Tarrie Lynn Byrom after an arrest in August. (Jail photo/file)
WACO (October 29, 2013)--Tarrie Lynn Byrom had earlier brushes with the law, records show.
She was arrested for four auto burglaries and arson in December 2012 and was charged with bigamy in September 2012.
The McLennan County District Attorney's office confirmed that Byrom pleaded guilty to four auto burglaries, all of which were misdemeanors, and was sentenced to serve 150 days in county jail.
She was indicted on the felony arson charge in January 2013 but that case hadn’t gone to court.
The charge stemmed from an incident on Dec. 5, 2012 in the parking lot of a restaurant at 1200 North Valley Mills Dr., where a vehicle was burglarized and set on fire.
After that incident, police received reports of vehicle break-ins in the parking lots of Oakley's at 816 North Valley Mills Dr., Mr Magoos at 4601 Hodde, Two Minnies at 641 Ruby, and the Salty Dog Sports Bar & Grill at 2004 North Valley Mills.
As officers investigated the burglaries, a man and woman were spotted in the area with property taken from the vehicle in the Mr Magoos parking lot, police said.
After a short foot chase, Byrom and Jack McCarter IV, 29, were arrested and items from all of the burglaries were recovered, police said.
Woodway assistant police Chief Robert Smith told News 10 Byrom was arrested for bigamy in September 2012.
She was indicted in January 2013, but had not yet been to court. (Paul Gately)
WACO (October 29th, 2013) A woman found dead early Tuesday in the yard of a home near the Cameron Park Zoo was one of four people involved in a violent home-invasion robbery earlier on the opposite side of town in which a teenage apartment resident was beaten and bound.
Police identified the woman late Tuesday morning as Tarrie Lynn Byrom, 28.
She died of gunshot and stab wounds to the torso, police said.
Just after midnight Byrom and three men forced their way into the apartment of a 19-year-old man at 2742 Madison Dr., Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The victim knew Byrom and was able to identify her, Swanton said.
The three men hit the victim in the head and body with their fists and a handgun and then bound him with tape before continuing the attack, Swanton said.
Then Byrom and the three men gathered up property from the apartment and fled, Swanton said.
Byrom and one of the men were seen leaving in the victim’s 2007 Ford pickup truck.
The victim freed himself and ran to a neighbor for help.
He was taken to Hillcrest Baptist medical Center where he was treated and later released.
Officers found Byrom’s body and the stolen pickup truck about three hours after the robbery after responding to a report of gunfire in the 500 block of Sedwick Avenue.
Byrom was found lying in a yard in the area of 2004 North 5th St., just yards away from the stolen pickup, which was in the middle of the street.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy was ordered.
Police are investigating the possibility the incident could be linked to a deadly weekend shooting.
Leslie David Lee, 44, of Purmela, was shot to death in a drug deal gone bad at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a Waco apartment complex.
Investigators determined that Lee and a woman went to the complex to complete a drug deal they had arranged when two men armed with handguns approached in what evidently was attempt to steal the drugs from the two.
Lee attempted to pull out his own handgun and was shot several times in the neck and face.