Quentin Levander Darks, 27, of Austin has been arrested and charged with abandoning/endangering a child criminal negligence, evading arrest with a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and murder.
Darks is being held at the DeWitt County Jail with bonds of $10,000 for abandoning/endangering a child criminal negligence, $15,000 for evading arrest or detention with motor vehicle, $5,000 for unlawful possession of firearm by a felon and $1,500,000 for murder.
Family violence is believed to be the cause of the fatal shooting of D’Metra Strait, 26, of Cuero on Christmas day.
Strait is the mother of two children, ages 10 months and three years.
Darks had been in Cuero to pick up the two children belonging to him and the victim. The children were passengers in his vehicle when he wrecked at the DeWitt-Gonzales county line following a pursuit with a DeWitt County deputy.