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San Antonio-area man accused of killing parents, arrested after weekend manhunt

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said the suspect, 28-year-old Derrick Sean Sherwood, is suspected of killing his parents in a home near Leming on Saturday.

LEMING, Texas — Authorities say two people were found dead near Leming early Sunday morning, and their son is in custody following a manhunt.

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, the bodies were discovered around 3 a.m. on Sunday near U.S. 281, north of Pleasanton. Surveillance footage showing the suspect, 28-year-old Derrick Sean Sherwood, leaving his home led authorities to determine the killings happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

The victims were later identified as 60-year-old Michael Sherwood and 56-year-old Rene Sherwood.

Soward said that authorities looked for Sherwood in the northern part of Live Oak County, which is between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. He was eventually found hiding in a creekbed off of Live Oak County Road 245 and taken into custody. 

Soward says Sherwood was unarmed, but a weapon was recovered from the vehicle he was driving.

Sherwood has been charged with capital murder and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

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