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Man arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder after hit and run in Marion County

The accident occurred on Patillo Road in Marion County.

MARION COUNTY, Texas — A Jefferson man has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Cecil Ray King struck 52-year-old Robert James Webster with his vehicle and fled the scene.

Webster was life-flighted to a Tyler hospital where he later died.

Investigators were able to gather information from a witness that led to the arrest of King.

King is currently in the Marion County Jail awaiting arraignment.

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Posted by Marion County Sheriff Office on Thursday, July 22, 2021