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U.S. Marshals find PA murder suspect hiding in Dallas

A Port Arthur murder suspect who has been on the run since July was found hiding in the trunk of a car in Dallas on Thursday morning.

Joshua Darrelle Henderson, 30, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on an outstanding murder warrant for the brutal killing of Floyd Wayne Dergent, 49. Dergent was shot multiple times July 25 inside Prince Hall Apartment complex, 943 W. 13th St.

VICTIM: Floyd Dergent, 49, was shot to death July 25 at Prince Hall Apartment Complex.

Henderson will be returned to Jefferson County to face charges.

Port Arthur Police Det. Mike Hebert called the shooting an execution-style murder because the victim couldn’t fight back.

The arrest of Henderson coupled with Wednesday’s arrest of James Earl Holloway, 18, in the March 4 murder of Kevonn Washington, also 18, is a morale booster for police.

“But more than that, especially for the people at Prince Hall, where we knew Henderson was constantly carrying a gun, constantly intimidating people, and based on the numbers of Crime Stoppers tips,” Hebert said. “For people who not only feared for their self but for their children. He was very quick to pull a gun like he did in this situation.”

Police were appreciative of the U.S. Marshals office whose members, from the day the warrant was issued, worked with police department investigators who never stopped their search.

There have been 13 murders in Port Arthur in 2018; 10 of the cases have been cleared by arrest.