19-year-old arrested for murder of elderly Highlands man

Randy Segura, person of interest, charged in slaying

HIGHLANDS, Texas - A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with capital murder in the killing of an 83-year-old Highlands man.

Harris County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals took Randy Allen Segura into custody after naming him a person of interest for the killing of Otis James.

Deputies said James was found dead in a chair inside his home on South 4th Street near Avenue C on Monday. Investigators said he had been shot multiple times.

Family and friends said that James was well liked and independent. He lived alone in a modest home in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

After not hearing from James, relatives went to his home and discovered his body. Police were called to the scene at 8:25 p.m. Monday. The victim's pick up truck, a white 2012 Ford F-150 was missing from the driveway.

Wesley Freeman is the associate pastor at First Baptist Church, where James' family attends.

"it's absolutely hard to believe. We're close to the family. It's hard to see anyone go through that. He was a great guy and very helpful in the community. Everyone knew him well," said Freeman.

The missing pick up truck was found at the East Freeway near Jacinto Port Boulevard.