Kilgore man arrested for 2015 homicide

GREGG COUNTY - One person is in jail charged with murder in connection with a cold case from 2015.

Jessie Clifford Brown, 35, was arrested for the death of John Allen Franco, who was found by emergency crews responding to a call about a wreck in May 2015.

The wreck happened in the area of Old Highway 135 and Smallwood Road in the LIberty City area. Rescue crews were helping the occupants in the car when they found Franco with a gunshot wound to the head.

Franco died at the scene.

Over the past two years, investigators continued to work the case along with the Texas Rangers, DPS and other law enforcement agencies. Information gathered resulted in identifying Brown as a suspect.

Brown was arrested at his home on Oct. 18 and transported to the Gregg County Jail without incident. He remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.

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