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One arrested in Henderson County murder

On Friday, November 1, Henderson County Sheriff's deputies responded to Huntoon Trail (Cherokee Shores) in Payne Springs. When they got there, the officers found Jerry Jason Huff, 41, lying in the roadway. Huff had been stabbed in the abdomen, and he named Donnie Westbrook as his assailant. Huff was then flown to ETMC in Tyler for treatment.

On Monday, November 10, Donnie Ray Westbrook, 31, surrendered to authorities on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Also on Monday, ETMC notified Henderson County officials that Huff had died from the injury.

Westbrook is now in custody, charged with murder. His bond is set at $1,000,000. 

Cathryn Khalil, reporting.

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