DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Detectives have charged the owner of a Deep Ellum bail bonds business with capital murder when his account of the deadly afternoon shooting death of his business partner appeared to unravel.
James Beavers, 54, told investigators that a man entered the DallasBond.com business in the 3600 block of Commerce Street around 3 p.m. Monday and began asking questions about securing a bond for a friend.
After a few minutes, Beavers told detectives the man pulled a gun and shot his business partner Mark Stockton, 53, in the head while he sat in a chair.
“He heard the shots and when he discovered what was going on, it was who we believe to be a Hispanic male leaving the location,” said DPD Sgt. Warren Mitchell.
Though they will not provide specifics because of the ongoing investigation, detectives said they noticed inconsistencies in the owner’s account of the crime and placed him under arrest. He was soon charged with capital murder and booked into the Dallas County Jail with a $1,000,000 bond.
Detectives suspect Beavers may have shot his partner or hired someone else to commit the murder, they said. Investigators will not comment on a motive.
DPD officials did say they also are searching for a man and a woman who may be involved, but offered no further information.