Austin man arrested in Mississippi, charged in girlfriend's death

AUSTIN (KXAN) --  What was considered a suspicious death in North Austin has been ruled a homicide. Kevin Michael Waguespack, 32, is accused of killing his girlfriend in their home in the 7500 block of Northcrest Boulevard, according to police.

According to court documents, a friend checked on Catherine Dyer, 32, on Nov. 17 after receiving a call from a mutual friend who said Waguespack, who goes by Michael, admitted he, "had done something really bad." A friend went to Dyer's home and found her unresponsive in a bedroom in the back of the home.  The friend said she had a head wound. According to the affidavit there was a rifle and blood all over the bed.

Detectives with the Austin Police Department Crime Scene Units obtained a search warrant and found a bloody scene throughout the house with furniture turned over, and pieces of what appeared to be the stock of a rifle in several rooms.

The arrest affidavit indicated Waguespack called 911 on Tuesday at 2:12 a.m and stated he "killed this woman and her name is Catherine Dyer."

On Wednesday afternoon, Waguespack was taken into custody after a short standoff with police in Adams County, Mississippi.

Mark Rangel lives next door and said he heard a lot of commotion coming form the home Monday night.  He said he knew both Waguespack and Dyer.

"It's just crazy, I never knew something like that would happen, they were nice people," said Rangel in an interview with KXAN News. "I never knew he would do such a thing like that, I had a good friend relationship with both of them."

Rangel told a detective on the night of Nov. 16 he was in the kitchen and heard tires from a vehicle screeching to a halt.  He said he heard a lot of yelling from a man and heard things breaking and falling down.

"I heard a bunch of crying, she was crying a bunch of yelling, things getting knocked down I guess punching walls and a lot of things falling down," recalled Rangel. "I see him come outside, I don't know what he was doing went into his truck for a minute, went around his truck and came back inside and more yelling, and she was crying talking a little bit, and after that it got quiet."

Dyer worked for Avnet Services as an IT services consultant for more than four years before recently joining another company.

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