Mon, Dec 31, 2012
A man wanted in a murder case out of East Texas is being held in Vernon Parish, according to Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief of Detectives Marvin Hilton.
Hilton said 21-year-old Andrew Conrad Norwine was taken into custody Monday at Fort Polk. He was slated to be picked up by Texas authorities in coming days.
Norwine is a suspect in the murder of Ronnie Joe Gammage, a Longview, Texas man. Two others are also accused in the case. Twenty-year-old Sarah Haslam and 19-year-old Daniel Jones, both of Longview, also are charged with the beating death of 27-year-old Gammage.
Court documents say the death was related to Gammage’s attempt to regain property after his wallet was stolen in a November mugging.
Norwine, who is active duty military, is being held on $1 million bond.
According to KLTV in Tyler, Texas, Gammage went missing in early December. His body was found burned in Upshur County two weeks later.
KLTV also reports that Norwine was AWOL from the Army.