Teen Murdered: One Suspect Arraigned, Another Sought

Suspect Aaron Higginbotham, connected with the murder of an East Texas man, was transported to Longview today. Police are still looking for Michael Kay who they suspect was involved in the murder. Last night they charged Higginbotham with murder in this case. Police say the pair killed 18 year old Michael Hendrix and stole his truck on Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit, Higginbotham told investigators he and Kay drove to the river bottoms near Highway 42, and fought with the Hendrix, knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the head. They then drove to a remote area near the Gladewater Sabine River bridge and dumped the body. Higginbotham remains in the Gregg County Jail on 250-thousand dollars bond. Police are still looking for Kay.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.