Bond set at over $1,000,000 for ETX man charged with murder of ex-girlfriend

Harrison Cty Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:29am

The ex-boyfriend of an East Texas woman is behind bars after he was arrested in connection with her disappearance and murder.

On Tuesday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Harrison County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney Coke Solomon's office recovered the body of Alicia Benefield after suspect Rodris Webster led investigators to that location. The location where Benefield's body was found is near the intersection of Farm to Market Road 31 and Elysian Fields Road in Marshall.

The site is still under investigation as an active crime scene and Benefield's body has been sent, by order of Judge Nancy George to the North Louisiana Crime lab for a forensic autopsy.

Bonds for Webster have been set by Judge Mike Smith at $1,000,000 on the murder and $15,000 for the felon in possession of a weapon. Webster was arraigned at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday morning. He is being held in the Harrison County Jail.

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