Missing local parole officer found

Juan Macias. (Texas prison photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A missing Temple parole officer who was the focus of a police search has been found.

Corey Henderson is safe and OK, authorities said, but no further details were provided.

Henderson conducted a walk-through inspection Thursday at the home of a man on parole for aggravated robbery and then later checked himself in and out of a hospital, at some point sending an ominous text to his wife, police said Friday.

The parolee, identified as Juan Macias, 45, also turned up missing, authorities said.

Temple police found him Friday and took him into custody on a parole warrant.

He was in the Bell County Jail late Friday afternoon.

Sources with knowledge of the case say Macias is also wanted in connection with a murder investigation.

Authorities don't think there's a connection between the disappearance of the parolee and the missing parole officer.

“We do not believe they are related,” Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Friday.

Henderson’s wife reported her husband missing either late Thursday night or Friday morning, police confirmed.

Police learned that Henderson checked himself into Scott & White Medical Center at some point Thursday and then checked himself out at around 9:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Shawana Neely said Friday.

At one point he sent his wife a text that said, “Nobody will have to worry about me after tonight,” Neely said.

It’s not clear when the text was sent.

Neely said Henderson’s wife also told police that a gun is missing from the couple’s home.