UPDATE: $2,500 Crime Stoppers reward for information in Archer City homicide

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UPDATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500.00 reward for information on the homicide of John Helms. There also is no time limit on the reward.

If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime, call Crime Stoppers twenty-four hours a day at (940) 322-9888, or if you’re calling long distance, call (800) 322-9888.

You never have to give your name, ad if your information leads to the arrest and board approval you could earn a monetary reward.


UPDATE: Tuesday, April 21, 4:05 p.m.

Authorities with the Archer County Sheriff’s Department have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred Sunday in Archer County.

According to Chief Deputy Simon Dwyer, the victim is 24-year-old John Lewis Helms, whose last known residence is in Wichita Falls.

Next of kin has been notified.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest.


ARCHER CO. (KFDX/KJTL) — Officials with the Archer County Sherrif’s Office are investigating a homicide that Chief Deputy Simon Dwyer said probably happened sometime on Sunday.

According to Archer County News, Sunday evening, Archer County dispatch received a phone call about a body lying in the road on Half House Rd off Hwy 281.

Archer County Sheriff Staci Beesinger said the homicide happened in a very rural area.

“There is no need for the public to be concerned”, Beesinger said.

Details are limited at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as the story develops.

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