Suspect in shooting of county auditor transferred to Hood County Jail.


Garrett Reeves/Facebook photo

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Garrett Reeves, the 22-year-old man suspected of shooting his father, Erath County auditor Kent Reeves, late Saturday night has been transferred to the Hood County Jail.


Sheriff Matt Coates told Beneath the Surface News that Garrett Reeves was transferred after his arraignment on Monday.

When asked why the suspect was moved out of the Erath County Jail, Coates said, “Because Kent was well known and loved by many of our folks.”


He said there have been no threats made against Garrett Reeves and that the decision to transfer him had to do with preventing local deputies and jailers from having to “see and deal with him daily.”

As of Tuesday, Garrett Reeves was still without an attorney.


He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

MORE SURGERY FOR THE VICTIM


Meanwhile, Kent Reeves has reportedly undergone at least four surgeries and remains in critical condition at Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.


He was reportedly shot multiple times with a 9 mm handgun and AR-15 at his home just before midnight Saturday.

Coates has not released details on the motive behind the shooting, but told Beneath the Surface News that Garrett Reeves was claiming that he shot his father in self-defense.


Garrett Reeves and his girlfriend had reportedly been living with his parents – Kent and Lora Reeves – at the family’s home in Erath County.