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Suspect arrested in Grapeland shooting
Houston County Courier - December 2008
By Daphne Hereford
According to Grapeland Police Department, after receiving a tip on the whereabouts, of 29-year-old Grapeland resident, Ricky Alfred Walker, Jr. authorities with Killeen Police Department arrested him on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Walker was charged with attempted capital murder in connection with the Saturday, Nov. 22 shooting of 31-year-old Jason Whitt, 31 in the 400 block of Spence Circle.
According to Roland Richter with TXXV television in Waco, Walker was also charged with failure to identify fugitive and intent to give false information on a Killeen warrant.
His bond for Killeen charge was set at $5,000 and he was reportedly awaiting extradition back to Houston County on the attempted capitol murder charge.
Local authorities said following the shooting incident Walker was last seen driving a 2004 gray Hyundai bearing the license number Y74-BZR.
Houston County Sheriff's Office records indicate that Walker’s criminal history dates back to August 1998 and includes arrests for assault, aggravated sexual assault, and stalking.
HCSO records indicate Whitt’s criminal history dates back to 1996 and includes arrests for criminal trespass, possession of a controlled substance, burglary of a habitation, traffic violations and probation violation.