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UPDATE: Second suspect in 2008 Jordan Holden homicide cold case arrested

The first suspect named in the murder case, Patrick Stewart Jr., was arrested April 27, 2021, in Katy.
Credit: San Angelo Police Department

SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE: A second suspect in the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden has been arrested.

According to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department, Raymond Andrew-Lee Rice, 32, was arrested Thursday morning in Allen, by the SAPD Cold Case Unit along with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, Allen Police Department and the U.S. Multi-Agency Fugitive Task Force.

The first suspect named in the murder case, Patrick Stewart Jr., 32 was arrested April 27, 2021, in Katy.  

There is no additional information available for release at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: The San Angelo Police Department announced Tuesday that its Cold Case Unit, with the help of Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, arrested Patrick Stewart Jr., 32, for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden.

Credit: San Angelo Police Department

According to an SAPD news release, through the course of the investigation, Stewart became a person of interest and was ultimately identified as the suspect by forensic evidence known as "familial DNA" obtained from the crime scene.

Stewart, a current resident of Katy, was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Katy by members of the SAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from DPS Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

In July 2008, San Angelo Police officers were dispatched to “shots fired” at a home on West Harris Avenue. When police arrived, they found Holden, who was 22 at the time, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The investigation showed Holden and three friends, including the resident, arrived at the home and surprised armed intruders. The resident struggled with one of the intruders and called for help. Responding to his friend’s call for help, Holden entered the home, where he was met by gunfire. The resident was also shot in the leg.

“Multiple investigators have worked tirelessly through the years to ensure Jordan’s killer would face justice.  The investigation has proven that you cannot escape justice or outrun the horrific things that you have done to a human being in our community.  Jordan Holden had a child on the way when he was murdered.  We cannot give that child his father back but we hope this arrest brings peace and closure to the family.  This investigative effort and arrest sends a strong message that we will not forget the victims and families of our remaining cold cases and that we will continue to work tirelessly to solve each and every cold case,"  Frank Carter, Chief of Police, said in the release.

At the time of his death, Jordan’s common law wife was four months pregnant with his son.

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