Spicewood double-murder suspect also charged with arson

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — A man charged with a May double murder now faces an arson charge.

According to Burnet County Jail records, on June 17 officials charged Juston Aaron Curbow, 34, with arson intending damage to a habitation/place of worship. Curbow was already in the jail on a charge of capital murder of multiple persons.

On May 15, Burnet County deputies and Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department crews responded to a fire at a residence in the 200 block of CR 425 just before midnight. Inside the home, deputies and firefighters discovered the bodies of two individuals, later identified as Dorrina Ruth Reese, 42, and Thomas Edward Wells, 30.

An investigation led authorities to believe the two were victims of murder.

Burnet County deputies arrested Curbow of Marble Falls and Gregory Mark Currie, 30, of Cedar Town, Ga. on May 16 in connection with the deaths and charged both men with capital murder of multiple persons. Officers also arrested Melissa Marie Frink, 33, of Brownwood in connection to the crime and charged her with tampering with physical evidence.

Frink and Curbow remain in custody. On May 18, jailers found Currie’s body in an isolation cell after the suspect apparently hanged himself.

While the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office was heading up the murder investigation, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office looked into the cause of the fire.

Curbow could face the death penalty if convicted of the murders.

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