An arrest warrant is now issued in the wrongful death lawsuit against the man accused of killing Peggy Merimon and Kay Harrelson. Since this is a civil suit, the arrest warrant is not criminal.
A judge issued the order on Friday, after the defendant, Mickey Patterson, failed to show for a hearing and deposition. The order gives authorities permission to arrest Patterson to face possible contempt charges.
Patterson does have the option to pay a $10,000 surety bond, but if he does not appear in Lubbock court on December 19th, Patterson forfeits that money, and he will be arrested and jailed.
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