Deputies identify woman shot, killed in New Caney home

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor, Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

NEW CANEY, Texas - A man was charged after a woman was found dead inside a mobile home in New Caney on Friday night, said Brett Ligon, Montgomery County district attorney. 

Jimmy Lane, 55, was arrested and charged with murder after deputies say he admitted to shooting the woman.

Deputies were dispatched to the home after Lane called to report the shooting. When officials arrived, they were unable to locate Lane, officials said.

The home is located in the area of U.S. 59 Marine on U.S. 59 at Payne Road, near St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. 

Investigators were dispatched again to the home after Lane made a second call, officials said. That time, investigators were able to locate Lane, who admitted that a woman was dead inside the home, deputies said.

The victim was identified as Tina Cappa, 52.

Lane was taken into custody and is being held at the Montgomery County Jail. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond. 

Ligon said investigators have been called to the property numerous times in the past.

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