UPDATE: QUITMAN (KYTX) – Thomas Liles, the boyfriend of the mother of the girls found dead in their Quitman apartment has waived his arraignment. He is being charged with tampering with evidence. He is expected to be back in court on January 12.
A Wood County grand jury recently indicted Thomas Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014.
The grand jury indictment was handed down September 3, 2014.
Liles remains jailed on a $50,000 bond charged with the third degree felony.
The Quitman Police Department confirmed that Liles is accused of placing drug paraphernalia in a dumpster near the apartment where the girls were found dead.
According to Wood County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Alice Tomerlin, Liles bond was raised from $25,000 to $50,000 because he is considered a flight risk. No additional charges have been filed against Liles at this time.
A report released by Judge Tomerlin indicates the two children found dead in their Quitman apartment apparently died from blunt force trauma.
The deaths of Gabriella Guerrero and Natalye Price have been ruled a homicide according to a report obtained by KMOO.
Liles, the boyfriend of the children's mother has been arrested for Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, a 3rd degree felony .evidence.
19-year-old Thomas Wayne "TJ" Lilies",of Quit man admitted to placing items in a dumpster that police say were consistent with having come from the apartment where the girls were found dead.
During the course of the initial investigation, a Quit man officer was informed by multiple witnesses that a white male subject matching the description of Liles, had been observed running from the apartment where the two deaths occurred.
Witnesses stated they had observed Liles throwing "a large item" into a dumpster located adjacent to the building.
During an interview, he admitted to police placing the items into the dumpster.
Neighbors say Liles is the boyfriend of the mother whose two children were found dead Thursday afternoon.
According to the Texas Department of Protective Services, the family of two children who were found dead in an apartment in Quitman, had been previously investigated for allegations of medical neglect and physical neglect.
The report filed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services cited that the children's previous home had no running water, large amount of trash and debris inside the home. One of the children had a "bump" on the leg that appeared to be infected.
During the investigation the Mother moved into adequate and safe housing for her and the children. The Mother was able to utilize resources to care for the children's basic and extended needs. The children were under professional medical care and receiving medical treatment. The infected bump was treated and healed with no other harm or injury to the child.
At the closure of the case the children were safe and being cared for properly by the Mother.
The Mother and children were living alone and the children were in daycare while she worked. The case was completed on February 21, 2014.
Chief Kelly Cole with Quitman Police Department, says an unidentified male voice called 911 and told dispatch that the two toddlers were not brbreathing .Policerrived at 11:51 Thursday morning at the Dogwood Villa Apartments on Hwy 154 in Quitman and found two girls between the ages