A Paris man facing charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child was found dead Thursday morning in Lamar County in what appears to be a self-inflicted suicide by gunshot.
“The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a deceased person at the Clay Bluff boat ramp in the Lamar Point area,” said Sheriff Scott Cass.
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger investigated the scene.
“The decedent was identified as David Ray Darby. Upon initial investigation Darby suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Cass.
David Ray Darby was arrested on Feb. 6 by Lamar County Sheriff’s Detectives after a warrant was issued for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
Darby was being held at the Lamar County Jail on a $100,000 bond but according to records made bail on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Lamar County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace ordered an autopsy and Darby’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office in Mesquite.