Arrest affidavit shows that Henderson woman ‘appeared to have gunshot wound to the head’

Coy Jones (Source: Rusk County Jail website)
Coy Jones (Source: Rusk County Jail website)(Rusk County Jail website)
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 10:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:43 PM CDT
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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the woman who was killed in an incident Tuesday evening. A suspect is now in custody in connection with the incident.

Kristi Wilson Collier, 42 years of age from Henderson, was found at a residence on County Road 232 on Tuesday. According to an arrest affidavit, Collier “appeared to have gunshot wound trauma to the head.”

Coy Jake Jones, 39, was arrested following a manhunt in connection with Collier’s death.

Jones has been charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond at the Rusk County Jail.

During the investigation, authorities learned that Jones had told family members “he was responsible for the firearm trauma that Collier sustained.” At one point, Henderson police officers spoke to Jones at the Jalapeno Tree restaurant located at 200 Highway 79 South.

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office investigator who obtained the warrant said the Henderson PD officers who conducted the field interview said that Jones was evasive and acted extremely nervous.

During the field interview, Jones fled from the officers on foot.

The arrest affidavit also stated that Jones told two people “that during the course of a physical altercation, Coy discharged a firearm which resulted in the death of Kristi Collier.”

Autopsy results have not been released according to the post on Facebook by Sheriff Johnwayne Valdez.

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