Arrest Made in Corrigan Homicide, CORRIGAN, July 23, 2020 - Police have arrested and charged Wesley Lavoy Wooten, 25, of Corrigan, with the shooting/killing of Clarence Colquitt.
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Wesley Lavoy Wooten, 25, of Corrigan
Officer Michael McDuffie, with Corrigan P.D., at the scene of an alleged homicide on Tuesday morning in Corrigan (07/22/20)
Homicide in Corrigan Under Investigation, CORRIGAN, July 22, 2020 - This morning local law enforcement from Corrigan Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety converged in the 300 block of Ben Franklin Street in Corrigan to investigate an alleged shooting. According to anonymous sources in Corrigan, a man named Wesley Wooten shot another man, Clarence Colquitt (both of Corrigan). The sources further stated that Colquitt was shot from behind while Colquitt was doing laundry. Colquitt was killed. Police have the scene taped off as the investigation is currently underway.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The information given to us by local residents is not officially confirmed information as local civilians are not official authorities.
That's all the information that we have at this time. We did receive a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety:
CORRIGAN – At the request of the Corrigan Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers Division is assisting with a homicide investigation. The initial information indicates this incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. today in the 300 block of West Ben Franklin St. Details are limited at this time. Additional information will be released when it becomes available for release.
End of Press Release
The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Ben Franklin.
Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson, at the scene.
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