UPDATE: February 2, 2020, 9:40 a.m.

The WFPD Crimes Against Persons Unit have arrested Shane Diaz, 17, Jiovani Morales, 18, in connection to the murder of Carolyn High that occurred on January 26 in the 3500 block of Cumberland.

The suspects have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity-capital murder

Bond has not been set for Diaz or Morales at the time of publication.

These two additional arrests bring the total arrest to four. All four suspects are now in custody.

Shaundre Ransom, 18, and Zaeveion Denson, 17, were arrested on February 1, 2020, in connection with the murder.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE on Feb. 1 at 4:45 p.m.: Two Wichita Falls teenagers are charged in connection with the murder of Carolyn High, 65.

Early Saturday morning officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department arrested Shaundre Ransom, 18, and Zaeveion Denson, 17.

WFPD officers executed two search warrants Friday after interviews and follow up investigations.

Both Ransom and Denson are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity capital murder, and in the Wichita County Jail on a $1.5 million bond each.

According to an arrest affidavit, Denson confessed to going with Ransom and two other males who have not been identified to look for someone to rob.

WFPD Detective John Laughlin said it appears on Saturday, Jan. 25, High had been out and when she returned home and pulled into her driveway. Ransom and Denson approached her and demanded her purse before shooting and killing her then taking her property.

Officers responded to a call from High’s daughter the following day just before 3:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Cumberland Avenue.

When officers arrived, they saw High lying in the driveway across from Jarratt Park.

Crimes Against Persons Unit, as well as the justice of the peace, were called to the scene.

“If anybody knows something, no matter how insignificant they think it might be, please let us know,” Laughlin said. “Call Crime Stoppers because it may be that one piece of evidence that we’re looking for to connect some other dots that we already have on the board.”

Police officers said Coy Lee Davenport, 46, who was arrested Tuesday after officers found charred remains of cards and papers with High’s name on them as well as her purse is not connected to the murder.

They said he found her purse after the incident.

WFPD officials said they’re thankful to all who submitted any tips.

This is still under investigation at this time.


UPDATE on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.: Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego said two teenagers are charged with the murder of Carolyn High, 65.

Shaundre Ransom, 18, and Zaeveion Denson, 17, were arrested early Saturday, Feb. 1 and charged with engaging in criminal activity/capital murder.

Borrego said the teens were arrested following a search warrant issued Friday, Jan. 31.

In a press conference Saturday at 1 p.m., Borrego said High died after being shot.

Borrego also said Ransom and Denson were arrested and taken to the Wichita County jail without incident.

The investigation is still open, so stay with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest information.


Original Story: Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego will speak at a press conference Saturday at 1 p.m. with updates on the murder of Carolyn High.

High, 65, was murdered Sunday, Jan. 26, and officials began an investigation into the first murder

WFPD Public Information Officer Jeff Hughes said officers responded to a call just before 3:45 p.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of Cumberland Avenue.

Hughes said when officers arrived they saw a High lying in the driveway across from Jarratt Park.

The press conference will be at the Public Service Training Center in the 700 block of Flood Street.

If anyone has information about this crime or any other felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest updates on this investigation.