Kerrville man who was granted probation for murder in 2014, back in jail for probation violation

Melvin Gene Beasley, is in Kerr County Jail on a $752,500 bond, after getting a probation violation for a DWI charge from March 21st, 2018.

Beasley, is on probation for a murder charge from 2014. According to Kerr County Public Records, Beasley was able to make a plea and get probation for killing Dwight Anthony Williams of Ingram in August of 2014.

According to a report from Kerr County Sheriff, Rusty Hierholzer, to a local newspaper in 2014, William’s sister had reportedly been assaulted by Beasley, so Williams went to a residence on the 100 block of Candlelite on Monday, August 25th, 2014, where a fight took place, and Beasley ended up stabbing Williams during a fight.

Williams’ sister, Sally Law, reached out to us this morning, and said that she was slapped by Beasley during an argument and that Beasley was living in a cabin behind her residence. She said that Beasley stated that he had a knife in his cabin. Williams then went to his cabin with a bat. She said that Beasley invited him in and that her brother came out with several stab wounds. They then called EMS and were met by an ambulance on the way to the hospital. Williams, succumbed to his injuries before he could be treated.

“I have been beaten in the past. He (Beasley) slapped me during an argument and my brother had told me to call him if I were ever beaten again, so I called him. I wish every day since that I hadn’t.”

Sally also said, “He needs to go to prison. I felt slighted when he received probation. I’ve never seen justice for my family in Kerr County. I don’t blame the police department. I blame the prosecutors. I don’t think that they did their job.”

Beasley was released on probation on December 22nd, 2014 and a guilty plea and after being sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudicated probation.

Sally said that she lost her other brother, James Law in 1998, to a stabbing in Kerr County, where the man who killed her other brother was found not guilty.

Beasley sits in Kerr County Jail with two bonds according to Kerr County Jail Records.


The Honorable, Judge Williams, has presided over this case.