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Yanis man arrested in connection with shooting of Grand Saline man

VAN ZANDT CO., July 29, 2013--William Lee Honea, age 32, of Yantis, was arrested on July 24 at a residence just outside of Emory, Texas, on Rains County Road 3333.

Honea was sought in connection with the shooting of a 24 year-old Grand Saline man on July 3, and wanted on a Van Zandt County warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Just after 2 p.m., law-enforcement officials from the Department of Public Safety, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal’s Service, and Rains County Sheriff’s Department converged on the location where Honea was suspected of hiding.

Honea was taken into custody without incident along with two others suspected of harboring a fugitive and taken to Rains County jail.

Honea was then transported to Van Zandt County jail where he remains in custody on a $100,000 bond.

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