Zavalla man arrested for attempted murder

ANGELINA COUNTY – The Texas Rangers (DPS) arrested a Zavalla man yesterday for attempted murder.

Michael Favors, 40, from Zavalla, was taken into custody for allegedly attempting to poison a friend of his estranged girlfriend by placing a toxic substance in beer he was likely to consume. On June 9, the intended victim reportedly ingested a small amount of the beer before noticing a granular consistency and stopped consuming the beverage. Investigators recovered evidence that supported the elements of the crime of attempted murder.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.