Argument between neighbors turns deadly, suspect on the run

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:29pm

GRIMES COUNTY -- A dispute in Grimes County over a fence line turned deadly this afternoon.

The Grimes County Sheriff's Office tells us deputies were dispatched to a home off County Road 359, just west of Plantersville, earlier this morning about an on-going argument over property.

Then, about an hour later, 911 got a second phone call from Patrick McHale.

Dispatchers could hear McHale telling his neighbor, James Allen Bundage, "We can settle this."

But the 911 call abruptly ended after McHale was shot.

When officers responded they found the 55-year old dead inside the barn and his neighbor was no where to be found.

"At this point we've looked the area over," said Grimes County Sheriff, Don Sowell. "We've searched the buildings and his house and we've concluded the vehicle is gone so we're using a search pattern to try and locate him throughout the region. "

Bundage was last seen driving his 2010 black Corolla. The Texas license plate number is CH6Z866.

Multiple agencies have been called in to help look for the suspect including a DPS helicopter.

Investigators were unable to recover the weapon so Bundage is believed to be armed and dangerous.

 

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