Murder suspect caught in Huffman

HUFFMAN – The man arrested in Huffman for the killing of a Athens, Texas resident was returned to face prosecution.
Edward Ray Smalley, 51, was booked into the Henderson County Jail, Thursday, on a charge of capital murder for the slaying of Tony Moore. Moore’s body was found inside his residence Sept. 3. Smalley remained in the Henderson County Jail Friday in lieu of $1.5 million bond.
Smalley, arrested shortly after 6 a.m. September 6, was found at his sister’s home in Huffman. According to reports, Smalley surrendered without incident to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. The task force is a combined effort of Harris County Sheriff’s Dept., Houston Police and others operating in cooperation with the U.S. Marshall’s Office.
Smalley, a Kentucky native who has lived in the Henderson County area for the past several years, was taken to the Harris County Jail, where he was arraigned.
A 2003 Jaguar found at the time of the arrest is said to be from the victim’s residence. Smalley has arrests on his record prior to being taken into custody, burglary, assault and an escape from jail.
When friends and relatives telephoned authorities worried about Moore, the police found the victim at his residence, with blunt force trauma on his face and head.
Investigators hope to interview Smalley get an account of what led to the violence and Moore’s death.