Document: Woman’s GPS tracker positioned her at sufferer’s residence in Port Arthur – Port Arthur News
Police believe phone records, security video and a GPS locator carried by a 24-year-old Port Arthur woman brought her to the scene of a fatal shooting, according to court documents.
Lace Skyler Christian told police she found her grandfather Russell Vernon Reado dead at a house on the 1600 block of Maple Street when she arrived to borrow his car. She later told police they were just checking on his welfare, according to the likely affidavit for her arrest.
Christian reportedly claimed Reado, 71, called her because he wasn’t feeling well, but phone records show he didn’t call her.
She also told police that Reado was shot, although detectives said she didn’t know from her vantage point, as seen on security video.
Security video also shows Christian’s black Toyota Camry in or near the home four times, though she told police she’d only been there twice.
According to prison records, in addition to May’s murder charge, Christian also has multiple traffic-related charges, as well as charges of continued sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child. She was wearing a GPS tracking device at the time of the fatal shooting, police said, which showed her four times at the home and during the time police believe Reado was killed.
Reado was found shot dead at 5 p.m. on May 10 in the 1600 block of Maple Avenue.
Port Arthur Police Department had been called to the residence but did not say by whom.
Reado previously served time in prison for the death of a two-year-old girl and for a robbery in which an employee was shot dead in the early 1980s.