Two suspects from Mabank were in custody Wednesday, accused of being involved in a fight earlier this month in which a man was critically injured and then died this week.
James Guill Jr., 30, of Mabank, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a police pursuit that ended on the shoulder of Interstate 635 in Mesquite. Guill was a passenger in a red truck, and the driver shot himself when police converged on the vehicle, authorities said. Officials did not release the name of the driver, who was killed, and said he was not wanted by Arlington police in connection with the fight.
The second suspect in the Jan. 5 assault was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Henderson County. Police identified him as Joshua Moulder, 27, of Mabank, and he remained in the Henderson County Jail in Athens. Mabank is about 73 miles southeast of Arlington.
The two are accused of assaulting Derek Livingston, 25, who died Monday after he was taken off life support at an area hospital. A hometown was not listed for Livingston.
The fight occurred at an Arlington home in the 3800 block of W. Pioneer Parkway, according to police reports. Police responding to the call said one of the suspects hit Livingston in the head with a brick. Police did not say what started the fight.
Livingston sought medical attention on his own and was later admitted to Medical Center of Plano.
Before Livingston’s death, aggravated assault warrants had been issued for Moulder and Guill in the case, Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said Wednesday.
“That could change based on the ongoing investigation findings,” Richard said in a news release. “I stress that at this point, the death investigation has not determined that Mr. Livingston died from the injuries he suffered in the fight.”
Detectives are awaiting a ruling on Livingston’s death from the medical examiner.
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