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Police arrested a Texas man in connection to the loss of life of a 31-year-old after the sufferer’s mom acquired last textual content messages from what she believed was her son, however could have really been from his assassin.
Canton James Echols, 33, was arrested and charged on Monday with the murder of Blake Reddock after the sufferer was discovered unresponsive on Herschel McCoy Road.
Police mentioned they discovered Reddock stabbed a number of instances round 7pm on Saturday – and his black pickup truck on fireplace close by.
Reddock was allegedly messaging Dee Dee Eaves, his mom, minutes earlier than he died and mentioned he could be giving a trip to a hitchhiker in trade for cash.
‘I’m giving a man a trip,’ Reddock despatched in a textual content to Eaves round 4.19pm on Saturday. ‘He was strolling [and] he gave me gasoline [money].’
Harrison County Sheriff Brandon Fletcher later mentioned the message may not have been from Reddock in any respect.
‘We imagine now that, that publish was despatched to his mom, from his telephone, however not by him.’
Fletcher later added, ‘We imagine it was despatched after he was killed.’
Echols was noticed driving a bike when he was detained by Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday.
Blake Reddock, 31, was discovered stabbed to loss of life on the aspect of a Texas street after providing a hitchhiker a trip
Canton James Echols, 33, was arrested and charged on Monday with Reddock’s arrest
Surveillance footage captured the pair driving collectively in the black truck pictured above. The truck was later discovered on fireplace
Reddock was allegedly messaging Dee Dee Eaves, his mom, minutes earlier than he died to let her know he was giving somebody a trip. Police now say the messages may need been from his killer
Harrison County Sheriff Brandon Fletcher (pictured) mentioned he believes Reddock was already when his final textual content message was despatched to his mom
Surveillance footage from Instacash Pawn reveals Echols and Reddock leaving the store collectively round 4pm on Saturday. Reddock was at the pawn store promoting gadgets for cash to assist assist his household, in accordance to Eaves.
Additional residential surveillance footage close by the assault discovered Reddock and Echols driving collectively down a street.
‘That surveillance system reveals Blake Reddock’s car going by with two occupants in it… and coming again with one,’ Fletcher mentioned whereas he defined the car was driving at excessive pace.
About an hour later, Reddock’s truck was discovered on fireplace on Oscar Regon Road round 5.30pm, hours earlier than his physique was reported at 7.04pm.
Reddock’s physique was recognized by his tattoos after police discovered that Eaves posted about his disappearance together with images of her son.
‘Rolling Blake over to see what his accidents had been. It appeared that he had been stabbed a number of instances,’ Fletcher mentioned.
‘We additionally realized that the car fireplace, there was sufficient of the VIN left that they may run the VIN quantity from that location and it did come again to Blake Reddock.’
The motivation for the crime hasn’t been launched.
Reddock’s physique was recognized by his tattoos. Police used images his mom posted on Facebook of him as clues
Eaves desperately posted her final textual content messages with Reddock on Saturday earlier than he stopped responding to her.
Reddock took off to run errands round 3.13pm. His alleged final textual content was at 4.19pm when he informed Eaves about giving a trip to the hitchhiker.
Half an hour later, Eaves messaged her son to inspect him however was met will silence.
‘You good?’ she texted Reddock.
She later added in a string of texts, ‘Please name me earlier than I’ve the legislation searching for you. I would like to hear from you asap. Five minutes max and I’m calling the police.
‘Ok, I’m calling the police now. You’re not answering so one thing is incorrect. Ok, everyone seems to be searching for you understand.’
Dee Dee Eaves, Reddock’s mom, grew to become involved after her son failed to reply to a number of messages
Within half an hour of not responding, Eaves known as police to inform them her son was in hazard
Pictured: Reddock and Eaves. The fearful mom posted about her son’s disappearance shortly after he failed to reply to her a number of calls and messages
Days later, Eaves posted on Facebook about her son’s loss of life on September 11.
‘My Son has been recognized,’ Eaves wrote. ‘My son was not on medication and my son was my complete world. He was a nice soul and his kindness value him.
She added: ‘My son died being a good man.’
Eaves speculated her son bought into an argument along with his killer earlier than he stabbed. She claimed Reddock did not know Echols.
‘Even although this disturbed particular person savagely took my son’s life, I’m grateful he didn’t burn him alive in the truck.’
A GoFundMe has been arrange to cowl Reddock’s funeral companies with a $7,500 fundraising objective. Nearly, $7,400 has been raised.