WACO (June 25, 2014) David Wayne Zahirniak, 43, of West, who was arrested in May at his parent's home in West in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Caitlyn Reed-Goates, 21, was named in indictments Wednesday charging murder and two counts of indecency with a child by exposure.
He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling more than $100,000.
Zahirniak called 911 on just before 4 p.m. on April 5 to report that he found Reed-Goates, dead from a gunshot wound inside the home on Tokio Loop.
The shooting death was originally reported as a suicide and a weapon was recovered at the scene.
But an autopsy performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas provided evidence that led investigators to believe Reed-Goates did not take her own life, Chief Deputy Sheriff Matt Cawthon said.
Reed-Goates was a 2010 graduate of West High School.
Grand jurors Wednesday also returned an indictment charging organized retail theft against Ale Roy Keith, 40, of Vicco., Ky., who was arrested along with Neil A. Martin, 51, of Hazard, Ky., in March after a high-speed chase following a report of a theft at the Walmart store in Bellmead.
He remains jailed in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Martin and Keith were both fugitives who were named in theft warrants from all over the U.S., DPS trooper D.L. Wilson said.
Corey Glen Wormley of Waco was indicted Wednesday for aggravated assault (enhanced) and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a shooting in September 2012 that grew out of an argument over some wheel rims and left another man injured.
He’s held without bond on the aggravated assault charge and on a parole violation, online jail records show.
And John Alex Lopez, 22, was indicted Wednesday for assault on a public servant and resisting arrest.
He was arrested after an early-morning fight in April outside the Ice House Bar, in the 500 block of Austin Avenue in Waco.
An officer was struck in the face while attempting to arrest one of the men involved in the fight, but did not require medical treatment, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.