Robert Wyatt Walter, 21, was arrested for the murder of John W. Lee Jr., 38, on Thursday.
Officers from the Orange Police Department were called to disturbance 10:30 p.m. at 570 Lilac in Orange. Lee was found unconscious in the yard with injuries to the face and head.
Witnesses at the scene told officers Lee was assaulted by his step-son, Walter, who had already fled from the scene according to a press release from the Orange Police Department.
Several persons were at the residence celebrating Lee’s birthday.
Lee was transported to the emergency room of Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital-Orange by Acadian Ambulance Service and pronounced dead at the emergency room.
Officers located Walter, the step-son, on Gunstream Lane in Orange, where he was taken into custody.
Walter has been arraigned and bond has been set at $250,000 and he is currently in the Orange County Correctional Facility.