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UPDATE – One in Custody For Commerce Double Homicide

UPDATE:       A Dallas area man has been charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother at a home near Commerce. 30-year-old Tyrone Jamaal Williams  is being held without bond on a charge of capital murder in the slaying of 27-year-old Nichole Elizabeth Gonzales and 51-year-old Vicki Ann Gonzales. Investigators say Nichole Gonzales and Williams were parents to two children, who were at the home but not hurt.



Tyrone Williams, Hunt County Sheriff's Office
Tyrone Williams,
Hunt County Sheriff’s Office

From Facebook Post by Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement this morning, concerning Friday’s double homicide near Commerce:

On June 16th, 2016 the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female subject screaming for help and gave an address in the 7300 block of SH 50 just outside the city limits of Commerce Texas.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched and assistance was requested from the Commerce Police Department. Commerce Police department was the first agency on scene and advised that two female victims were deceased at the scene. The victims are identified as Nichole Elizabeth Gonzales, 27 years of age and Vicki Ann Gonzales, 51 years of age.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Texas Rangers in the Capital Murder investigation and subsequently the suspect was identified as Tyrone Jamaal Williams a 29 year old black male. An extensive search was conducted in the area with the assistance of the Commerce Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice K-9 search team.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on June 16th, 2016 the Commerce Police Department received a call of a suspicious person in the area of SH 50 and Live Oak Street. Commerce Police Department responded and located the suspicious person and during the course of this interview the subject provided a false name and reason for being in the area. During the course of this interview it was determined that the suspicious person was in fact Tyrone Jamaal Williams and he was taken into custody and transported to the Hunt County Jail without incident.

As of this press release Mr. Williams has not been arraigned and that information will be released when it becomes available.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert via their FACEBOOK page at approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 17th, 2016 and between the time of the post and Mr. Williams’ arrest over 6900 people had shared the alert. It has not been confirmed that this played into the arrest of Mr. Williams quick capture we would like to say thank you to all citizens who took the time in helping us get the information out to so many people.

“This was a combined effort between multiple agencies; Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Commerce Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Criminal Justice System and the Texas Rangers all working together to ensure the capture of this suspect within 10 hours of the original 911 call coming in. I would like to commend each and every officer for their tireless work and dedication on this case to get this violent subject off the streets of Hunt County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in this tragic event”.