A second suspect has been bound over to the Grand Jury in connection with the January disappearance of Stone County resident Robert Bruce Hariel.
Christopher Hendrix, the last known individual to be seen with Hariel, had a preliminary hearing May 15 in Stone County Justice Court on a charge of kidnapping.
Hendrix joins Dwaine Rogers, Jr., who was arrested April 11 and eventually charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Both men have bond set at $250,000.
At Rogers’ preliminary hearing, Stone County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Amanda Schonewitz testified that Rogers had told her Hendrix had killed Hariel.
“He told me . . . that Chris had left for Texas, had killed Bruce and had dumped the body in Black Creek at Fairley’s Landing,” she said.
A subsequent search of Black Creek failed to turn up Hariel’s body.
Schonewitz introduced phone records at Rogers’ preliminary hearing that painted a chilling picture with texts between Rogers and Hendrix.
The Grand Jury will now decide whether the evidence merits a true bill and a prosecution of the two men.