Update: Murder Suspect Danny Cannon Returned to Callahan County

Update: Murder Suspect Danny Cannon Returned to Callahan County

Danny Cannon, the man accused of killing 51-year-old Baird resident Brenda Holland on Sunday, April 20., has been transferred to the jail in Callahan County. Update:
04/29/14 Update

Danny Cannon, the man accused of killing 51-year-old Baird resident Brenda Holland on Sunday, April 20, has been transferred to the jail in Callahan County.

Cannon was captured in Arkansas on warrants out of Callahan County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder.


04/24/14 Update

The arrest affidavit and arrest warrant for Danny Cannon, the man arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Baird resident Brenda Holland, have been made public.

Cannon had two warrants out for his arrest before his capture Wednesday, one for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon from February, and one for first degree felony murder.

The arrest affidavit refers to allegations from February 18 of this year, and alleges Cannon had beaten Holland, leaving her with multiple bruises and putting her in fear for her life.

The affidavit alleges Cannon struck Holland on the head with a .22 caliber pistol three times and choked her until she could not breathe.

According to the document, Holland had multiple bruises on her ribs, elbow and thigh area following the incident.

The arrest warrant for first degree felony murder alleges that on April 20, Holland was found dead in her home in Baird from a gunshot wound to the head.

According to the warrant, Holland had been in an on-an-off relationship with Cannon who had been arrested multiple times for being violent with her, and had already been convicted of assault family violence toward her.

Canon had allegedly sent various threatening text messages to Holland over the days leading up to her death, including statements that he hated her and wished her dead. At one pint, Holland received around 100 of these messages in one day.

The warrant states that a witness told authorities Holland had reported to them that Cannon had texted her on April 16 that was headed over to kill her. Holland had friends and neighbors watching her home as she was concerned Cannon might come through with his threats.

During a search of Cannon’s home conducted soon after Holland’s body was discovered, investigators found evidence that Cannon owned multiple firearms including shotguns, rifles and handguns. However, none of these firearms were found at the residence.

Investigators did find both spent and unspent ammunition at his house, including a spent round recovered from one wall of the residence, and the holster for a small caliber handgun.


04/23/14 5:30pm

Danny Cannon, the man accused of First Degree Murder, has been caught. A press release was sent out confirming his capture.

The release reads as follows:

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at about 5:30 p.m., the Baird City Marshal's Office, in conjunction with local law enforcement and the Arkansas State Police, captured Danny Cannon on outstanding arrest warrants out of Callahan County, Texas for Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Arkansas State Police advised the Baird City Marshal's Office that Cannon did attempt to fire on officers with a weapon, but that no one was injured during the apprehension.


It has been confirmed that Cannon was caught in the town of Strawberry, Arkansas which is within Lawrence County.

04/23/14 Update

The Baird City Marshal's Office has released a few new details in the homicide case that has been under investigation since Sunday, April 20, including the preliminary autopsy results of the victim.

According to the release, Danny Cannon, named by the City Marshal's Office out of Baird as a person-of-interest connected to the death of 51-year-old Brenda Ruth Holland, now has a warrant out for his arrest for First Degree Felony Murder.

Preliminary autopsy results confirm Holland died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The following is the release sent by the City Marshal's Office out of Baird:

Danny Mitchell Cannon has an outstanding warrant out of Callahan County for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and an outstanding warrant for First Degree Felony Murder out of the Baird City Marshal’s Office. Cannon is currently still at large, and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Any information in regards to the Homicide case can be directed to the Baird City Marshal’s Office at 325-854-1212.


On Sunday, April 20, 2014, around 4 pm, Officers with the Baird City Marshal’s Office were called to a home in Baird Texas in the 200 Block of Spruce Street, in reference to an unattended death.


Preliminary autopsy results were provided to the Baird City Marshal’s Office, confirming multiple gunshot wounds. The subject was Brenda Ruth Holland, 51 years of age, a resident of Baird, Texas.



04/22/14 Update

Authorities are still searching for Danny Cannon, 54, who has been identified by the Baird City Marshal's Office as a person of interest in a homicide investigation into the death of Baird resident Brenda Ruth Holland.

Holland was found dead inside her home in Baird on Sunday, April 20.

Tips have been coming in regarding his location and one tip said Cannon had been staying at the Salvation Army in Abilene at some point since the investigation began.

Investigators showed up at the Salvation Army Tuesday to follow up on the tip and it was confirmed by the Baird City Marshal's Office that Cannon had stayed there around an hour Monday.

At this time, the investigation into Cannon's whereabouts is still ongoing.

The body of Brenda Ruth Holland has now been transferred to Parker Funeral Home in Callahan County.

Authorities are still waiting on autopsy results to come in.


04/21/14 Update


The City Marshal's Office in Baird has released the name of the person of interest who is being sought in connection with the death of a Baird woman who was found dead in her home Sunday, April 20.

Danny Mitchell Cannon, 54, is wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Callahan County for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and is a person of interest in an ongoing homicide investigation out of the Baird City Marshal’s Office.

The subject is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Any information in regards to this case can be directed to the Baird City Marshal’s Office at 325-854-1212.

On Sunday, April 20, around 4 p.m, Officers with the Baird City Marshal’s Office were called to a home in Baird Texas in the 200 block of Spruce Street in reference to an unattended death.

After an investigation, an autopsy has been ordered by the Baird City Marshal’s Office and the Callahan County Justice of the Peace.

The victim was Brenda Ruth Holland, 51, a resident of Baird, Texas.

This investigation is still ongoing.



04/20/14 Original Story


A 52-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Baird at around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Baird City Marshal Eric Howard says that they are treating the case as a possible homicide and are waiting for autopsy results from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. He adds that the woman was found by a relative and that she may have died overnight.

Names of the person-of-interest and the victim have not been released.

We'll provide more information as soon as we get them.

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