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Trinity men jailed on burglary charges
Trinity Standard - January 2010
TRINITY – Two Trinity men arrested on burglary charges last week were being interviewed by officers seeking information concerning a Huntsville stabbing death.
Joey Gray, 32, and Shyan Spykes, 20, were both arrested on New Year’s Eve on burglary of a habitation charges filed in connection with a Dec. 30 break-in reported at a Huntsville apartment complex.
Both remained in the Walker County Jail in Huntsville early this week.
Spykes was taken into custody in Shepherd and was returned to Huntsville by members of the Huntsville Police Department. Spykes also was wanted on a Trinity County warrant after being indicted on a felony hindering a secured creditor charge.
Gray was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Dec. 31 in Trinity by the Trinity Police Department.
Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said he, along with officers Millard Stains and John Raiford responded to an anonymous tip that Gray was in a minivan parked outside the Trinity County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6899 in Trinity.
While Gray was taken into custody with incident, Jones said the officers had a brief verbal confrontation with two others who objected to Gray’s arrest on New Year’s Eve.
According to Texas Ranger Steve Jetter of Huntsville, the burglary charge was filed in connection with the theft of clothing and a computer from a Huntsville apartment.
In addition, he said officers wanted to speak with both men in connection with the Dec. 30 murder of John Wayne McCrary, 22, of Shepherd, who died after being stabbed in the parking lot of the Shenanigan’s nightclub in Huntsville.
Jett said that while neither Spykes nor Gray are currently suspects in that murder, it was believed they both had been at the nightclub on the night of the incident and that they were both acquainted with McCrary.
“We are interested in speaking to any of the victim’s acquaintances in order to gather as much information as possible,” the ranger said.
Jetter asked that anyone with any information about the murder to contact either Sgt. Jim Barnes or Detective Eric Scott of the Huntsville Police Department at 291-5480. They also may contact the Texas Ranger’s office at (936) 435-0152