Shelby County, Texas: Citing the arrest affidavit, KYTX stated that 26-year-old Ethan Myers own mother described him as someone that "hears voices and is satanic."
On Sunday, November 13, Myers was booked into custody by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on charges of murder and evading arrest.
Earlier in the day Allen Price and Teresa Louviere entered the sheriff's office to report concern for Sarah's wellbeing saying, "Ethan Myers had done something to Sarah Hopson." The pair told officers that Myers had been living with them and they were concerned because the last time they had seen Myers was the previous day when he allegedly fled their home with blood on him.
Price further told investigators that Myers was involved with some sort of cult activity.
At approximately 4:00 pm deputies responded to a residence for a welfare check on 36-year-old Sarah Hopson. Inside the residence, her body was found rolled up in carpet.
Sarah appeared to have been struck on the right side of her head and her fingers, toes, and ears had been removed and placed into a clear plastic bag that was recovered from between her legs according to Law and Crime.
An attempt to clean the room had clearly been made as the room smelled of pain and an assortment of cleaning supplies and rags were found.
Deputies spoke with Myers' mother who stated that while she didn't know who Sarah was, she said her son alleged that Myers believed she wanted him to "sacrifice her." She told officers that her son was hiding in the woods because he didn't want to return to jail.
A search of Myers' vehicle reportedly recovered a shovel, a can of gasoline, a hammer, and a large rock that appeared to match the injuries Sarah had suffered.
Myers court date is not known at this time.
Also arrested were Price and Louviere. Both are being held in lieu of $250,000 bond on charges of tampering with and fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse.
Myers is being held on a $1.25 million bond.