Update: Four arrested in Tyler County double murder case

Four members of the Westfall family are in custody roughly five hours after Tyler County Sheriff's Deputies said they barely missed the family when authorities went to serve warrants. 

A Tyler County grand jury Tuesday handed up indictments against all four in connection with the murder of Nathan and Krystal Maddox.  Both were shot and killed Jan. 18 outside of Mount Carmel Baptist Church after a supervised visitation with Nathan's daughter, Madison.

The indictments handed up Tuesday morning charge Kristen Westfall, her parents Lloyd and Letha Westfall, and Kristen's brother Cameron Westfall with engaging in organized criminal activities, namely for the murder of Nathan and Krystal Maddox.

Letha Westfall and her husband Lloyd Paul Westfall are the parents of Nathan's ex-wife, and Madison's mother, Kristen Westfall.

The Westfalls had custody of Madison at the time, but attorneys say Nathan was in the middle of a custody battle. According to them, he was close to winning. Kristin had handed custody over to her parents due to previous arrests for controlled substances.

Deputies attempted to serve the warrants Tuesday afternoon, but the Westfalls were not home.  Authorities believe they were eluding arrest.  But shortly after 8:30 p.m., Sheriff Bryan Weatherford told 12News the family had been taken into custody.

The grand jury has set a recommended bond of $1 million for each of the Westfalls.


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