By Ann Smajstrla

By Ann Smajstrla


Herald Democrat


Sherman Police released new information regarding the deaths of two sisters-in-law who died Sunday in separate incidents.


Leonard Neyland, 45, called police at 3:20 a.m. Sunday to report that his wife, Sarah Neyland, 26, was injured and needed medical attention. The Sherman Fire Department responded to their house in the 300 block of Neyland Road and found that Sarah Neyland was deceased.


Sherman Police said they later discovered that Leonard Neyland had run over his wife at another location and brought her back to their home. He has been charged with manslaughter and his bond was set at $200,000.


The Neylands shared a house with Leonard Neyland’s sister, Michelle Wheat, and her boyfriend. According to a written release issued Wednesday by the Sherman PD, Wheat received a phone call from her boyfriend about Sarah Neyland’s injuries and sped home.


"It appears that Michelle was going too fast to negotiate the corner," the release said. "She lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking the tree."


After hitting the tree, Wheat’s car caught fire. Wheat died in the accident.


The area that Michelle Wheat wrecked is believe to be approximately 150 feet from the area that police say Sarah Neyland was run over, according to the statement. Police also estimate that the incidents were less than 30 minutes apart.