‘Indian Joe’ murdered




Manual “Indian Joe” Cantu poses in front of Poteet’s other iconic character, Poteet Canyon.

Manual “Indian Joe” Cantu poses in front of Poteet’s other iconic character, Poteet Canyon.

A well-known handyman in Poteet was murdered on December 29.

When the death of Manuel “Indian Joe” Cantu, 66, hit social media, many folks responded and sent their condolences.

One person has been arrested, Lori Beth Armstrong, 50, but no motives or much information has been shared since it is still under investigation.

Cantu’s nickname stemmed from his bandanna headband and long ponytail.

An account has been set up at Wells Fargo bank under the name Manuel “Indian Joe” Cantu if anyone would like to help the Cantu family with burial expenses,

According to organizer Homer Cruz, Poteet City Administrator Scott Moore has coordinated the use of the Poteet Lions Club Pavilion, following Indian Joe’s burial. The Cantu family is so grateful for all of the blessings from everyone. In memory of Indian Joe, a barbecue chicken plate sale will take place Jan. 24 in Poteet at the Lions Club Pavilion. Plates will be $7 each and it will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christian music bands will play throughout the event


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