Skip to comments.Suspect in murder-kidnapping dies in gunfight (he killed Mike Huckabee's cousin this morning)
Posted on 01/22/2012 9:52:58 PM PST by kcvl
He kidnapped his ex-wife (who is married to Huckabee's cousin now) and their three children after killing her husband. Drove to his parents house close to here and left the kids. Cops chased him down and he shot & killed ex-wife before cops killed him.
BTW, he killed his brother in 1991 because he asked him to turn tv down so he could sleep.
The man suspected of killing a Hope native and kidnapping his family has been killed in a gunfight with police. Donald Hux, 36, of Arkadelphia, was killed in a gunfight with Union County police around 9 p.m. Sunday about three miles west of El Dorado on Hwy 82. There were no reports of any one else being injured.
Hux was the suspect in an early Sunday morning murder and kidnapping in Arkadelphia at the home of Hope native Sandy Carl Huckabee at 2304 Forrest Park.
Huckabee was found dead of a gunshot wound, apparently shot in his sleep around 4 a.m. He was a cousin of Hope native and former Governor Mike Huckabee.
Sandy Huckabee’s wife, Amy Hunter Huckabee, and three small children had allegedly been kidnapped by Hux, Mrs. Huckabee’s ex-husband.
Police say Donald Hux then drove to El Dorado where he dropped off the children unharmed at his parent’s home.
Arkadelphia police issued an arrest warrant for Hux for Capital Murder, Kidnapping, Possession of a Firearm and Aggravated Residential Burglary. The Union County Sheriff’s Office, along with state and federal law enforcement agencies from surrounding states then began looking for Hux and Amy Huckabee.
Shortly after 9 p.m. Arkansas State Police reported that there had been shots fired as Hux was reportedly spotted leaving his parents home in El Dorado. Hux died in the exchange of bullets.
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Huckabee really is from the South, this reminds me of my Texas youth.
The fighting, the killing, murders, suicides, hold my beer deaths.
Whoa. It could have been worse. He didn’t kill the kids. There has been too much of this lately where the SOB takes out the entire family.
He just got out of jail in Louisiana on the 19th
From Officer Farris:
Mr. Hux was booked on 10-14-11 at 8:15pm. On 1-19-12, he was sentenced to 6 months Parish Jail time with credit for time served, a $500.00 fine or 90 days in the Parish Jail if he do not pay his fine for “Solicitation For Prostitution”. The date to pay the fine was deferred until 3-12-2012.
Quite the demographic.
Why is he free? Why is he alive?
“My prayers go out to them”
I agree......but, I’m having a hard time figuring out how someone thought it was a good idea to marry into to this family.
Truly, he was an animal.....really sad.
Oh, and his sister “committed suicide” after Donnie killed their brother.
His mother lied on the stand when asked if Donnie killed the brother. She has, at least, two murders on her hands tonight.
He skinned animals alive and nailed them to trees if he didn’t like you and returned the collar to the owner with I’m sorry about your pet.
Someone should have killed his sorry ass a long time ago because the court system sure as hell didn’t work on him.
His mother covered his ass his whole life inlcuding lying in court for him. I guess she knew she could be next!
Friends of his ex-wife were trying to let her know the crazy bastard got out of jail AGAIN on the 19th.
I think he was suspected of killing a number of prostitutes in ARK, LA & TEX but law enforcement around here were too damn lazy to work the case, IMO!
That is one reason we have a new sheriff.
how could such a murderous weirdo have survived so long in a state noted for executions. they didn’t even clap his sorry arse in prison, it sounds like.
As if you don’t have any crazy people in your state.
He was in jail more often than not. He just kept getting out because we can’t afford to lock up habitual CRIMINALS /s. We need to give them WELFARE because they are just misunderstood! /s
Oh, and his mother claimed everyone was just out to get him. It was all a conspiracy against their family.
This is one serious eff-up. They needed to put that dog down, he was rabid.
“He skinned animals alive and nailed them to trees if he didnt like you and returned the collar to the owner with Im sorry about your pet.
Someone should have killed his sorry ass a long time ago because the court system sure as hell didnt work on him.”
I bet he was real careful about whose pets he tortured and killed, or indeed someone would have invoked “the son of a bitch just needed killing” exigent circumstances. At least around my demographics.
Not in Georgia. It's a requirement of law; be sane or be deported to Alabama.
I think most of the people where he lived we’re elderly and they just didn’t want to deal with his MOTHER the enabler.
I know if any of the pets had been mine he would have been nailed to a tree himself!
I would have looked at him, smiled all devil-like, and said, "No. YOU are sorry about my pet."
Then I would have left without saying another word.
Then, somehow, an unfortunate accident would cause a visit of the Grim Reaper. You know, accidents like you are driving along the interstate, and all of a sudden your car explodes for no reason.
For good reason he had those enemies
Cover him with tuna juice and lock him in a dog pen with a tiger from the zoo.
Or Arkansas. We seem to have our fair share!
I think we would all be surprised at how many mean, sick SOBS are walking among us.
I just hide it well.
Former governor Mike Huckabee sent us an email, saying.
“I’ve been in Washington all day. Sandy was my first cousin. Our mothers were sisters and we grew up as kids in Hope. It’s been a horrible day for everyone, especially those kids.”
Wow. My prayers go out to the Huckabee family.
Amy Hux, the ex-wife he killed before the cops killed him.
What can we say. Some people just need to be dead. I wish someone would have killed him long ago.
My thoughts and prayers for the family.
Mrs. Huckabee, of Arkadelphia, was kidnapped early Sunday after Hux broke into her home and shot and killed her husband, Sandy C. Huckabee, a cousin of former Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Sandy Huckabee was killed at the couple’s residence at 2304 Forrest Park Drive on the north side of Arkadelphia about 4 a.m. Sunday, said Amy Huckabee’s cousin, Alicia Hunter of Magnolia.
Huckabee was shot while he slept, Hunter said. Amy Huckabee and her three children were taken from the home but the children were dropped off at the home of Hux’s parents, she said. The parents live on Murray Lane in El Dorado.
Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe said Sunday afternoon that his deputies searched for Hux earlier in the day in the Atlanta area. They had information that Hux may have a deer camp in the vicinity. They did not find Hux or the vehicle he’s believed to be using.
Union County Sheriff Mike McGough issued a statement Sunday afternoon asking that the public be on the lookout for a tan-colored 2005 model Chevrolet extended cab pick-up truck with an Arkansas license plate reading 487 MZD. Hux was officially wanted in Clark County on charges of capital murder, kidnapping, possession of a firearm by certain persons and aggravated residential burglary.
According to Sandy Huckabee’s Facebook page, Mr. Huckabee was self-employed as a psychological examiner. He also worked for ECCEL in El Dorado in a similar position. Huckabee was a 1979 graduate of Hope High School and received degrees in biblical studies and psychology from Ouachita Baptist University in 1990. He held a master of science degree in clinical psychology from Northwestern State University, graduating in 1992.
Amy Huckabee was a Springhill, La., native and graduated from Springhill High in 1993. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with a degree in elementary education in 1997 and was a teacher in Arkadelphia.
Hux, 36, had been in and out of legal trouble in the states of Texas and Louisiana during the past two years. Most recently, Hux pleaded guilty in October to a misdemeanor assault charge in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He was first charged with two counts of attempted aggravated sexual assault.
A poster purporting to be Hux posted two statements Saturday on the El Dorado, Arkansas Forum page of topix.com, claiming that the sexual assault charges against him were false. “If you really know me you know I’m a good person. If you think otherwise you don’t know me at all,” the post said in part.
May 18, 2010
An Arkansas man is indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury for an assault at a local truck stop.
34-year-old Donald Hux was arrested in Union County, Arkansas last week.
Lubbock Police say Hux is a truck driver for a company based in Arkansas.
Detectives say back in March, Hux stopped at the Chisum Truck Stop on the Slaton Highway.
That’s where he is accused of assaulting a woman with a knife in the cab of his semi.
Police were able to locate and arrest Hux in Arkansas.
They now believe he may be responsible for similar crimes in other states.
“Besides the one we have here in our city, we were contacted by Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where those detectives also advised us that he was also a suspect in a possible sexual assault there,” Lubbock Police Sgt. Jimmy Pachall says.
Hux was indicted on attempted aggravated sexual assault charges.
He is being held in the Union County, Arkansas jail on a $250,000 bond.
El Dorado man facing charges in Louisiana
The El Dorado long-haul truck driver who was arrested on May 13 in Smackover for two counts of attempted aggravated sexual assault that allegedly occurred on March 19 in Lubbock, Texas, is facing additional charges in Louisiana, according to officials there.
Donald Hux, 34, of 186 Murray Lane, El Dorado, has been charged with one count of aggravated rape in Caddo Parish, Lousiana, a spokesman for the Caddo Parish Sheriffs Department told the News-Times this week, declining to offer further details.
Hux is currently in the Union County Jail on a $250,000 bond awaiting extradition to Texas. According to the Louisiana investigators, Hux will likely not come before the court system in Louisiana until Texas satisfies their case against him.
If Ann Hunter married him after all that, it was foolhardy.
God have mercy on the murdered husband and wife, and may those poor children be taken into a loving home.
And she did marry him after all that - Donald Hux was 16 when he killed his brother.
And his sister supposedly committed suicide?
Why is he free? Why is he alive?
Most of the south knows what a pain it can be to have a brother blare the TV during nap time. No jury would convict past 6 months down here.
I don’t know about that; I’m not from Arkansas. But any woman who marries a murderer is beyond foolish. Throw in animal killing - got yourself a genuine psychopath, lady. How many years did he serve anyway? Not many.
That search ended Sunday night when authorities located Hux in a vehicle owned by his father, and then exchanged gunfi re. Hux was announced deceased on scanner traffi c shortly after shots were exchanged. Offi cial word was released by Union County Coroner Curtis Butterfi eld that Hux and his hostage, Amy Huckabee, were deceased at the location where the gunfi re took place. There has been no offi cial word on events that led to the fi nal tragic outcome.
The Arkadelphia Police Department issued a warrant for Donald Lavelle Hux Sunday, after a man was found dead in his home in Arkadelphia with his wife and children missing.
According to a press release from the Union County Sheriffs Offi ce released while the search continued for Hux, “Investigators determined that Hux drove from Arkadelphia to El Dorado during the early morning hours and dropped the three minor children off at a location in Union County.”
Union County Sheriff Mike McGough said that due to a conversation Huxs father had with Hux, Huxs father contacted police and requested a welfare check for Huckabee, Hux’s ex-wife, which ended with the discovery of a deceased male victim, Sandy Carl Huckabee, inside her residence.
Hux was being sought on charges for capital murder, kidnapping, possession of a fi rearm by certain persons and aggravated residential burglary.
Reports from Arkadelphias Daily Siftings Herald newspaper stated that Hux was previously listed in Arkadelphia police reports for harassing communications to Amy Huckabee while Hux was in prison where he was recently serving time for assault.
what a sad world this has become..will say a prayer for Sandy Huckbee’s and his wife's souls..peace and comfort to their families.
Why is he free? Why is he alive?
Because our justice system does not recognize what a favor you are doing for society when you take matters into your own non-law-degreed hands. Lawyers and judges like to make all the decisions about who is right and who is wrong, who is good and who is evil. Furthermore, if we shot all the no-goods, and somehow they all never saw it comming and didn't shoot back, we'd still be left with less than half of our population. Would be nice to drain the swamp though!
Anyhow I once had a local no-good at gunpoint, and didn't shoot him. I keep thinking some day I'll see him on the news and regret my choice. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm going against the odds hoping he will reform.
Don’t be so hard on the guy. He can’t help it. He is who he is because he had trauma during his potty training years.
....he killed Mike Huckabee’s cousin.....
Well..... in Arkansas they’re all each other’s cousin.
Huckabee has had his 'forgiveness' philosophy come back to attack his own family.
Sounds like he could have worked for the Clintons.
What a horrific story.
Huckabee also pardoned a murderer who later went on to rape and murder in Kansas City.
But then there is the Hank Johnson exception . . .
Prayers for the family.
Since they're all Huckabees, do you know if the sisters married brothers?
Wow, story says he was 36. If he killed his brother in 1991, that means he was 15 when he did it.
Too quick and impersonal. Not enough pain and fear.
This one should have first gotten to experience some of what Roy Batty said and did to Deckard:
"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it?"
It would have been a nice send off for where he is now.
The search for an El Dorado man sought for the murder of his ex-wife's husband and the kidnapping of her and her children was shot and killed by police Sunday night - moments after he shot her.
It happened in a wooded area in western El Dorado off of Parnell Road and Sonny Brook Lane, just after 10:00 p.m. Officers had just found the vehicle when Donald Hux, 36, reportedly shot and killed Amy Huckabee as officers approached. Officers opened fire, killing Hux.
Click Red A on Google map at above link and then 'street view'.