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Search ends for Atascosa murder suspect

Search ends for Atascosa murder suspect
Manuel De Los Santos Reyes Galeas

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October 12, 2012, 2:41pm

Chief Deputy David Soward of the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the search for 19-year-old Manuel De Los Santos Reyes Galeas ended today at 1 p.m. He was found dead in a creek, approximately 1/2 mile from where he allegedly murdered former Atascosa County Commissioner Tommy Shearrer, 54, on Oct. 10.

Galeas was the subject of an exhaustive search by deputies from Bexar and Atascosa counties. A warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with Shearrer’s murder, after the area native was found shot to death inside his pickup truck on St. Augustine Road near F.M. 3006, approximately 8 miles southwest of the Wilson County line near the St. Augustine community.

Galeas also was the subject of two arrest warrants from Bexar County, which charged him with deadly conduct with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, in connection with an incident earlier that day. Bexar County sheriff’s Investigator Louis Antu said Galeas allegedly shot at his girlfriend near her home on U.S. 281 before fleeing to Atascosa County. The two incidents are not believed to be connected, he said.

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October 14, 2012 3:09am
Eric, or should I say "Chris". If our murder suspect had committed suicide less than a half mile from the murder scene, it probably would have been solved in less than 48 hours also. But I suspect you already know ... More ›

October 13, 2012 2:20am
Murder suspect in Atascosa. County is identified in several hours and dead in 48 hours in Wilson county however justice moves substantially slower.

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Wilson County  
October 12, 2012 3:37pm
How sad.

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