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Two people have been taken into custody and are scheduled to be charged with capital murder in connection with a reported double homicide in Royse City in February.

Details of the situation had not been released as of Wednesday evening, but Hunt County District Attorney Noble Walker Jr. told the Herald-Banner two individuals were arrested earlier in the day and were scheduled to be booked into the Hunt County Detention Center by Thursday morning on charges of capital murder, each being held in lieu of $1 million bond.

The suspects were among the three people apprehended Wednesday morning, and involved a pursuit that began at a residence in Royse City and continued into Garland.

Approximately 100 people attended a candlelight vigil in front of Royse City High School in February for the two homicide victims. One individual was a high school student, and the other was a former student, Royse City ISD officials had confirmed.

The Royse City Police Department had reported two people were found dead in the Woodland Creek subdivision during the early hours of Feb. 3, with a third individual believed to have left the scene.

The department later indicated it believed the incident was “isolated,” and that there were no further threats to Royse City ISD students or the community.

Hunt County has recorded six homicides so far in 2019.

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