Burnet County capital murder suspect commits suicide while in custody

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — A man being held in the Burnet County Jail for his alleged role in the death of two Spicewood residents apparently hung himself, officials said.

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Gregory Mark Currie, 30, of Cedar Town, Ga., apparently hung himself in his isolation cell May 18 sometime around 7:25 p.m.

The man’s body was transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Currie was arrested May 16 along with a second man, Juston Aaron Curbow of Marble Falls on capital murder of multiple persons charges in regard to the deaths of Dorrina Ruth Reese, 42, and Thomas Edward Wells, 30.

A third person, Melissa Marie Frink, 33, of Brownwood was also arrested in connection with the case and charged with tampering with physical evidence.

On May 15, fire crews responded to blaze at a residence in the 200-block of CR 425 in Spicewood. Inside the residence, authorities discovered the bodies of Reese and Wells.

Several agencies including the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Crime Laboratory assisted in the murder investigation which culminated with the three suspects’ arrest.

Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said he was confident that the three people arrested were the only ones involved in the crime.

According to reports, Currie hung himself with torn bedsheets in his isolation cell. Jailers were checking on Currie about every 30 minutes, officials said.

The Texas Rangers are assisting with the inmate’s death which is standard procedure, Smith said in a press release.

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