Royce Reeves (Jail photo)
TEMPLE (October 24, 2013) A Temple man was named in an indictment Wednesday that charges him with his wife's stabbing murder.
Royce Reeves, 56, was arrested on Aug. 6 without incident at the scene of the stabbing and remains in custody in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $1.2 million bond.
Officers followed a blood trail after finding a local woman stabbed to death early on Aug. 6 and arrested the victim's husband.
Officers who responded to a disturbance call just after midnight found Autumn Alaine Reeves, 35, lying in the front room of her apartment at the Kensington Apartments in the 400 block of Fryer's Creek Drive in Temple, police said.
They forced their way into the apartment and began performing CPR, but their efforts were unsuccessful and Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene.
As officers began to search the area, they found several items with blood on them and the trail led them to a drainage ditch near the apartment complex, where they also found a knife they think was used in the stabbing.
A short time later they found a man hiding inside a drainage tunnel under a roadway.