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Wife of Dallas fire captain found shot to death, charged with murder plot

September 12, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Wife of Dallas fire captain found shot to death, charged with murder plot

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A woman was arrested in Texas on Saturday for a murder plot after her husband, a fire captain in the Dallas area, was found shot to death in his vehicle.

The body of Bob Poynter was discovered in his car on the side of the road at approximately 11 p.m. Friday after eyewitnesses stated that they saw a woman trying to get the attention of passing drivers.

The Dallas Morning News reported that 29-year-old Chacey Poynter informed police that her husband had was shot and police subsequently located Bob Poynter his car dead from a single gunshot injury, according to a press release issued by the Royse City Police Department.

The fireman’s wife provided “suspicious and conflicting” details, the press release reported, and she was subsequently arrested and currently remains in the custody of the Hunt County Jail.

Chacey Tyler Poynter (left), 29, was arrested Saturday after giving suspicious and conflicting information to authorities, according to investigators. Michael Garza (right), 37, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday and charged with murder

Chacey Tyler Poynter (left), 29, was arrested Saturday after giving suspicious and conflicting information to authorities, according to investigators. Michael Garza (right), 37, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday and charged with murder

An additional arrest warrant for 37-year-old Michael Garza was also issued for his role in the murder plot. He turned himself to law enforcement officials early Sunday morning.

Authorities have not yet announced how Garza is linked to the Poynters.

A next-door-neighbor told Fox 4 that the couple had just come home from a family vacation in Mexico and that they have a young child who just started first grade.

According to the Morning News that Bob Poynter was one of four University Park firefighters dispatched to New Orleans during the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The task force was meant to cross-train police and register victims for federal assistance but instead spent a majority of the time searching to save trapped survivors and cataloging victims who did not survive the catastrophic storm.

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