Home Crime & Punishment A Suspect Has Been Arrested In Rodeo After Party Shooting

A suspect has been arrested for the Labor Day Weekend shooting and subsequent death of a woman at the Myrtis Dightman Rodeo After Party in Crockett, Texas.

According to Houston County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Randy Hargrove, Roderick Demetrius Creag, 33, was arrested on Monday, August 3, 2012, on First Degree Murder charges for the death of a woman who was shot and killed during the Myrtis Dightman After Rodeo Party, held in conjunction with the 24th Annual Myrtis Dightman Labor Day Rodeo, in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 2, 2012.

At approximately 3:19 a.m. officers were dispatched to the camp grounds, at Dightman’s property that is located behind the former Crockett State School on FM 2110. According to the arrest warrent affidavit, Creag was arguing with Jason Fransaw about erratic driving. Fransaw reported that when he thought the incident was over that he went to load his ice chest into his vehicle at which time he heard a gunshot and Kimberly Caldera, 35, his common law wife, cry out at the same time.

Caldera was reportedly sitting in a vehicle when she was hit by a shotgun blast in the torso. Caldera later died at ETMC Crockett.

This is not the first time that there has been an incident or for someone to have been hurt at one of these events. In fact, on Saturday, October 8, 2011, during a party, a fight grew quickly out of hand and shots were fired. According to a press release from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office at the time of that event, a fight broke out, guns were drawn and shots were fired with a crowd numbering around 500 persons on the property.

This is not Creag’s first shooting either. In 2000 Creag opened fire at a trail ride campout in Grapeland in what he claimed to be self defense and killed Cameron Taylor an innocent bystander. He was convicted of Manslaughter and served six years of a 10 year sentence being paroled in 2006.

A bail of $900,000 has been set for Creag. If convicted of a First Degree Murder charge, Creag could receive a sentence of 5 to 99 years or life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

This case is still under investigation. Roderick Creag is to be considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

 

 

13 replies to this post
  1. I think these parties need to be banned..it’s not fair that the people who live on that road have to be prisoners in their own home during trail ride nights or after parties..they are afraid of being hit by a drunk driver or a stray bullet! I think the owner of the property needs to either stop these parties, increase security measures, or start being held accountable. Enough is enough…

    • REALLY THAT’S YOUR PROBLEM BECAUSE DIDN’T NO ONE TELL YOU TO STAY IN THE HOUSE FOR ONE REALLY I KNOW THEY LIKE HAVING A GOOD TIME BUT LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS AT LEASE WE DON’T HOLD UP THEATERS AND KILL ALOT OF INNOCENT BY STANDERS

    • we are not prisoners in our homes,we don’t have a problem with parties.It could have happened in walmart parking lot.You going close walmart,no so be realistic.They had a problem about the others driving.The party didn’t
      cause it,It just happened to be at the party when it happen. You shouldn’t speak for us on this street,we speak for ourselves.

  2. Mr Anonymous that is about the most stupid remark. No one may not have told them to stay inside but for their protection common sense tells them to stay inside. And the remark about the movie theater is stupid also. Whether it is one person or plural which means more than one Mr anonymous nothing like this should happen to anyone! If people can not act decent put A HALT TO THIS KIND OF MANIA!

  3. I agree KD, this is not a black/white thing, and it’s a shame the anonymous person doesn’t see that it’s about the loss of human lives. People of all races are committing senseless crimes, and we are all affected by the nonsense no matter what ethnic orgin the person is. This guy is obviously a threat to society and should be permanently removed and sent back to where he will no longer be a threat. Security is obviously a problem at these parties, but even security doesn’t prevent idiots from acting out, not to mention the alcohol added to the picture. The bottom line is, another senseless death and one innocent bystander is enough. Apparently it is a problem because the episode is a repeat, but because of God’s grace no one was killed the first time.

  4. The people you talking about live five miles west, five east,ten miles north five miles south of the place where the party is held.Get your facts together before you comment. Everyone else inside of that are family.A bad thing has
    happen,and yes it’s too much violence in the world,not just houston county,yes changes need to be made and things need to be done different.You don’t attend because you scared,you don’t because it’s just not your thing.The other three hundred people
    that were there wasn’t scared they were having a good time like they do every year.Families were ruined over a senseless act of one,not myrtis dightman sr. If you blame and complain to the system also it will help too.It’s not these parties,it’s these people.Think about it.

    • I really think that the people should have consideration for the people that are not family and the ones that have to travel the road to come to town. We have to take the road to Lovelady because we are scared of the stray bullets and the drunks pulling out at night.The cones are a hazard to the cars at dusk we almost run over them. I just think that it needs to be closed down. Go have it some wheres else. WHY THERE?????? TO MANY BAD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE THIS ONE.

      • YOUR RIGHT TWO OF MY COUSINS WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN 1998 SAME GUY WERE WAS JUSTICE AT. A TRAIL RIDE GRAPELAND TX

  5. You are correct,Anonymous.The problem is not the party,it is the people…So the best remedy is to eliminate the parties,hence,the people.
    Admit it,this is a bunch of drunken fools with guns and drugs.You wanna get screwed up and blow each others brains out?..fine,go do it down by the river somewhere away from everyone.

    • I agree with you sensible.These act of violence has put us all in danger,people are getting killed for no reason.As a result we cowboys that come to ride in the trailride and pay tribute to crocketts on,and enjoy the rodeo.This has put our past time in jeapardy,yes we are at these parties enjoying ourselves and as is our kids.This kind of behavior puts us all in danger,as well as the people who live on that street.It has taken our fun away and cast a shadow on the annual rodeo,which is sad.I didn’y know the young lady and i would say I’m sorry to her family.Just because i was there. this is sad,this is sad.Something need to done.when you come out to have a good time,thats all you should have is a good time and go home safely.

  6. WELL JUSTICE SHOULD OF BEEN SERVED TO THIS ANIMAL BACK IN 1998 WHEN HE SHOT AND KILLED MY COUSIN AND NEIGHBOR AT A TRAIL RIDE IN GRAPELAND TX YES RODERICK DEMETRIUS CREAG ITS SAD……

    • ET is right. That Creag fool needs to be locked away forever or be strapped to a gurney. Too many innocent people had to give up their lives on account of that idiot.

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