Authorities nab homicide suspect in Johnson County

IN THE PHOTO: Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Dana Ames, Chief Deputy Mark Reinhardt and Deputy James Novian take Ayars into custody.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday assisted in the apprehension of a homicide suspect, authorities reported.

Lawrence “Nubbin” Ayars,  49, of Cleburne, was taken into custody without incident after a search of his vehicle led to the discover of “drug evidence,” according to a news release issued Friday.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Irving PD and the Stop the Offender Program Special Crimes Unit saturated the southwest side of Cleburne before locating Ayars parked on Lakeshore Drive in Cleburne, Johnson County Sheriff Adam King stated in the release.
King, with Deputies and Irving Officers were able to take Ayars into custody without incident.
A search of Ayars’ vehicle led to the discovery of the drug evidence that was processed and sized by an agent with the STOP Unit.
Ayars was transported to the Johnson County Law Enforcement where he was booked in on a Dallas County warrant for Murder.  
An Irving judge set bail at $2 million.
Additional drug related charges will be filed by the STOP Unit at a later date, King stated.



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