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Suspect in custody after shooting death (update18:35)

Evidence tags and tape marked scene of Thursday morning murder at ScrogginsUpdate 18:45 7-24  -------  James Dale Veracruz has been officially charged with the murder  in the shooting death of Darrell G. Blankenship. Justice of the Peace Jim Alford set his bond at $1.5 million on the charge of murder, a first degree felony.

Update 18:35 7-23  -------   The murder victim of this morning's shooting has been identified as 50-year-old Darrell Blankenship. He was reportedly staying at 14842 FM 115, next door to the former store, and has relatives in Gun Barrel City.

Original 15:55 7-23 ---------

James Dale Veracruz, age 36 of Linden, in Cass County, Texas, is being held on warrants out of Cass County for burglary, and is the primary suspect in the shooting death of a man in the parking area of the former "Scroggins Store" in southern Franklin County.

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