Murder indictment handed down in Huntington case

Murder indictment handed down in Huntington case
Mykel Whitehead

ANGELINA COUNTY (KTRE) - A Huntington man accused of killing a man he suspected to be a pedophile has been indicted.

An Angelina County grand jury indicted Mykel Whitehead, 28, on a murder charge on Oct. 30. He was arrested on Aug. 18 in the death of Joseph Jerome Williams, 49. Williams’ body was found in a truck on Guy York Road the day before.

According to the arrested affidavit, several witnesses claimed they saw Whitehead beating the victim unconscious. He then, according to a witness, reportedly dragged Williams’ outside and into a truck before transporting his body to an unknown location.

Williams’ body was discovered at about 7:15 a.m. and approximately 23 hours later, an arrest warrant was issued for Whitehead. He was taken into custody at a hotel in Nacogdoches without incident.

Whitehead remains in the Angelina County Jail under a $1 million bond.

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