Murder Charge Filed in Homicide of Leonard Earl Chatman, LIVINGSTON, December 4, 2021 - Lynnie Chatman and Brooke Cormier are now residing in Polk County Jail and have been charged. The following is a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office:
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has filed criminal charges in the murder investigation of Lonnie Earl Chatman, of Livingston.
On December 1, 2021, Lynnie Ray Chatman, who is the son of the deceased, was charged with Capital Murder and booked into the Polk County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 bond. Lynnie Chatman is also currently being held on additional unrelated charges from both Polk County and Chambers County, on over $73,000.00 in total bonds.
Brooke Ashley Cormier, of Orange, has also been charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Tampering with Evidence in this murder investigation. At this time, no bond has been set on Cormier’s charges. Cormier is also being held on additional unrelated charges from Chambers County.
Sheriff Lyons requests that anyone with information relating to the investigation and arrest of both individuals, to please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, at 936-327-6810.
Sheriff Lyons would also like to express a special thank you to the Texas Rangers Office, US Marshals Task Force, Polk County District Attorney’s Office and the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office for all of their resources and assistance. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is working to bring justice to the family and friends in the death of Mr. Lonnie Earl Chatman.
End of Press Release
Chatman and Cormier were both caught by US Marshals in Liberty County (story below)
Linnie Ray Chatman, 40, of Livingston
Brooke Ashley Cormier, 20, of Liberty
Suspect in Chatman Homicide Investigation Caught in Liberty County, LIBERTY, November 29, 2021 - US Marshals apprehended 40 year old Lynnie Ray Chatman and his girlfriend, 22 year old Brooke Ashley Cormier in Liberty County on Monday (11/29). Both are suspects in the alleged homoicide of 64 year old Leonard Earl Chatman, of Livingston (Lynnie's father). The following is a brief press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office:
On November 29, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received confirmation from the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force that Lynnie Chatman and Brooke Cormier, were both found in Liberty County and taken into custody, without incident. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all that were involved in locating both subjects. If you have any information that would assist us in this investigation, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division directly and speak to a Detective, at 936-327-6810.
40 year old Lynnie Chatman (left) and his girlfriend, 22 year old Brooke Ashley Cormier, pictured after being caught by US Marshals in Liberty County on Monday (11/29/21).
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