The Brown County Grand Jury returned an aggravated assault indictment in connection with a Feb. 27 assault outside a south Brownwood apartment complex that left one man dead and another man seriously injured.
Grand jurors also returned a sealed murder indictment against a person whose name won’t be revealed until the indictment is served. It was unclear if the murder indictment is in connection with the assault that killed James Lee Holland, 31, who died after having a seizure in the Brown County Jail.
Jamar James Render was named in the aggravated assault indictment, which grand jurors returned May 1. The indictment was made public Tuesday.
Render has been in the Brown County Jail since being arrested after the assault, jail records state. He is also charged with failure to identify as a fugitive from justice and faces charges in Ohio of robbery and parole violation, records state.
Brent Tomlinson, 39, was injured in the assault, which happened outside the Southside Apartments, 2801 Southside in Brownwood. Tomlinson was released earlier from Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, where Holland’s body was taken for an autopsy, said he died of blunt force trauma to the head and ruled his death a homicide.
Brownwood police and sheriff’s officials said Holland did not appear to be seriously injured after the assault, and saw nothing that indicated he needed to go to the hospital.
Police who responded to the assault arrested Holland after learning he had traffic warrants. He was also charged with possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana.
Holland, who police have said was intoxicated when he was arrested, had a seizure at the jail about 3 1/4 hours after being taken there. He was taken by ambulance to Brownwood Regional Medical Center and flown later to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where he died, Sheriff Bobby Grubbs has said.
Holland family members have said Holland and Tomlinson drove to the apartments the night of the assault because Tomlinson wanted to collect an $80 debt.