2 teens arrested in murder of 18-year-old in Clute

CLUTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Two teens have been arrested for the July murder of a recent high school graduate in Clute.

Avris Ramon Daggs Jr., 17, and Jevon Stone, 18, have been charged in the murder.

Michael Holmes, 18, was found shot to death on July 21. It was the town's first homicide in a year.

Police said the victim was found around 1:30 a.m. at the Royal Wildwood Manor apartments on Dixie Drive. Officers were informed of shots fired in the area shortly before the discovery.

Holmes goes by Mikey, according to his family. His cousin says he graduated from Brazoswood High School this year. Holmes was the second youngest of six siblings.

Holmes was working for his grandmother during the week in Bay City and came home to stay with his mom in Clute on the weekends. He would help his grandmother with home health care and did whatever she needed.

Police did not immediately disclose a suspect description.

The shooting is a rarity for the town, according to the Clute police chief. He said the town is also one of the 50 safest cities in Texas. About 12,000 people live in Clute.

Meanwhile, both Daggs and Stone are being held in the Brazoria County jail on a $250,000 bond.

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