Suspect in Texas murder being held in Vernon Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Murder suspect held in Vernon returned to East TX

Andrew Conrad Norwine (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office) Andrew Conrad Norwine (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) -

A man wanted in a murder case out of East Texas who was being held in Vernon Parish was booked into an East Texas jail on Friday morning.

KLTV out of Tyler, Texas, reports that 21-year-old Andrew Conrad Norwine was booked into the Upshur County jail.

According to Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office Chief of Detectives Marvin Hilton, Norwine was taken into custody Dec. 24 at Fort Polk.

Norwine is a suspect in the murder of Ronnie Joe Gammage, a Longview, Texas man. Two others are also accused in the case. Twenty-year-old Sarah Haslam and 19-year-old Daniel Jones, both of Longview, also are charged with the beating death of 27-year-old Gammage.

Court documents say the death was related to Gammage's attempt to regain property after his wallet was stolen in a November mugging.

Norwine, who is active duty military, is being held on $1 million bond.

According to KLTV, Gammage went missing in early December. His body was found burned in Upshur County two weeks later.

KLTV also reports that Norwine was AWOL from the Army.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Black Friday shopping

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Black Friday shopping

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:33 AM EST2017-11-24 10:33:31 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Good Morning. John Bridges with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Great weather this weekend with more sunny skies!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Great weather this weekend with more sunny skies!

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:04 AM EST2017-11-24 10:04:16 GMT
    Beautiful day today!Beautiful day today!

    For today, it will be another great day! High temperatures will be in the mid 60s, so it will be slightly warmer than yesterday. Along with the cool temperatures, we will have more sunny skies. This weather will be only the start, with more sunny weather this weekend! Tonight will have clear skies and warmer temperatures. Only a select few areas may see the upper 30s, while everyone else is in the mid to upper 40s. You still might need a jacket if you head our for any evening plans.

    More >>

    For today, it will be another great day! High temperatures will be in the mid 60s, so it will be slightly warmer than yesterday. Along with the cool temperatures, we will have more sunny skies. This weather will be only the start, with more sunny weather this weekend! Tonight will have clear skies and warmer temperatures. Only a select few areas may see the upper 30s, while everyone else is in the mid to upper 40s. You still might need a jacket if you head our for any evening plans.

    More >>
  • A coach's ultimate gratitude

    A coach's ultimate gratitude

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:18 AM EST2017-11-23 15:18:56 GMT

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

    More >>

    On this Thanksgiving: a story of the ultimate gratitude. A life saved, thanks to a selfless act that starts on a high school basketball court in Elton, as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly