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ECSO makes arrest in deadly shooting

Samuel Adrian Chavira is back behind bars in Ector County after he posted bond and was released Monday.

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: Samuel Adrian Chavira is back behind bars in Ector County for the murder charge he previously bonded out on, according to jail records.

The judge has set his new bond at $750,000.

This follows his initial release on Monday, after he posted a $250,000 bond.

This is all the new information we have on the situation. We will update this story if more details become available. 


The Ector County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Saturday in connection to a shooting that left one dead.

ECSO responded to a disturbance at 11334 W Layla early that morning.

When they arrived on scene, deputies found Samuel Adrian Chavira in the front yard. They then conducted a security sweep and found a dead female, later identified as Arely Sotelo Navarrette, on the master bedroom floor.

Investigation revealed that there had been an argument between Chavira and Navarrette. During an interview with investigators, Chavira admitted to shooting Navarrette.

Chavira was arrested and booked into the Ector County Jail for murder. Jail records show that he is now out on a $250,000 bond.

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