Man Arrested for Murder 1-17-2013
JANUARY 17, 2013.
ParkerCounty Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is investigating the murder of a man which was discovered Wednesday evening.
ParkerCounty Sheriff Larry Fowler said Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for service around 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Valley Meadows Drive, in Springtown.
The caller stated a friend had been missing and requested Sheriff’s deputies to conduct a security check on the welfare of his friend, who was known to be with Nicholas David Camfield, 24, of Weatherford.
Sheriff’s deputies discovered Camfield inside the residence, and was covered in blood.
One of the men was reported as house-sitting at the residence for a third party, who was not on scene.
Sheriff’s deputies discovered the deceased male victim, who appeared in his 20’s, covered with a blanket in the master bedroom of the home.
“This was a particularly brutal homicide,” Sheriff Fowler said.
Investigators said Camfield told them during an interview that he used a pickaxe during the commission of the murder, and that he was an acquaintance of the victim.
Sheriff’s CID investigators are working closely with the Texas Rangers in the investigation and are seeking a possible motive.
The victim’s name is being withheld upon notifying the next of kin. The victim was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. The official determination of death is pending autopsy results.
Further information about the murder is also being withheld pending the ongoing investigation.
As of Thursday morning, Camfield remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail on murder charges. His bond has not been set.