Sulphur Springs man accused of murder booked in Hopkins Co. Jail - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Sulphur Springs man accused of murder booked in Hopkins Co. Jail

Posted: Updated:
31-year-old Tony Crayton (Courtesy Sulphur Springs Police) 31-year-old Tony Crayton (Courtesy Sulphur Springs Police)
SULPHUR SPRINGS (KYTX) -

SULPHER SPRINGS (KYTX) - A man that is being accused of murdering his wife and then attempting suicide has been released from the hospital and taken to the Hopkins Co. Jail where he is being held on a $1,000,000.00 bond.

Tony Dewayne Crayton, 31, was taken to a Tyler hospital after he jumped from League Stress overpass onto the westbound lanes of I-30.

Police say he was trying to take his own life after murdering his wife, Jessica Crayton.

 


(KYTX) - Police continued investigating a murder and attempted suicide Wednesday morning. 31-year-old Tony Dewayne Crayton is suspected of killing his wife, 27-year-old Jessica Tyler Crayton.

Police found Jessica dead Tuesday afternoon at her home on Morris Drive after receiving a 911 call around 1pm. Investigators believe that she died of trauma to the throat and neck.

Around 2:15pm another 911 call came in saying Tony jumped from the League Street overpass onto the westbound lanes of I-30 in an apparent suicide attempt. Chief Jim Bayuk said the fall was approximately 30 feet, but Tony was not hit by cars.

The chief said officers had never been dispatched to the Crayton home in the past, and that he wasn't sure if Tony and Jessica were still married.

Tony was flown to Mother Frances hospital in Tyler where he was listed in good condition. He remained under police guard Wednesday afternoon. Bayuk said Tony will be charged with Jessica's murder when he is released from the hospital.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage

    Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:33:53 GMT
    Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning. Time Warner Cable says the outage happened during their routine network maintenance.More >>
    Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning. Time Warner Cable says the outage happened during their routine network maintenance.More >>
  • Beating the back-to-school blues

    Beating the back-to-school blues

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:32:53 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Students are back to school after a long summer off, or maybe it's their first year ever in the classroom. This transition isn't always easy for kids. But, there are ways to help them beat the back-to-school blues.More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) - Students are back to school after a long summer off, or maybe it's their first year ever in the classroom. This transition isn't always easy for kids. But, there are ways to help them beat the back-to-school blues.More >>
  • Wednesday's Weather: Sunny and hot; high mid-90s

    Wednesday's Weather: Sunny and hot; high mid-90s

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:09:07 GMT
    Good Wednesday morning! A few clouds from the storms well to our south will move up into East TX this afternoon, otherwise expect only isolated thunderstorms across Deep East Texas today.More >>
    Good Wednesday morning! A few clouds from the storms well to our south will move up into East TX this afternoon, otherwise expect only isolated thunderstorms across Deep East Texas today.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.