The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) had information and leads that placed Walder in the area of Woodville and headed to that area last night in hopes of apprehending him, according to Bishop. The MIRT team thought he was trying to find a place to hideout, but apparently was not successful.
Walder was stopped north of Woodville, Texas on US 69 traveling north around 2:00 AM on Sunday morning while driving the dark green Dodge truck mentioned in the attempt to local bulletin issued by Police yesterday.
Bishop stated, “A DPS Trooper assisted by the Woodville Police Department initiated a traffic stop once the vehicle was spotted.”
Walder was taken into custody without incident.
Walder did not have any weapons on his person at the time of his arrest. His truck was impounded and authorities are seeking a search warrant in order to search the vehicle at this time.
The weapon Walder allegedly used to kill the owner of the Ridgewood Grocery in the Christmas day robbery of the store has yet to be recovered by authorities.
After his arrest Walder was taken before a magistrate before being returned to Liberty County.
Justice of the Peace, Glen Pruitt of Dayton has set a bond of $2,000,000 dollars on Walder and he remains in the Liberty County Jail at this time.
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