DALLAS – All three suspects linked to the kidnapping of a 22-year-old who was found shot to death in a park the following day have been arrested and charged with capital murder.
Jeremie Terrell Newson, 26; Laquan Devondray Hughes, 34; and David Mac Langston, 40; are all jailed at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.
On Monday morning, the body of Trevis Henderson was found by a couple walking at Rochester Park in South Dallas near the Trinity River. Investigators would later learn that Henderson called 911 on Sunday as he was being kidnapped.
Seven minutes before his call, a witness dialed 911 to say she saw two black men and a white man force Henderson into an SUV parked outside an IHOP in the 2300 block of Stemmons Trail. The witness recorded the plate number and passed it along to Dallas police, which led authorities to Newson.
He voluntarily went to police headquarters and soon admitted to the kidnapping. Documents say he also gave up his accomplice, Hughes, and a man who was only referred to in affidavits as “the heavy set white male.”
This suspect was identified late Wednesday as Langston. Arrest warrants for Hughes and Newson show the two gave conflicting stories as to their role in the murder. Each said they were driving and both said the other joined Langston in walking Henderson up an embankment and shooting him.
What is clear, however, is that the three are accused of abducting Henderson outside the IHOP. Affidavits show he was beaten as the SUV traveled to the park. He then got out of the car and was shot dead and left at Rochester Park.
While Hughes and Newson may disagree about who pulled the trigger, the arrest warrants say they both admitted to taking part in the crime. The documents also say Langston admitted to kidnapping Henderson, but said he was not present at the park.
All three have been charged with capital murder in addition to aggravated kidnapping. Hughes and Newson both have $1.25 million bond while Langston's is $1.1 million.