Grimes County man found guilty of murder

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ANDERSON, Tex. (KBTX) - A Grimes County man will learn his fate after being found guilty of murder.

James Daniel “Danny” Green was found guilty of murdering Jason Currie.

Green, 45, of Bedias, and Colton Joe Manning, 26, of Madisonville, were arrested and charged with the murder of Currie in 2016.

According to a probable cause statement, Green admitted that he and Manning shot Currie during what was supposedly going to be a drug deal. Currie was reported as missing on June 25, having last been seen in the Bedias area.

According to probable cause statements filed by authorities, a friend of Currie's who had been involved in a wreck on the morning of June 26 was interviewed.

Currie's friend said the two had gone to meet Green and Manning at Green's residence in Bedias to buy methamphetamine. The friend said Green and Manning told them to go to property southwest of Bedias, and once they arrived, there was a fight. The friend said Manning and Green shot Currie. The friend escaped in his truck, but later lost control of it and crashed.

When Green was questioned, authorities say he admitted that he and Manning had shot Currie, loaded his body into Green's truck and dumped it in one location. The next day, authorities say Green told them he and Manning moved the body to a creek bed off County Road 142. Green says he took $8 off Currie's body at that time.

Currie's remains were eventually discovered off CR 142 on July 13, according to the sheriff's office.

The sentencing phase in Green trial is now underway. Manning's trial will start later this year.