Suspect Arrested in Connection With Murder Case in Fort Stockton

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - Fort Stockton Police have made an arrest in connection with a murder case.

According to a press release from the Fort Stockton Police Department, 23-year-old Dustin Allen Horton was arrested after he confessed to killing a "John Doe" subject.

A search of Horton's apartment and vehicle led authorities to the Fort Stockton landfill in search of the body.

While searching the landfill, authorities found items to support Horton's confession.

The victim's identity is not yet known at this time.

Horton is being held on a $500,000 bond at the Pecos County Jail.