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More details on Rusk County capital murder case

Demarcus Lenard Lewis was booked into the Rusk County Jail on $1,500,000 bond.

RUSK COUNTY, Texas — The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the murder of Clarence (Scott) Reneau.

Officials arrested Demarcus Lenard Lewis around 12:30 a.m. Thursday just outside of Kilgore. He has been charged with capital murder and was booked into the Rusk County Jail. His bond has been set at $1,500,000.

Reneau's body was found Tuesday night at Texas Best Music, located 1820 County Road 423 in Rusk County.

According to law enforcement, Lewis was allegedly robbing or trying to rob Reneau, and he shot him several times in the upper torso. 

The arrest affidavit reads: 

"Forensic evidence resulted in developing three independent latent prints from two separate evidentiary items seized during the investigation. Prints resulted in an affirmative link to Demarcus Lenard Lewis."

In other words, Lewis's prints were found during the investigation which police believe links him to the crime. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

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