The recent release of accused murderer Matthew Edgar angered citizens to the point that they protested outside of the Sabine County Courthouse. Now, the 24-year-old is back behind bars again, and bond has been denied on two new criminal charges.
Daily News & More is reporting that Sabine County jail records show that Edgar was arrested on Wednesday on felony charges of Assault of Family/Household Member, Impeding Breathing/Circulation, and Criminal Mischief Greater Than or Equal to $2,500 but less than $30,000.
Edgar is currently under Grand Jury indictment on a murder charge after he was accused of the October 31st killing of 19-year-old Livye Lewis. The Hemphill teenager, who had just begun a career in the medical field, was found dead in a vehicle with rifle shots through her upper body.
A $50,000.00 bond was granted for Edgar on April 6th by State District Judge Craig Mixson, despite objection from District Attorney Kevin Dutton. In a statement, Dutton said that although he strongly disagreed with bond being set for Edgar, he understood that the judge was well within the law to do so.