Henderson County man arrested after his wife dies of gunshot wound

Daniel Joseph Scott, courtesy of Henderson County Sheriff's Office

A 28-year-old man who lives in Henderson County near Log Cabin is facing a murder charge stemming from the death of his wife, Alicia Scott, 29, who died Tuesday night from a gunshot wound.

Daniel Joseph Scott was arrested by Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Ray Yockey at East Texas Medical Center in Athens shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the investigation is still in its early stages.

“This is an ongoing investigation, and we are gathering evidence at this time, and we will provide additional information as needed,” Hillhouse said in a news release.

A search warrant for the couple’s home on Beach Road was issued by Henderson County 173rd District Judge Dan Moore and was executed by Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies. 

The victim was taken to the Southwest Institute for Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Randy Daniel set bail for Scott at $3,500,000 and he remains in custody in the Henderson County Jail.

Daniel Scott was also arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant, which stemmed from an assault charge out of Henderson County.

 

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