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Lufkin murder suspect's bond set at $100,000

Rodney Sheperd. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail. Rodney Sheperd. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man accused of stabbing another man to death is still in jail with a $100,000 bond.

Rodney Evan Sheperd, 44, is charged with murder. He was taken into custody Tuesday night, but was not booked into the Angelina County Jail until Wednesday evening.

Justice of the Peace Billy Ball set the $100,000 bond.

Lufkin Police officers responded to a disturbance call at 11:01 p.m. at 908 Rowe Avenue. When they arrived, they found Frederic Gilmore, a resident at the house, laying in the front yard with a wound to his neck. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Also on scene was Sheperd, another resident at the house, who told officers he had stabbed Gilmore, according to the report. Officers recovered the knife out of his pocket and arrested Sheperd, according to the report.

Following interviews with detectives, Sheperd was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a charge of murder.

Police say the two began arguing over an unknown issue inside the house. The argument then turned into a physical fight outside.

Sheperd made an initial appearance in District Judge Paul White's courtroom Thursday, where he was assigned an attorney.

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