Sister of Wood County murder victim grateful current sheriff looked into case

Hope McGlone has spent more than 15 years waiting for an arrest in the murder of her sister, Brittany.
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 12:38 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 4:41 PM CDT
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WINNSBORO, Texas (KLTV) - Hope McGlone has spent more than 15 years waiting for an arrest in the murder of her sister, Brittany.

Chad Carr
Chad Carr(Wood County Jail)

Chad Earl Carr was arrested on Thursday by Captain Mike Chilson and Ranger John Vance, who traveled to the DFW area and located Carr at 2525 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Carr was arrested for the murder of Brittany McGlone.

“I honestly didn’t think this day would come. I kind of lost hope a long time ago. It was a little bit of a surprise, I mean after 15 years it’s kind of, can’t even really explain how I feel right now, but it’s a good surprise,” she said.

Brittany McGlone was murdered in 2007. On May 4, 2007, McGlone’s body was found inside her boyfriend’s home near Lake Winnsboro along County Road 4837

“He’s got a pretty violent background, criminal history towards women. There was a couple of things in the beginning of his story that just didn’t add up. So since the beginning, he’s been a pretty big person of interest,” she said.

Hope says for years, her family had poor experiences with law enforcement investigating the case.

“They weren’t cooperative with us. Just kind of seemed to shove us off.”

That is, until Sheriff Kelly Cole took office last year.

“I really think that if it wasn’t for Sheriff Cole being in office that we probably wouldn’t even be here at this point. We’d still be like we have been for the last 15 years.”

The sister of a teenager who was murdered in Wood County in 2007 is reacting to the arrest of a suspect.

McGlone described Carr’s relationship to Brittany at the time.

“So he at the time was dating Brittany’s boyfriend’s sister at the time, that was his connection to the family,” she said.

When it comes to motive, Hope says they were always told there was a possible sexual assault involved, and noted an unrelated sex assault against Carr. Wood County Jail records confirm the arrest in June of 2007.

And while unaware of what exactly provided authorities with enough evidence to arrest Carr, she hopes it’s enough to get a conviction.

“It feels like there’s a little bit of celebrating to do, but it’s also kind of bittersweet. And we know it’s going to be a difficult road....He doesn’t deserve to see the light of day again. He doesn’t deserve to be out among society. He’s already done damage to previous families, previous women. So I think it’s time for him to be put away.”

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