Police believe Moler murdered 17-year-old Huntsville High School student K'Lynn Kohr at her mobile home on Nan Way during Labor Day weekend.

She was stabbed to death.

Moler was staying in a Halfway House in New Waverly while working as a sales and office worker at Lysander Supply Solutions.

"He did a real good job, at what he did as far as work goes he was impressing everyone and living a double life," Zackery said.

Moler has an extensive criminal history after being released this summer for aggravated assault on a public servant.

Gary Zackery suspects the man, who went by Jerod Moler may have committed even more violence while working for him.

"One of our employees lived across the street had been assaulted and robbed in his house and we pretty much had an idea it was Jerod and the week before the same thing had happened as far as the guy going in the house and taking some money from the guy," he said.

"Jerwoody Moler may be driving a tan 2002 Ford Explorer with Texas License Plate AS54 607," said Lieutenant James Barnes with the Huntsville Police Department.

After the murder police believe Moler stole his employer's company car before heading north and pawning company supplies that were in the SUV.

"Mr. Moler is believed to be traveling northbound. We have a video of him at a pawn shop in Dallas pawning stolen property. Also of note there was a bandage wrapped on his right hand indicating that he may or may not be injured on that hand," Lt. Barnes said.

Huntsville Police Lieutenant James Barnes says a connection between the victim K'Lynn Kohr and Moler hasn't been established yet.

"Every indication she was an excellent student with a bright future," Barnes said.

"I'd like to believe that none of it's true and none of the facts are leading to that I hope that it doesn't shed negative light on other people trying to do right.... I'd like to go help 'em find him," Gary Zackery said.

Since Jerwoody Moler's sighting in Dallas on Tuesday police believe he has since fled the state and may be headed to Colorado, Alabama, or Arkansas.

Huntsville Police have issued a warrant for Jerwoody Moler in connection with the murder of a 17 year-old girl.

K'Lynn Kohr was found inside her trailer in the Tanglewood Mobile home park, off Nan Way, with what looked like knife wounds on Labor Day afternoon.

Moler is described as a 190 pound white man, 5'11, with red hair and hazel eyes. He is 27 years old and considered armed and dangerous.

Police say Moler was in prison for assault on a public servant and escape out of Gray County, Texas. He was released from TDCJ on parole in June of this year to a Christian based half-way house in New Waverly. Police also confirm Moler found work in Huntsville through this Christian group.

Huntsville detectives believe Jerwoody Moler is traveling north from Huntsville and say he was last seen at a pawn shop in Dallas on Wednesday, where he pawned stolen lawn equipment. He may be driving a tan 2002 Ford Explorer, TXLP# AS54-607. It has minor damage to the passenger side, a Marine Corp sticker and a religious cross sticker on the back window. Police also say the SUV is stolen.


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