Temple Shooting Suspect Added to Texas 10 Most Wanted List
A San Angelo man wanted in connection to the murder of two people in Temple has been added to Texas' 10 Most Wanted list, and a cash reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.
Police say 20-year-old Justin Lane Slatton Jr. was involved in the April 13 murder of Jonathan Hess, 26, and Vicente Hernandez, 36, at a home in the 400 block of North 7th St. in Temple.
Slatton is described as a Hispanic male, 5'7" tall, and weighing around 165 lbs. He has several tattoos, including a five-point star on his left hand, the number five in dice style on his left wrist, an outline of Texas on his right hand, and several neck tattoos.
Authorities say Slatton has ties to the Latin Kings gang and a criminal history including theft of a firearm, escaping arrest, and burglary. He's considered armed and dangerous, and police are warning citizens not to try to apprehend or detain him.
Anyone with information on Slatton's whereabouts and are interested in the cash reward must submit information by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-8477, texting the letters DPS along with a tip to 274637, or visiting www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted.
One suspect linked to the case - 17-year-old Lupe Martinez Chappa III - was arrested in San Angelo in May. He was booked into the Bell County Jail on May 11, where he remains in lieu of $2 million bond. Chappa III has been charged with two counts of murder in the first degree.