A Sherman man indicted for the 2017 Halloween murder at Allen Plumbing in Denison will have to wait till the Christmas season for his day in court. The murder trial set for Monday for Tyrone Dewayne Sommers, 48, was reset for Dec. 2 in the 15th state district court.


Back in October of 2018, Sommers was identified by the Denison Police Department as the suspect in the Oct. 31, 2017 killing of Robert Allen of Denison.


Allen’s body was found inside his family business, Allen Plumbing, when police responded to a call about shoots fired at that location. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Allen’s death a homicide.


Information released by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office at the time of his arrest said Allen was killed while Sommers was committing an aggravated assault or deadly conduct and while Simmons was attempting to flee from committing or attempting to commit a felony.


Herald Democrat reporter Drew Smith contributed to this report.


Jerrie Whiteley is the Criminal Justice Editor for the Herald Democrat. She can be reached at JWhiteley@HeraldDemocrat.com