By John Waters, Publisher

Update 12 noon Wed., Feb. 5: This morning Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told the Gazette that bond for suspect Tony Flint was set at $200,000 by Justice of the Peace Jerry Sotello.

UPDATE at 8:45 PM: According to the Brewster County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page, “Tony Flint of Terlingua has been arrested by the Brewster County Sheriff Office in connection with the death of Glenn Patrick Felts, owner of the La Kiva Bar. Felts was found dead earlier today in the parking lot of his business. Flint has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree.”

UPDATE at 4:18 PM: Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told the Gazette the death of Glen Felts, owner of La Kiva, is the result of a homicide. Dodson said his department is “working on one  suspect in particular.” No arrests have been made and Dodson expected he and his team would be working the crime scene through the night.

Earlier today: Longtime owner of La Kiva Bar in Terlingua Glen Felts is dead, according to Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson.

Felts’ cause of death is unknown at this time, said Dodson in an interview with the Gazette. “We do suspect foul play,” Dodson added.

Felts’ body was found outside the front of La Kiva this morning; Brewster County Sheriffs were contacted at about 7:30 am.

Glen’s uncle, Gil Felts, founded the Terlingua watering hole in 1979. When Gil died in 1990, Glen inherited the bar.

“There are a lot of stars in the sky here, but Glen shone so bright and so constantly. {This marks] the end of an era that was barely hanging on,” wrote Terlinguan Ceil Drucker. “He was without a doubt one of the sweetest, most generous souls I have known. And he was an inspiration to anyone worried about just being themselves.  Glen was a true free spirit and individual in a cookie-cutter world that undervalues imagination and individuality.”

Currently the area around La Kiva is closed and considered a crime scene; and Dodson is awaiting a crime lab to arrive from his department and from El Paso.

Glen Felts, owner of La Kiva bar in Terlingua, at the Voices from Both Sides event on the Rio Grande, at Lajitas, May 2013. (Voni Glaves, photo)

Glen Felts, owner of La Kiva bar in Terlingua, at the Voices from Both Sides event on the Rio Grande, at Lajitas, May 2013. (Voni Glaves, photo)

 

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