Man remains behind bars in connection with death of wife

    A Red River County man remains behind bars on a $1 million bond charged with the July 2 murder of his wife, Mount Pleasant native Georgianna “Gigi” Stroman Landrum.

   According to the Red River County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Kyle Lee Landrum, 35, July 6 there at the law enforcement office on suspicion of murder related to the death of his 54-year-old spouse.

   On July 2, deputies and EMS personnel responded to a reported medical emergency at the couple’s home in the English community. There, they found the female victim deceased in the home and began an investigation which led to the eventual arrest of her husband. An officer from the Texas Rangers has also been enlisted to assist with the ongoing, murder investigation.

   Born Sept. 14, 1965 in Mount Pleasant to D.A. & Jeanne Stroman, Gigi Landrum was described as an avid animal lover especially of horses. A 1984 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Gigi excelled in barrel racing and served as the school’s Rodeo Queen. According to her obituary, her father would drive her to every rodeo in the tri-state area to compete in barrel racing competitions.

   Funeral services for Gigi were held July 7 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

    Survived by three children; son, D. J. Steele; and daughters LeeAnna Steele and MaKenna Moffett; she also leaves to mourn brothers, Jack Harrison, Brian Harrison, John Dopson, Monty Leslie Gordon, Jimmie Gordon, Morgan Gordon; sisters Barbara Anne Harrison and Montel Ridge; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and birth mother, Marguerite Harrison.   She was preceded in death by her parents and her birth father, Monty Wade Gordon.