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Teague Man Charged With Capital Murder

Larson Edwin Moore, III

Twenty three year-old Larson Edwin Moore, III, of Teague, who was considered a person of interest in the murder of 66-year-old Marjorie Harris Pevehouse, has been charged with Capital Murder.

Teague Chief of Police stated in a press release that the Teague Police Department along with the Freestone County Sheriff?s Office and the Texas Rangers met with the Freestone County District Attorney and went over evidence concerning the homicide at 102 Robbie Lane. Following the meeting, the Capital Murder warrant was issued and served on Mr. Moore, who was already being held in the Limestone County Jail on unrelated charges. Bond for Ms. Pevehouse?s murder was set at $1,000,000 and the case is still under investigation. Moore was arrested on Saturday evening, February 8th, in Teague on unrelated charges which included aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, resisting arrest, Class C assault, and on a motion to revoke probation on a previous possession of marijuana charge. He was transferred from Freestone County Jail to Limestone County Jail prior to being arrested on the Capital Murder charge.

Ms. Majorie Pevehouse?s body was discovered on Sunday afternoon, February 9th at her home in Teague. ?At approximately 6:00 p.m. the Teague Police Department received a call to go to 102 Robbie Lane on a report of a female laying on the floor and it was unknown if she was breathing,? stated Chief of Police Dennis Cox. Upon arrival of officers, Pevehouse was found deceased on the floor with blood on her body. Upon further observation by officers, it appeared that a struggle had taken place and a knife was found in the immediate area.

According to the autopsy performed by Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, the cause of death was determined to be sharp force and blunt force injuries and the manner on death was determined to be homicide.

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