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Sheriff: Rusk County man arrested for murdering brother

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Brian Jerome Townsend (Source: Rusk County Jail) Brian Jerome Townsend (Source: Rusk County Jail)
RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The Rusk County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating a murder that occurred in Mt. Enterprise on Monday.

According to police, deputies from the Rusk County Sheriff's department were dispatched to the 15000 block of County Road 3167 in Mt. Enterprise. Two individuals, later identified as brothers, were involved in an altercation that left one of the brothers dead.

24-year-old Brian Jerome Townsend, of Mt. Enterprise, was taken into custody for the murder of his brother, 32-year-old Alonzo Lewis. Townsend was booked into the Rusk County Jail on the charge of first degree murder. 

This investigation is on-going and more details will be made available as they emerge. 

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