Smith County man charged with killing father

Published on Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:59 - Written by

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Staff reports

A Smith County man was arrested after allegedly killing his father Saturday night.

Around 11:15 p.m., EMS responded to a medical call of chest pains on Eastside Drive, according to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

Paramedics noticed the patient, 62-year-old Stephen Lacey White, was shot in the chest. He was taken to East Texas Medical Center – Tyler, were he died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Gary Alfred.

An arrest warrant was issued for White’s son, 40-year-old James Jason White by 114th State District Judge Christi Kennedy, the release states. He was booked in the Smith County jail and charged with murder. His bond was set at $500,000.

Sheriffs office detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene, but the reason for the shooting remains under investigation.