Late Sunday night, at 10:37 p.m., 911 operator received a call from a storage facility on Willowbrook Road, a dilapidated stretch of office and warehouse space in Northwest Dallas. The caller, 22-year-old Trevis Henderson, said he was in a fight with two men who said he owed them money. The operator could hear Henderson attempting to crawl away as he tried to fight the men off before the phone was disconnected. By the time police arrived, the area was deserted.
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The next day, Henderson was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in Rochester Park, a large swath of green space along the Trinity River in South Dallas. It took police all of a day to piece together how he wound up there. The first clue had come Sunday night when, just seven minutes before Henderson's brief 911 call, a witness walking to work spotted him at an IHOP on nearby Stemmons Trail, being forced into a dark-colored SUV. She even got the license plate number.
Police tracked the car to an apartment complex, where a detective saw Jeremie Terell Newsom, 26, drive it into the parking lot. According to an arrest affidavit, Newsom went with the detective to police headquarters, where he admitted that he and two other men, 34-year-old,Laquan Devondray Hughes and a heavyset white guy, had kidnapped Henderson, who owed them money. Hughes, who was driving, carried a shotgun, the white guy a pistol.
Newsom is being held in Dallas County jail on a charge of aggravated kidnapping. Police are searching for Hughes on the same charge. Neither man has been charged with murder -- at least not yet.
Update at 3:47 p.m.: Dallas police send word this afternoon that Hughes has been arrested, also on a charge of aggravated kidnapping, but that police are still looking for the heavyset white guy, who's been ID'd as 40-year-old David Langston.