Patrol Officers took 59-year-old Terry Lynn Smith into custody today after he confessed to a capital murder that took place in Corpus Christi in 2011.

At about 9:21 a.m. today, Smith phoned our 911 Communications Center and told the dispatcher that he wanted to turn himself in for a 2011 murder he committed in Corpus Christi, TX

Officers responded to the H.O.W. Center located in the 2500 block of Cable Street and transported Smith to the Beaumont Police Department where he gave a voluntary confession to our Detectives.  Beaumont PD Detectives notified Corpus Christi authorities who were then able to obtain an arrest warrant.  Beaumont Detectives then transported Smith to the Jefferson County Jail and booked him in for the warrant.  He is awaiting transfer to Corpus Christi to face the charges.

Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.

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