A Louisiana man was arrested Wednesday night in Smith County on a murder charge out of Dallas County.

Fredrick Cortez Walker, 31, of Monroe, Louisiana, was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety and booked into the Smith County Jail at 7:20 p.m., according to jail records.

Walker was also charged with forgery of a government or national instrument, money or security, and speeding in Smith County, according to the jail booking report.

He is being held on bonds of $100,000, $10,000 and $158 for the charges.

Details on the murder charge are not available at this time.


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