A Giddings man who was arrested Sunday on drug charges after police said they found him asleep in a car has now been charged with capital murder in a case out of San Marcos.

According to court records, Jon Jervis is charged with capital murder by terroristic threat on a warrant from San Marcos police. The 23-year-old was arrested Sunday morning after police were called to a motel on Texas 21 when an employee could not get a sleeping man to wake up and leave.

Once police arrived, Jervis was removed from the car, and officers said a knife was found in the driver’s seat. A probable cause search was performed, and authorities said they found syringes, plastic bags and 6.4 grams of methamphetamine. In his wallet, Jervis is accused of having credit cards and ID belonging to other people. Police said Jervis had a warrant for two counts of credit card abuse against an elderly person, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

In addition to the capital murder charge, he also is being held on a first-degree felony charge and the credit card abuse charges, records show. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $80,000 bond. Bond on the capital murder charge has not yet been set.

Court records show Jervis has been arrested six times in Brazos County since 2015, mostly on warrants from other jurisdictions and marijuana charges.

Details on the San Marcos slaying were not immediately available Wednesday night.

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