The August session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned a murder indictment against Preston Browne in connection with the May 20 shooting death of Larry Irvin.
    The panel also indicted Browne, 25, of Brownwood, for evidence tampering and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, court records state.
    Browne remains in the Brown County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $610,000.
    Browne is accused of shooting Irvin in the head with a shotgun inside a residence at 304 N. Greenleaf.
    Browne fled on foot after the shooting and disposed of the shotgun, which police recovered, according to earlier police reports.
    In an unrelated case, grand jurors returned a three-account indictment for DWI with a child passenger against Stephen Matthews, 31, of Brownwood, in connection with a Dec. 24 traffic accident.
    Matthews’ three children were in the van he was driving when the vehicle hit a utility pole in Brownwood, police said earlier.
    Others indicted were:
    Alisha Manette Smith, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
    Clayton Johanson, possession of a controlled substance.
    Jason Wesley Richards, possession of a controlled substance.
    Patrick Tyrone Tharp, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
    Luis Adolfo Pena, possession of a controlled substance.
    Steven Trevino Hernandez, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver/repeat offender.
    Norma Teresa Valencia, possession of a controlled substance.
    Rita Boone Cone, possession of a controlled substance.
    Marvin Don Thompson, possession of a controlled substance.
    Walter Carl Salyer, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver — drug free zone.
    Eric Glenn Lee II, possession of a controlled substance.
    Mercedes Renee Aladdin, possession of a controlled substance.
    Caitlin Victoria Thomas, possession of a controlled substance.
    Chadstity Richardson, possession of a controlled substance.
    Cedric Lekeith Hogg, evidence tampering/repeat offender.
    Courtney Dwayne Duffie, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone/repeat offender.
    Raul Guadalupe Castillo, DWI third or more.
    Charles Art Bishop, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone.
    Elijah Ray Jones, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
    Matthew Dominic Stanton, possession of a controlled substance.