Clipped From Brownwood Bulletin
Sailor to face murder charge ORANGE, Tex. (AP) - A Charleston, S.C., sailor has waived extradition and will return here to face capital murder charges in the death of a Georgia man, police said. Orange County, Tex., officials Thursday identified the dead man as Sonny Dale Tootle of Savannah, Ga. The body of Tootle, said to be in his early to mid 30s, was found with a crushed skull last month in a nearby bayou. Orange County officers said Arthur Bradley Gonas, 25, surrendered to police Wednesday in Webster Grove, Mo. He ws identified as a sailor absent without leave from the Charleston Naval Base and a traveling companion of two women also held in the case. Blonnie Cooper, 24, and Sherry Stalvey, 25, were in jail Thursday under $50,000 bond each after surrendering to police in Phoenix, Ariz. Authorities said they found Tootle's van in a Houston motel parking lot Thursday. Orange County officers said the two women told Phoenix authorities they killed a motorist who had given them a ride by hitting him with a concrete trowel. Deputies said Tootle's skull was fractured six times.