MILES - A Miles man was arrested Thursday and later charged with murder after the body of a man was located by authorities in a field, Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres reported.

MILES - A Miles man was arrested Thursday and later charged with murder after the body of a man was located by authorities in a field, Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres reported.

Thomas Peiser is in custody at the Runnels County Jail charged with murder in connection with the death of Antonio Hernandez Romo, 57, of Miles. His bond has been set at $300,000.

According to reports the Runnels County Sheriff's Office and Miles Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Thomas Street in Miles at 3:41 p.m. Thursday on a report that someone had been shot at the residence. Miles Police Chief Quentin Watkins was the first on the scene followed by Runnels County deputies.

"Evidence was quickly located in and around the residence which indicated an altercation had occurred and someone was, at the very least, severely injured, Squyres said in news release. "However, no one else was found at the residence."

Investigators learned that Peiser left the residence and was traveling north on Thomas. He reportedly returned a short time later. When confronted, Peiser was reportedly uncooperative with investigators.

Investigators feared that the victim may have been transported somewhere north of Miles, so a search for the body began, with law enforcement including the Texas Department of Public Safety and members of the Miles VFD.

Hernandez's body was located by a member of the Miles VFD in a field near FM 2333 and County Road 392 at 5:35 p.m. Squyres said.

"There was a gunshot wound to the body but we are waiting for autopsy results to determine if that is the actual cause of death," Squyres said.

The Texas Rangers were dispatched to assist and both crime scenes were secured until the Rangers arrived and began processing the locations for evidence.

Meanwhile, Peiser had been detained and was already in custody at the Runnels County Jail.

Squyres contacted the Texas Rangers to assist with the investigation.

The body has been sent to American Forensics in Mesquite for an autopsy.