A 30-year-old Dayton man, Andrew Jared Bass, is being charged with three counts of Capital Murder related to the shooting deaths of three men around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on CR 4010 in the Old River area of south Liberty County.
The sheriff’s dispatch center received a call regarding a possible home burglary in progress at a home on CR 4010. When deputies arrived, they found three adult males dead from gunshot wounds.
According to Sheriff’s Lead Investigator James R. McQueen, during the ensuing follow-up investigation, foul play was determined and a warrant for Capital Murder was issued by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Larry Wilburn for the arrest of the homeowner, Andrew Jared Bass.
Two of the deceased men are identified as Walter Clifford Brown, 54, and Christopher Allen Wells, 20, both of Dayton. The third deceased male’s identification is pending further confirmation by investigators.
According to Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Pct. 4 Judge Wilburn conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy on all three men while Andrew Bass has been placed in the Liberty County Jail on the Capital Murder charge.
Investigator McQueen said the investigation is still ongoing and is asking if anyone has additional information regarding this case to call the Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867. Any call to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.
Back on August 18, 2019, Wells was one of two young men who suffered gunshot wounds as they were riding bicycles on CR 428 off of FM 1409 in the Westlake area south of Dayton. Wells and the other male, 24-year-old Quintin Lee Brown, claimed the shooter was a passenger in a dark-colored pickup truck. Wells was shot in the foot, back and abdomen. Brown was struck in the neck in that Aug. 18 incident.