Perkins Arrested for Murder

Artis Perkins

The Leon County Sheriff?s Office and Texas Rangers responded to an address off County Road 322, near Jewett Texas, for the report of a shooting. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Artis Perkins for Murder. Initial investigation revealed that Perkins age 62, of Jewett had shot Raymond Johnson age 60 of Centerville during an altercation. Johnson died at the scene. Perkins was taken into custody by responding Leon County Sheriff?s Office Deputies. Perkins is being held at the Leon County Sheriff?s Office Jail on a one-million-dollar bond.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.