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Gilmer man faces murder, aggravated assault charges

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UPDATE: According to a court affidavit, the woman found dead in Upshur County on Wednesday night was Tana Fuller Warren.

Court records show that Baker gave investigators a videotaped statement that he stabbed Warren at his home and placed her in the back of the residence. Deputies found Warren's body in Baker's home after a relative filed a missing persons report and investigators interviewed Baker, records showed.



UPDATE: GILMER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A Gilmer man was charged with murder and aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing two people and killing another Wednesday evening in northern Upshur County.

Deputies were originally notified at 5:50 p.m. that a man identified as Eddie Douglas Baker poured gasoline onto a trailer and was threatening to set it on fire on Ginger Road in northern Upshur County, according to an arrest affidavit.

While en route to the home, officers were notified Baker also stabbed two people at the home, the affidavit states. Two victims ran up the road, as officers arrived, screaming, "Eddie is still in the house,'" the affidavit states.

The victims were stabbed several times following an argument, causing lacerations and puncture wounds on both victims and were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview for treatment, the affidavit states.

Baker allegedly fled on foot but was apprehended by officers and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The office later received a call that Tana Fuller Warren, 45, who lived with Baker had not been seen since Tuesday, the affidavit states. Officers found her dead in her home.

Baker allegedly confessed to stabbing her to death and placing her body in the back of the home, the affidavit states. A murder charge was added to Baker's assault charges.

Upshur County Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter issued an $850,000 bond for the murder charge. He also faces two more bonds on aggravated assault, each for $250,000.

The two cases remain under investigation by the Upshur County Sheriff's Office.

Special Correspondent Phillip Williams contributed to this report.


BETTIE/UPSHUR COUNTY (KYTX) - One suspect is in the Upshur County Jail charged with killing a woman and stabbing two other people, according to Upshur County investigators.


Eddie Baker, 26, has been identified as the suspect and is in jail. No bond has been set for the murder charge, however bond is set at $250,000 for each aggravated assault charge.

On Wednesday evening, Baker was caught after fleeing a travel trailer on Ginger Road, where two people were found stabbed, and the suspect was pouring gasoline onto the trailer, according to a press release. The victims were transported to an area hospital for their injuries. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Later that night, deputies investigated a missing person report and found a deceased woman inside her residence in Upshur County, according to the release. Investigators believe the Baker is connected to all three assaults.

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