The suspect in the killing of a woman found dead in Grapevine last week was formally charged with capital murder Thursday and transferred to the Tarrant County jail in downtown Fort Worth.
Charles Dean Bryant, 30, was moved to the Lon Evans Correction Center, the county jail’s maximum security facility.
Bryant, who had been in custody of Grapevine police since Sunday, is accused of burning and dismembering the body of Jacqueline Vandagriff, a 24-year-old Texas Woman’s University student.
Vandagriff was found on Sept. 14 at about 6:30 a.m. in Acorn Woods Park near Lake Grapevine. Her body was discovered in a blue kiddie pool, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
Police believe Vandagriff and Bryant met for the first time a Denton bar the night before. Cell phone data traced Vandagriff to Bryant’s home near Haslet later the night, and her purse was found in his trash.
Bryant was also seen purchasing a shovel at a Wal-Mart less than two hours before Vandagriff’s body was found burning, according to the affidavit.