HENDERSON COUNTY–A Larue man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with the murder of his missing girlfriend, according to a press release by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse.
Charlie Cervantes, 25, who lived in a home in the 10000 block of FM 804 in Larue, was in custody less than 24 hours after the woman was reported as missing to Hillhouse’s Office. The body of Tabatha Lynn Cashion, was found Wednesday evening in the home.
Tabatha Cashion, 34, left her mother’s home in Emory Feb. 9, promising to return the following day. The missing woman, who said she was in the process of moving in with her boyfriend in Larue, left her children with her mother, but she did not return.
After trying and failing to reach Cashion, the mother alerted Sheriff Hillhouse’s Office Feb. 19. Just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Henderson County Deputy Christian Hill went to the Cervantes’ home and interviewed the boyfriend.
Cervantes told the deputy that he and Cashion argued three days earlier, and she called someone to pick her up from the residence. He also told the deputy that he did not know who was called.
Henderson County Investigator William Walker interviewed Cervantes again Wednesday and obtained the search warrant which allowed Sheriff Hillhouse and Investigators to enter the home and find the body.
Sheriff Hillhouse and a team of Investigators executed the search warrant signed by 392nd District Judge Scott McKee, discovering the body and arresting the nearby Cervantes. He confessed to shooting the victim, Hillhouse said.
The Sheriff said the Raines County Sheriff’s Office provided key information in the investigation. They are also being assisted by the Texas Rangers and the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office.
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Milton Adams conducted the inquest, and the body was sent to American Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy.