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Suspects in Gammage case indicted for capital murder

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Daniel Jones Daniel Jones

Three suspects in the kidnapping and murder of a Longview man were indicted for capital murder by a grand jury.

Sarah Haslam, 20, Daniel Jones, 19, and Andrew Norwine, 21, have been indicted for capital murder in the death of 27-year-old Ronnie Gammage.

"One of the basis of the capital murder charge is they committed kidnapping along with the murder. So kidnapping is included in the indictment," said Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd.

Frankie Gammage, Ronnie's mother, said she is pleased with the indictments.

Jones and Haslam were both arrested on Norwine was arrested on December 19. Norwine was apprehended on December 25 at Fort Polk in Louisiana. 

According to Sarah Haslam's probable cause report, Gammage was paying one of the suspects to return property stolen from him by other parties. After being unable to cash the check, Haslam and the other suspect located Gammage at the Waffle House in Longview. During an argument, one of Gammage's truck tires was cut.

One of the suspects then lured Gammage into Haslam's car and Haslam drove Gammage, Jones and Norwine to a construction site on Tryon Road half a mile north of Loop 281.

At this site, Gammage was beaten by the three suspects. Fearing they would be seen by passing motorists, they drove to a wooded area off of 259 North. Haslam said Gammage was removed from the car and waked into an open field. He was made to sit on the ground and was beaten again. Haslam then claims she returned to the car, leaving Gammage in the hands of the other Jones and Norwine. The two suspects then moved Gammage into the edge of the wooded area.

According to Jones' probable cause report, Jones then took out a knife and cut Gammage's throat, which he believe killed him. Then Jones said he poured gasoline on the body and set it on fire.

Both Haslam and Jones took authorities to find Gammage's body.

Haslam, Jones and Norwine are still in jail, each on a $1.3 million bond - $1 million for capital murder and $300,000 for kidnapping.

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