OC grand jury returns indictments on murder charges
The Orange County Grand Jury recently returned indictments for two people on two separate incidences on charges of murder.
One of the indictments stem from an incident in November 2012 when Curtis Allen Garrison, 26, was located by Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputies at another residence in the 15000 block of FM 1442 in the Mauriceville area and was detained without incident. It was later learned this was his parent’s residence.
Initially, there was a report of shots fired in the 5600 block of Woodside in Vidor. When deputies arrived on the scene they found the victims, Aaron Conn, 34, and Summer Conn, 30, dead at the scene. Both victims appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds.
It was determined the incident occurred at the suspect’s residence. He was booked in the Orange County Jail where he remains in custody on a $1 million bond.
The other indictment returned was for Julia Rhoton Andrews, 58, of Vidor who is accused of murdering 42-year-old Randy Peddy, of Vidor.
The incident occurred in Novemeber 2012 in the 1400 block of Terry Road in Vidor. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Peddy lying lifeless in the yard of the residence.
Andrews was brought to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office where she was interviewed by investigators concerning the shooting. Andrews stated that she and Peddy had gotten into a verbal and physical altercation and she confessed to shooting and killing Peddy. Andrews was arrested for murder and was booked into the Orange County Correctional Facility. Bond was set at $250,000 where she remains in custody.
If both suspects are convicted of first degree felony charges of murder they could face up to 99 years or life in prison. However, if they face capital murder charges, and are convicted the offense carries a mandatory life sentence or prosecutors can seek the death penalty.