Murder warrant: Orange County deputies search for shooting suspect

Murder warrant: Orange County deputies search for shooting suspect

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are searching for 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin of Vidor after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest following the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Sharpe Dec. 19, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

According to information from Grizzaffi, OCSO's Criminal Investigative unit submitted an affidavit of probable cause and secured a murder warrant for McGlothlin's arrest Dec. 22. Deputies originally questioned and released McGlothlin, who witnesses placed at the scene of the shooting at a residence in the 1100 block of Liberty in Vidor at about 10 p.m. that Tuesday night. Investigators believe the two had a disagreement that evening that led to the shooting. 

Detectives are currently attempting to serve this warrant on McGlothlin. Anyone with information as to where McGlothlin may be located is a asked to contact the Sheriff"s Office at (409) 883-2612 or contact CrimeStoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).

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