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Police make arrest in 2009 cold case murder

Ronnie Raindle. Photo Source: Corsicana Police Department. Ronnie Raindle. Photo Source: Corsicana Police Department.

Released by the Corsicana Police Department:

CORSICANA, TX (KLTV) - On June 15, 2009, at 2:09 a.m., Corsicana Police Officers Scott DeChaume and Erin Raley arrived at a residence in the 1100 block of East G.W. Jackson in reference to an assault.   Upon their arrival they discovered Carl Wiggins, a 23 year old male, of Corsicana, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.  Mr. Wiggins was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital by Corsicana Fire Department EMS personnel and then transferred by PHI helicopter to Parkland Hospital where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.  Corsicana Police Department detectives led by Sgt. Paul Jock responded to the scene to investigate the murder.  Det. Chester Jones was assigned as the primary investigator and he was able to develop several leads, but an arrest was unable to be made.

In late 2011, additional facts and circumstances were developed by Corsicana Police Department detectives that resulted in the arrest on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, of Corsicana resident Ronnie Raindle, 20 years old, for murder.  On that date Detectives Michael Dockery and Greg Cloud executed an arrest warrant for murder issued by Justice of the Peace Kirby Hill at the Navarro County Jail, where Raindle was being held on unrelated charges.  Ronnie Raindle remains in the custody of the Navarro County Jail with a $100,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Hill.

Chief of Police Randy Bratton credited the diligence and teamwork of Detectives Dockery and Cloud, the leadership of Detective Sgt. Mark Nanny, and the initial officers and investigators that responded and investigated the murder, for the arrest and closure of this nearly three year old murder.

Anyone having information that could further assist in the investigation should contact Sgt. Mark Nanny at the Corsicana Police Department at 903-654-4911.

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