Austin man arrested in Mississippi, charged in girlfriend’s death

Mugshot of Kevin Michael Waguespack (Adams County Sheriff's Office, MS)
Mugshot of Kevin Michael Waguespack (Adams County Sheriff's Office, MS)

AUSTIN (KXAN) —  What was considered a suspicious death in North Austin has been ruled a homicide. Kevin Michael Waguespack, 32, is accused of killing his girlfriend in their home in the 7500 block of Northcrest Boulevard, according to police.

According to court documents, a friend checked on Catherine Dyer, 32, on Nov. 17 after receiving a call from a mutual friend who said Waguespack, who goes by Michael, admitted he, “had done something really bad.” A friend went to Dyer’s home and found her unresponsive in a bedroom in the back of the home.  The friend said she had a head wound. According to the affidavit there was a rifle and blood all over the bed.

Detectives with the Austin Police Department Crime Scene Units obtained a search warrant and found a bloody scene throughout the house with furniture turned over, and pieces of what appeared to be the stock of a rifle in several rooms.

L: Catherine Dyer, R: Kevin Waguespack
L: Catherine Dyer, R: Kevin Waguespack

The arrest affidavit indicated Waguespack called 911 on Tuesday at 2:12 a.m and stated he “killed this woman and her name is Catherine Dyer.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Waguespack was taken into custody after a short standoff with police in Adams County, Mississippi.

Mark Rangel lives next door and said he heard a lot of commotion coming form the home Monday night.  He said he knew both Waguespack and Dyer.

“It’s just crazy, I never knew something like that would happen, they were nice people,” said Rangel in an interview with KXAN News. “I never knew he would do such a thing like that, I had a good friend relationship with both of them.”

Rangel told a detective on the night of Nov. 16 he was in the kitchen and heard tires from a vehicle screeching to a halt.  He said he heard a lot of yelling from a man and heard things breaking and falling down.

“I heard a bunch of crying, she was crying a bunch of yelling, things getting knocked down I guess punching walls and a lot of things falling down,” recalled Rangel. “I see him come outside, I don’t know what he was doing went into his truck for a minute, went around his truck and came back inside and more yelling, and she was crying talking a little bit, and after that it got quiet.”

Dyer worked for Avnet Services as an IT services consultant for more than four years before recently joining another company.

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