Tyler police confirm they have secured an arrest warrant in the death of Chad Davis on November 23, 2012.
Justin Wayne Staples, 30, of Tyler, is charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, in the case. His bond has been set at $100,000.
Staples surrendered to authorities on November 30, 2012 and was booked into the Smith County jail, according to police.
The background of the mysterious death of Chad Davis begin early on the day after Thanksgiving.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, EMS was called to treat a person who was laying unresponsive in the woods near Blue Mountain Boulevard and Cumberland road in southwest Tyler.
EMS workers told the police that the individual had sustained serious injuries and that police help was needed.
Riggle says EMS transported the subject to the hospital. While officers were speaking with the witnesses, EMS contacted police to tell them that the subject had died. That man was identified as 38-year-old Chad Everett Davis of Tyler.