Update: Longview double murder suspect transferred to Gregg County

UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The suspect in the double homicide which occurred on June 15, 2014 in Longview is now in the custody of Gregg County authorities, and is jailed on murder charge. Roberts was transferred from the Smith County Jail Wednesday evening and booked into the Gregg County Jail.

 36-year-old Isaiah Christopher Roberts is being held without bond in connection with the deaths of 38 year-old Chanda Martin, and 35 year-old Kimberly Rayson.


Longview Police have also learned a third person at first believed to be a victim, was injured as a result of breaking glass after the person dove through a glass window attempting to flee from the suspect.


Roberts was arrested following a high speed chase that ended in Tyler.
According to the Tyler Police Department, after the shooting Roberts was traveling south on Highway 271 trying evade law enforcement. As the suspect approached the intersection of Palace Avenue and Gentry Parkway in Tyler, he caused a major accident with 4 vehicles.Upon further investigation of the crash it was later determined that the crash occurred prior to the police pursuit entering the crash scene.Tyler Police Department will be requesting the Smith County District Attorney's office to dismiss the five counts of accident causing injury against Isaiah Roberts.

Longview Police continue to investigate this case.
The incident took place in the 300 Block of Thelma Street

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