A Tarrant County grand jury has indicted Patrick Jardell Brooks for the murder of Kennedale middle school teacher John Ross Shreves.
The indictment was handed down Sept. 5, three months after Shreves was found shot to death in a parked car behind a South Arlington bar in the early morning hours of June 10.
Video surveillance from the bar helped establish a timeline that showed Shreves pull into the parking lot at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. According to a detective's statement in an arrest warrant affidavit, several muzzle flashes can be seen coming from inside the car 7 seconds after the driver parked and that 22 seconds after parking, a man can be seen exiting the front passenger seat of the vehicle before running west into a grassy area south of the parking lot.
Investigators were able to retrieve several text messages from Shreves phone, which was found charging in his idling car, that showed a conversation with a person listed in his phone as Patrick Brooks and that Shreves and Brooks, who were friends in high school, had made plans to have a drink.
A motive for the shooting has not yet been revealed.
Brooks remains held on $100,000 bond.