Bulletin Staff Report
COMANCHE - A man in custody for a series of burglaries has been charged with the apparent robbery and murder in the July 6 slaying of retired pastor Glenn Bundy, 76, at his Comanche County home.
The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant last week and served it on Rocky Dee Hidrogo, 26, of Comanche. A press release by the department distributed Monday said Hidrogo has been held in the Comanche County Jail since July 17 in connection with 15 counts of burglary of a habitation.
Justice of the Peace Bill Koenig denied bond on Friday.
The press release said the sheriff’s department obtained the assistance of Texas Ranger Jesus Ramos and Department of Public Safety Crime Scene Lab technicians in the investigation. The warrant for capital murder was served on Hidrogo by Ramos.
Under Texas law, capital murder is the act of committing murder during the commission of another felony offense, and in this case burglary of a habitation, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said law officers have been in constant communication with District Attorney B. J. Shepard as the case has developed, and other arrests are expected as their investigation continues.
Bundy was found shot to death in his Comanche County home, located on FM Road 590, after he missed his usual ride to Faith Lutheran Church in Stephenville.
Neal Lovin, a friend, went to his home to check on Bundy and found the front door forced open and Bundy’s body inside. Lovin called authorities, who found the house ransacked, and guns and money were missing, sheriff’s office officials said last month.