Missing persons case update: Latham arrested in Tennessee

Missing persons case update: Latham arrested in Tennessee


Joshua Latham, the man wanted for a felony probation violation in Orange County and for questioning in the Tami Diane Higginbotham missing persons case, was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Maryville, Tenn.

According to a news release, the Orange Police Department knew 26-year-old Latham, who is an Orange resident and originally from the Mauriceville area, had relatives in Maryville and contacted local law enforcement officials there. Police arrested Latham at his relatives’ home where he was located with his girlfriend and infant child.

Orange Police and the Texas Rangers have staff en route to interview Latham in regard to Higginbotham’s disappearance.

Higginbotham was reported missing when her sister, Orange resident Staci Robinson, went to the Orange Police station at about 11:56 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Robinson told police her sister had not been heard from since Feb. 7. Officer Michael T. Roush filed a missing persons report on Higginbotham in response to her sister’s request.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, Orange Police Captain Cliff Hargrave reported Higginbotham was still missing. The news release stated the missing woman is a 41-year-old white female, approximately 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds. She is from Vinton, La. Although the original police report indicated she had been missing since Feb. 7, the news release stated she was last seen Feb. 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m. and was on her way to Orange. Her vehicle was found at Bluebird Fishing Camp on Simmons Drive in Orange.

Police ask that anyone with information contact them at (409) 883-1026.