Back in December a wealthy Montgomery County businessman was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his wife in April Sound subdivision near Conroe. 58 year old Thomas Anthony Quinlan was charged with the murder of his wife 56 year old Donna Quinlan. Now, we have learned while facing murder charges Quinlan has taken his own life. Our sources say he used a sword on himself. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office confirms the suicide.
Lt. Dan Norris released this statement:
This morning just before 10:00 AM the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by
April Sound Security reporting that Thomas A. Quinlan came into the April Sound Subdivision
going to his home on North April Waters. Security officers knew that there was an Emergency
Protective Order in place against Quinlan prohibiting him from being at the house. Thomas
Quinlan was arrested on December 30, 2012, for the shooting death of his wife, Donna Quinlan.
When deputies arrived they learned that no one was in the home other than Quinlan and they
could not make contact with him. SWAT deputies entered the home and found Quinlan dead of
what is believed to be a self-inflicted wound.
Thomas Quinlan was released from the Montgomery County Jail on January 3, 2013, around
1:00 PM after posting the $500,000 bond set at the time of his arrest on December 30, 2012.
Detectives and Crime Scene investigators remain on the scene examining evidence and
Lt. Dan Norris
Administrative Services – PIO