Justice of the Peace Ronny Glossup set a $1 million bond for murder suspect Tony Dewayne Crayton Wednesday morning.
Glossup said conditions of the bond will allow Crayton to be taken to Tyler for medical treatment for injuries he received when he jumped onto Interstate 30 traffic lanes from the League Street overpass last week.
Judge Glossup also said he had forwarded necessary paperwork to Eighth District Judge Eddie Northcutt's office for the appointment of an attorney to represent Crayton.
The 31-year-old Tony Crayton was formally arrested last Friday while he was in Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler and arraigned there with a $1 million bond set.
Crayton was released from the hospital about noon Tuesday and transported back to Hopkins County and booked into county jail about 2 p.m. on murder charges in connection with the death of his wife, Jessica Tyler Crayton, 27, a week ago.
Police Investigator Bo Fox would not comment on possible motives in the slaying and said that, based on autopsy reports, the woman died from neck injuries.
“We are not gonna get into [this] at this time,” the detective said. “Location of injuries and how they occurred is pivotal to the investigation, This is an ongoing investigation. We have other people to talk to in relation to this case. We are not going to release certain information so as not to compromise the investigation and case.”
Two 911 calls from the woman's Morris Drive just after 1 p.m. last Tuesday alerted police to the murder, according to Police Chief Jim Bayuk.
“The first 911 call came in, there was nobody on the other end, nothing but silence, then the phone hung up” Bayuk said. “Less than a minute later, it rang again and the same thing, nobody on the other end of the line.”
Dispatchers then officers to the residence and, when officers arrived, the dispatcher could officers ringing the door bell.
The officers were unable to get anyone to answer the door and started a walk around the house and looked in a window and saw a body on the floor.
“Officers forced entry into the house through the front door,” the chief said. “Inside the house they discovered the deceased, identified as Jessica Tyler Crayton, 27. She had massive trauma to her neck and throat area.”
As investigators were arriving at the Morris Drive address, dispatchers received calls of a man jumping from the League Street overpass onto the interstate highway.
At the time, Chief Bayuk identified that person as 31-year-old Tony Dewayne Crayton, the husband of the dead woman, and said he was taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Tyler's Mother Frances Hospital.