Matthew Edgar is a convicted murderer who would disappear during his trial for the murder of Livye Lewis. Now after eleven months on the run Matthew Edgar has been arrested and taken back into custody. Back during his trial Matthew Edgar would attend the first few days however he would then disappear. The trial which continued would find him guilty and he would be sentenced to 99 years in prison. All that remains for Matthew Edgar is to go through the formal sentencing hearing and spend the rest of his life in maximum security prison.
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Daily News & More in Hemphill is reporting that three people have been arrested and it’s speculated that charges of Harboring a Fugitive may be coming. Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox has called a press conference at 1:00 this afternoon, and we expect to learn more about Matthew Hoy Edgar while he was absconded from Justice, and also about the three people who were arrested…. Steve Stewart
Convicted murderer Matthew Edgar, the Sabine County man who has been on the run since January of this year is alive and in jail.
Officers say Edgar was captured shortly after 8:00 on Thursday evening by deputies from the US Marshal’s Service.
Word is that Edgar, who was convicted in January of this year of killing his girlfriend, 19 year old Livye Lewis on Halloween night of 2020, was reportedly sitting on the back porch of a house not far from his mother’s home east of Hemphill, smoking a cigarette, when officers captured him. Officers say he was immediately taken to the Sabine County Jail in Hemphill.
Edgar, who was out of jail on $50,000 bond was last seen leaving the courtroom of the Sabine County Courthouse during his trial, where he was later found guilty and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Over the months many have speculated that he had committed suicide or fled to Mexico. However, it turns out he was not far from where the jury found him guilty of the crime.
In August of this year, 26 year old Edgar had been added to the list of the 10 most wanted fugitives by the Texas Department of Public Safety.