Beaumont man arrested for I-10 homicide

VIDEO: Beaumont man arrested for I-10 homicide
(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Ronald G. McLain has been arrested for the second-degree murder of John Michael Deville, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

McLain was wanted for the murder of Deville, 68, after his body was found near his truck on the shoulder of I-10 westbound near Sulphur Tuesday morning.

Myers says CPSO Violent Crimes detectives began tracking McLain through Southeast Texas. Through interviews, surveillance, and other investigative techniques, they tracked his movements from Westlake to Aransas Pass, Texas. He was captured there by local authorities around 6 p.m. Friday.

Upon McLain's apprehension, CPSO detectives traveled to Aransas Pass to meet with investigators. They learned McLain was arrested following an anonymous tip during the commission of a home burglary.

Myers says McLain had been previously convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in Nueces County, Texas when he was a teenager. He was sentenced to fifty years in the Texas Department of Corrections.

McLain was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and theft of a motor vehicle. His bond is set at $680,000.

Myers says CPSO Violent Crime detectives enlisted the assistance of the following agencies for the investigation and capture of McLain:

  • Vinton Police Department
  • Beaumont Police Department
  • Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers
  • Houston Police Department
  • Texas Fusion Center
  • United States Marshal Service
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • Aransas Pass Police Department
  • Aransas County Sheriff's Office

Myers added the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.

Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.