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Man-hunt comes to a close
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TRINITY — A man-hunt that had several Texas Criminal Justice agencies digging in corners and scouring through trails finally came to a close on Thursday, April 17. The United States Marshall's, Trinity County Sheriff's deputies, Department of Public Safety, Groveton, Beaumont, Nacogdoches Police Departments, and the District Attorney's Investigator all worked together to apprehend the suspect. Deputy Pickle, of the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, made the arrest when chasing Lewis into a field. Cody Jamar Lewis, 27, of Beaumont had a warrant issued for his arrest for a murder conducted in Jefferson County around April 5. According to Woody Wallace, Lewis was a native of Lufkin and had family in the Pennington area. A tip was called in about the residence in which Lewis was supposedly hiding. When officers would follow-up on the tip residents would tell them, they did not know where Lewis was. Now that Lewis has been apprehended those residents Cedric Edwards, and Terrance Edwards along with friend Hope Pennington, face charges for Hindering Arrest or Apprehension which is a third-degree felony. All of them are in custody at this time. According to KWBB News out of Beaumont, a 911 call lead officers to a field off of South China Road in Jefferson County. They found a man's body naked and wrapped in a sheet in the backseat of a Volkswagen Jetta. Kevin Moyer, 53, of Dallas was identified through dental records as the victim of this heinous crime. His cause of death was traumatic injuries. While Jefferson County investigators were on scene, one of the suspects contacted a deputy and gave pertinent details of the murder and how it unfolded. Arthur Christopher Harmon, 21, Yiannis Mihail, 31, and Cody Jamar Lewis, 27, lured Moyer to their residence in Beaumont to rob him. During the robbery the victim was killed. Mihail, Harmon and Lewis took the body, put it in the backseat of the car, and dumped the body and the car off of South China Road in Jefferson County. Cody Jamar Lewis is behind bars in a Jefferson County jail his charges are: Tampering with Physical Evidence and Murder, his bonds are set at $2 million. Arthur Christopher Harmon and Yiannis Nickolaos Mihail have been in Jefferson County jail each charged with murder. Their bonds are set at $1 million each. Moyer, the victim in this case, was a sales representative of the Greater Houston area, for Doris Sanders, Ltd., a wholesale showroom in Dallas for textiles and home décor. He began working for this company in late February or early March. The company president had this to say, "Kevin was kind and customers loved him", he was traveling from Houston to Beaumont for an appointment.


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