Although Marshall, Texas, saw a jump from one homicide in 2017 to two, 2018, overall the city saw a reduction of crimes reported in 2018, compared to the year before.
There were a total of 2,256 crimes reported in 2018; a 15 percent drop from the 2,653 crimes reported in 2017. One of the areas of crime with a major decline was the number of building burglaries.
In 2017, there were 92 building burglaries, which was reduced to only 35 in 2018.
Thanks to more citizens locking their vehicle doors, auto burglaries also declined by 35 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.
In the case of the double homicide, a warrant charging 46-year-old Jesus Molina Delatorre with Capital Murder has been issued, and he is being sought by authorities.
“I ask everyone to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Please lock the doors of your residences and vehicles. If you see any suspicious activity, please call the Marshall Police Department with a good description of the event,” said Marshall Police Chief Cliff Carruth.