TEXAS: Police Capture Suspect Wanted In Hook-Up Murder Of Austin Gay Man
murdering an Austin gay man after meeting him at a local nightclub has been found already in custody in Louisiana on separate charges.
Matthew Bacon, 26, was arrested close to midnight on July 16 after the West Monroe police received a report that he was trying to sell narcotics at a truck stop in the city, more than 250 miles northwest of New Orleans, according to an arrest affidavit. When Austin police discovered Bacon was booked in jail in Louisiana, a detective traveled there and interviewed him, the affidavit says. Bacon said that he had met Villarreal at Rain, a bar in downtown Austin, and went home with him. Once upstairs in Villarreal’s condo, Bacon said he noticed all of the belongings and while Villarreal was in the bathroom, found a hammer under the kitchen sink and hid it under the couch, the affidavit says. Bacon said he later used the tool to strike Villarreal in the back of the head several times. Afterward, Bacon said he used a knife from the kitchen to cut Villarreal’s throat to “finish him off,” the affidavit says.Bacon has been charged with murder.