La Marque homicide suspect on the run after cutting off GPS monitor, stealing SUV in Houston, authorities say

Deputy shoots man accused of killing wife in La Marque
Deputy shoots man accused of killing wife in La Marque

HOUSTON – A La Marque man who was out on bond in connection with a homicide last year is on the run after deputies said he cut off his GPS ankle monitor and stolen an SUV in Houston.

Trent Vahn Paschal is accused of shooting and killing his wife Savannah Paschal on Oct. 21, 2020. He was also accused of pulling out a gun on deputies at a Walmart in Harris County where he was shot last year.

After being shot, Paschal was booked on charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a felon in possession of a weapon. At first, he was being held without a bond, but eventually, a bond was set at $450,000, which he posted. Paschal was also charged in Harris County for aggravated assault on a peace officer and was released from that county on $100,000 bail.

Paschal was due in a Galveston County District Court on Friday but didn’t show up, according to court records.

His attorney Nicholas Poehl said he had not been in contact with his client for several weeks before the scheduled hearing.

Paschal was supposed to be wearing a GPS monitor and was only allowed to travel to work and court.

Deputies said Paschal was able to somehow cut off his GPS monitor on April 13, and travel to the USA Auto Brokers on North Shepherd Drive.

Deputies said there, Paschal went into the auto sales office and asked a salesman to test drive a Chevy Tahoe. During the test drive, the salesman told deputies Paschal pulled out a knife and forced him out of the vehicle, and stole the vehicle.

Deputies said during the time of the incident, Paschal’s GPS monitor showed it was plugged in at his parent’s house in Harris County. Investigators are working to determine how Paschal was able to remove the monitor without an alert being sent to the monitoring companies or authorities.

Trent Vahn Paschal, the man charged in connection with the murder of his ex-wife, is now accused of cutting off his GPS monitor and stealing a vehicle from an auto dealer in Harris County.

Paschal was last seen in a black 2013 Chevy Tahoe SUV with black rims, chrome mirrors, and chrome door handles.

Anyone with information on Paschal’s location should not approach him, but instead, call the police.