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Marshall PD identify man found in I-20 ditch


UPDATE 5:00 pm: Victim identified as Charles Steven Ledbetter Jr., 33, of Jefferson.

An arrest warrant was issued for David Wayne Brown, 54. Brown was arrested and transported to the HCSO jail.


MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - Marshall police are investigating a dead body in a ditch on I-20 at Hwy 59.

According to Marshall Police Department's Public Information Officer, Sonya Johnson, the Marshall Police Department received a 911 call at 7:00 Tuesday morning, about a body along Hwy 59 and I-20.

The body is that of a white male in his mid 30's with no ID. There was a lot of blood at the scene, but no cause of death has been determined. Authorities are treating it as a homicide at this point.

According to the Marshall Police Department, the man was found with several stab wounds, and was pronounced dead at the scene by JP Westy Meisenheimer.

The man has been identified as Charles Steven Ledbetter Jr., 33, of Jefferson.

An arrest warrant was issued for David Wayne Brown, 54. Brown was arrested and transported to the HCSO jail.

This is a high transient area and is the second time in the last 10 years that a body has been found at this location and the last time it turned out to be a homicide.

The investigation is on going.

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