Suspect charged in Henderson American Legion shooting released on bond

HENDERSON (KYTX) - Joe Watley, murder suspect in the Henderson American Legion shooting, posted a $150,000 Surety Bond and has been released from the Rusk County Jail. 

The bond was set by Joe Sorrells Justice of the Peace Pct #5 Rusk County.

Watley is charged in the murder of 53-year-old Roy Lee Moore.

The shooting happened on Sunday morning around 12:20.

Lt. Craig Sweeney tells CBS19 it appears the suspect and victim had a long-standing feud going back 20 years. He says at this point, they are still investigating what caused the rift between the two men.


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