Officials: Soldier Charged in Death of Texas Constable

A Fort Bliss soldier has been charged with capital murder after an off-duty constable working security at a Halloween haunted house died following a fight.

El Paso County jail records show 19-year-old Devon Huerta-Person was being held Monday on $5 million bond. Online jail records don't list an attorney for Huerta-Person, who was charged in the death of El Paso County Constable Robert White.

White was working security in Canutillo at a site decorated as a Halloween haunted house Friday night. An arrest affidavit stated White was punched in the face, fell, was bleeding and became unresponsive early Saturday. The 45-year-old constable died at a hospital.

Huerta-Person fled on foot but was later arrested.

A message left with Fort Bliss wasn't immediately returned Monday.

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