UPDATE 10:28 AM August 1:

According to Bell County Jail records, Justin Boswell's bond has been set at $1 million. Boswell was booked into the jail at 7:35 PM Saturday, July 30 and charged with first degree murder. Boswell's address was listed as Pedmont, Alabama.

Police say Boswell is responsible for fatally stabbing 25-year-old Rowdy Mays on Thursday, July 28. Mays reportedly picked up Boswell, who was hitchhiking. Investigators say Boswell then stabbed Mays and stole his truck, which was later recovered in Rockdale.

UPDATE 1:55 PM July 30th:

Bowsell has been arrested. The 31-year-old was found in Rockdale, Texas.

UPDATE: 11:22 AM July 30th:

There is now active murder warrant out for Justin Glen Boswell. Persons are encouraged to call 911 if they come into contact with Boswell.


Temple, Texas police are currently searching for a person of interest who attacked and killed a 25-year-old man Thursday evening. The person of interest, 31-year-old Justin Glen Boswell, fits the description from the department:

Justin Glen Boswell (Image Courtesy of Temple PD)
Justin Glen Boswell (Image Courtesy of Temple PD)

Man Stabbed and Carjacked While Trying To Be Kind

According to a news release from the department, officers responded to the scene of the stabbing in the 2600 block of S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. at 6:15 PM on Thursday, July 28.

A preliminary investigation found that the victim, later identified as Rowdy Mays, had been injured after picking up a hitchhiker, who then stabbed him and took off with his white extended cab pickup truck.

Sadly, The Victim Didn't Make It

Mays was taken to Baylor Scott and White hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.

Vehicle Found, Attacker On The Loose

Police said Friday they located the vehicle in Rockdale. However, May's attacker remained on the loose early Friday afternoon.

If You Know Something, Please Say Something

Anyone who may have seen anything or has information that could help police track down Mays' attack is being asked to please to call the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.

You can also reach out to Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, bellcountycrimestoppers.com, or via the free P3Tips app. Crime stoppers will not ask for your name, and information leading to an arrest could net you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

A Note On Crime Stoppers

If you visit their website, Bell County Crime Stoppers has a Wanted/Unsolved Cases tab. Take a look at it some time. If you recognize anyone or think you have information that could help local families find justice, please reach out to them.

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