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Murder charges await return of suspect

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    Sulphur Springs police investigators were back in Tyler this morning to confer with the physicians about the condition of murder suspect Tony Dewayne Crayton, 31, and to determine when the man would be released from the hospital.
    At last report, Crayton was listed in stable condition.
    He is the only suspect in the death of his wife, Jessica Tyler Crayton, 27, who was killed in her home Monday afternoon.
    “We are working this case as a homicide and [Crayton] is our only suspect,” Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk said. “As soon as he is able to be released from the hospital, he will be brought back to Hopkins County and he will be charged with murder.”
    The man was injured when he jumped from the League Street overpass onto Interstate 30 less than an hour after police found his wife's body with massive trauma to her neck and throat area.
    Bayuk said Tony Crayton was first taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and then flown to Tyler's Mother Frances Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when he struck the pavement.
    Officers responding to two 911 calls, in which there was no one on the line, went to the Morris Drive residence just after 1 p.m. Monday.
    The officers were unable to get anyone to answer the door and started to walk around the house, when they looked in a window and saw a body on the floor.
    Less than an hour later, police were notified of someone jumping from the overpass.
    Funeral services for Jessica Tyler Crayton are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.




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