Wanted Louisiana homicide suspect arrested in Tyler

Published: May. 13, 2015 at 8:07 AM CDT
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Chuck Worthington is described as a simple man with a heart of gold and goofy smile, who will...
Chuck Worthington is described as a simple man with a heart of gold and goofy smile, who will never be forgotten by his loved ones. (Source: Bonnie McEntyre)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A man wanted in connection with a homicide in DeSoto Parish has been taken into custody in East Texas.

Tyler police say 24-year-old Jacorryn Lavell Wilson was arrested by U.S. Marshals late Tuesday night at the Pine Creek Town Homes off of Old Noonday Road, where he was reportedly hiding in an attic space shared by four town homes.

Authorities say they were tipped off on his whereabouts through Crime Stoppers shortly after noon on Thursday.

Wilson is accused of being involved in a homicide and a vehicle theft following a confrontation with a DeSoto Parish deputy who Wilson allegedly assaulted. The victim of the homicide has been identified as Charles "Chuck" Rowell Worthington, 58, of Logansport, Louisiana.

Wilson is also wanted by Smith County for unlawful carrying of a prohibited weapon/bond forfeiture, and an engaging in organized crime charge out of Dallas County, Texas. Additional charges in Desoto Parish, Louisiana include Battery of a Police Officer/Resisting by Force.

The Tyler Police Department says officers and U.S. Marshals talked Wilson out of the attic and he was arrested without incident.

Bonnie McEntyre is heartbroken over the death of her brother Chuck Worthington.

"Nobody deserved what he took," she said.

She says Worthington was a father, a brother and a son. He is described as a simple man with a heart of gold and goofy smile who will never be forgotten by his loved ones. 

She says authorities told her Wilson is accused of beating him to death.

"It was a beating beyond the point of repair, so that we couldn't even have an open casket," she said. 

McEntyre is glad Wilson is off the streets.

"I want to see him in jail with no release, to say the least," she said. 

McEntyre believes her brother tried to stop the suspect from stealing his truck.

"When Chuck walked out and caught him is when Chuck got the beating,"she said and explains that she believes the type of vehicle Worthington owned made him a target for what she calls this random act of violence.

"My brother the simple person he was, his vehicles were old, they didn't have the security stuff on them, like newer cars do now," says McEntyre.

Wilson is being held in the Smith County Jail on bonds totaling $25,000. 

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