BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - Three people were in custody Friday in connection with the house fire in Burnet County that left two dead late Wednesday, authorities said.
Gregory Mark Currie, 30, of Georgia, and 34-year-old Juston Aaron Curbow of Marble Falls were charged with capital murder, and Melissa Marie Frink, 33, of Brownwood was charged with tampering with evidence.
"We're confident that law enforcement has arrested everyone that's directly responsible for those deaths," said Sonny McAfee, the 33rd Judicial district attorney for Burnet, Llano, Blanco and San Saba counties.
The victims were identified as Dorrina Ruth Reese, 42, and 30-year-old Thomas Edward Wells. An autopsy is scheduled to determine their cause of death.
The bodies were found in the burned house in a neighborhood off State Highway 71 in Burnet. The fire at 208 County Road 425 was called in just after 11:30 p.m. The Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department responded, then called for assistance once firefighters assessed the situation.
The person who reported the fire told authorities that three people had left the residence and that a "green Ford Focus had been involved in the physical disturbance."
Investigators spent Thursday going through the home looking for clues when they spotted a man pretending to be a handyman nearby.
"He was confronted by one of the deputies and gave the story that he was there to do work on the house," said Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith. "But the lady that owned the house showed up and said, 'no there wasn't any work that was to be done.'"
The Burnet County Sheriff's Office wouldn't speculate on a motive citing an active investigation but did say several weapons were found inside the home and the victims didn't die from fire related injuries. The office also said that shots were fired in the house.
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