Arrest made in case of Tarleton State student shot in face

STEPHENVILLE -- A 26-year-old man was arrested and is expected to be arraigned Friday in the shooting of Tarleton State University student Jamie Richards-Hogland, police said.

Richards-Hogland, who was shot in the face, appears to have been the victim of "mistaken identity over drug-related issues," said Stephenville police Sgt. Sha King in an email Friday.

Shawn Patrick Layton was arrested after authorities searched a residence in the 1100 block of West Hyman. He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon, according to a statement from the Stephenville Police Department. 

Layton is in the Erath County Jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday. The recommended bond is $750,000.

Richards-Hogland, 19, was found shot in the face inside her apartment early Monday morning.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit:

Stephenville Detective Kevin Fincher learned from the apartment manager that one tenant had asked to move since the shooting.

Investigators interviewed that tenant who admitted during an interview he believed he was intended target of the shooting, and that he "was in the business of selling marijuana, and that Shawn Patrick Layton was a disgruntled customer with whom he had conflict with in the past."

It's not clear if that tenant will face charges or not. 

According to Stephenville Police, Richards-Hogland has been recovering in ICU. They didn't have a more definitive update. 

Matt Howerton contributed to this article.

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