MIDLOTHIAN, Texas — UPDATE [June19] — Late last night, the Midlothian Police Department secured a capital murder arrest warrant for 33-year-old Woodrow Stevenson Head in connection with the death of 52-year-old James A. Morris who was found deceased in a pickup truck in Midlothian on Monday.

Head was arrested by the Cooke County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday after police received a report of a man attempting to sell methamphetamine. A deputy observed Head in a vehicle at a Gainesville gas station and, as he drove onto Interstate 35, conducted a traffic stop.

During that traffic stop, the deputy arrested Head for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 less than one gram and possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Head was booked into the Cooke County Jail and later charged with capital murder on the Midlothian Police Department warrant.

"Investigators are still working diligently to establish additional details in this case," read a statement from the Midlothian Police Department.

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to contact the Midlothian Police Department at (972) 775-3333.

ORIGINAL [June 18] — Police say the man found deceased in a pickup truck in Midlothian on Monday is the victim of homicide and released his identity on Tuesday.

On Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 7:35 a.m., the Midlothian Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Auger Road on reports of an unconscious person in a pickup truck parked on a dirt road visible from Auger Road.

There, police officers discovered an adult male deceased who was later transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and positive identification.

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as 52-year-old James A. Morris of Alvarado, Texas.

"Midlothian Investigators are working on locating where the murder actually occurred, as it does not appear to have happened where the victim was located," read a statement from the Midlothian Police Department. "Using evidence collected at the scene, our Investigators are working with other local police agencies, as well as agencies from other states, to try to establish the victim’s whereabouts and personal contacts for the previous 48 hours."

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to contact the Midlothian Police Department at (972) 775-3333.

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