Fugitive Alert

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

A man accused of murder is on the loose, and police have strong reasons to think he's in our area.

Four months ago Michael Nicholson from Dimmitt was murdered in a government facility down in Lubbock.

Last week a grand jury approved a manslaughter indictment in the case against 38-year-old Donell Smith, but right now police can't find him to make an arrest.

Authorities believe he may be headed to our area because Smith has multiple family members in the panhandle.

If you have seen Smith or know anything, please call Lubbock police at 806-741-1000.