BRANSON, Mo. (KXAN/KYTV) - Mark David Simmons is now in custody in Missouri, where he wasin a standoff with local police.
A Hays County Sheriff's Department deputy, along with a TexasRanger, are en route to Branson, Missouri to gather evidence andcontinue the investigation into the death of Steven WayneWoelfel.
Police were reportedly tipped off to Simmons following two motelrobberies throughout the weekend in Missouri. With a description ofthe vehicle involved, police ran the plates on a vehicle in anothermotel parking lot that came up stolen out of Hays County, Texas -reported stolen by Simmons' mother.
The Hays CountySheriff's Office charged Simmons in mid-May with capital murderin connection with the April 17 death of Steven Wayne Woelfel,55.
While fighting a blaze at 1132Live Oak Loop in Buda, firefighters found Woelfel dead in hisgarage.
Authorities said Simmons was one of the last known people tohave been with the victim and was considered armed anddangerous.
Simmons also had an active warrant out of Rockportconnected to a failure to appear in court on a weaponsviolation.
Authorities said Simmons was last believed to be driving ablue/silver 2008 Hyundai Sonata with the Texas license platesFKR-062, stolen from Aransas County.
A teacher from Austin was shot and killed while jogging in Benghazi, Libyan officials confirmed Thursday.
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
Several organizations on Thursday called for an end to the use of stun guns in schools, saying the incident Cedar Creek High School last month shows the dangers of such devices.
The expected winter weather has delayed initial construction work on MoPac until the rain and cold temperatures pass through.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
A bitterly cold arctic air mass plunging through Central Texas is breaking temperature records, and will be followed by a dangerous, potentially damaging ice storm.