A criminal complaint charging three Galveston residents has been unsealed alleging they engaged in a conspiracy to traffic minors for sexual purposes and financial gain, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The criminal complaint was filed under seal April 21, 2015, and charges Charles Devan Fulton Sr., 39, Charmell Potts, 32, and Dominque Warner, 23. It was unsealed in Galveston federal court today as Warner was ordered into custody pending further criminal proceedings. Potts was previously ordered into custody where she will also remain. Fulton is considered a fugitive and a warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.
Fulton is alleged to have coerced several young females into prostitution. The victims were advertised on websites commonly known for publicizing commercial sex. The complaint further alleges that Fulton would not rent rooms himself; therefore, Potts and Warner would do so at area hotels to use for prostitution involving the young girls. The complaint also alleges Warner would drive the girls to the locations, wait until they were finished, then drive them back to Fulton’s residence in Galveston. Potts also drove the girls and would keep some of the monies earned, according to the complaint. Fulton would allegedly keep the remainder of all of the monies the victims earned.
A reward of up to $5000 is being offered by the FBI and Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of Fulton.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000 or call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. All tipsters remain anonymous.
It’s week #2 and a Sugar Land company where five employees were exposed to radiation is still closed and the workers remain at home.
It was last week when we first told you Thermo Fisher Scientific was abruptly shutdown after some employees were exposed to radiation.
A spokesperson for the company said the building would open in a week. That has not happened as of yet.
Christine Mann with the Texas Health Department says her agency is overseeing the decontamination effort at the building. Mann says several employees have been brought back to the building to determine their radiation exposure level.
The workers have also been told to bring in their clothes and shoes that may have come into contact with the powder substance that poses a threat according to Mann. She says the facility with about 140 workers will not be reopened until the state is satisfied.
The Sugar Land site manufactures gauging devices used in the oil and petrochemical industries.
Thermo Fisher released the following statement:
The facility remains closed while third-party experts test for, characterize and remove any remaining radiological contamination from the site.
U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a passenger carrying more than four pounds of cocaine valued at more than $60,000, April 24.
CBP officers arrested German Adalberto Lancerio Bejarano, 50, a Guatemalan citizen, and turned him over to Houston Police Department. He is awaiting state prosecution for allegedly smuggling the illicit narcotic.
CBP officers discovered the narcotic during a baggage exam. When they encountered “Wafer Rich Vanilla Cookies”, “Tortrix Barbacoa Chips” and “Tortrix Limon Chips”, they disassembled the food items and found small bundles of cocaine wrapped in side.
“As America’s Frontline, our mission is to protect the public from terrorists and harmful items coming into the United States”, said Houston CBP Port Director Charles Perez.
“We take every opportunity to disrupt criminal activity whether it is the importation of illicit narcotics, prohibited Lancerio Benjarano arrived in Houston from Guatemala City and was traveling to New York.
A DECISION STILL HASN’T BEEN MADE INVOLVING AN AUSTIN COUNTY ANIMAL DOCTOR.
IT WAS EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN DR. KRISTEN LINDSEY APPEARED IN A PHOTO HOLDING A CAT WITH A BOW AND ARROW THROUGH ITS HEAD.
SHE INDICATED SHE KILLED THE ANIMAL.
THE AUSTIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS THE CASE WILL NOT BE GOING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY THIS WEEK BECAUSE THEY’RE STILL INVESTIGATING.
LINDSEY HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED FROM THE WASHINGTON ANIMAL CLINIC AND HAS NOT SAID ANYTHING PUBLICLY ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL FACEBOOK POST.
FOX 26 NEWS HAS LEARNED A METRO POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR SHOCKING HER FELLOW OFFICERS WITHOUT CONSENT.
THAT SERGEANT SONYA RAMIREZ, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF OFFICER TRAINING AT METRO, IS ACCUSED OF FORCING SOME OFFICERS TO ENDURE TASER SHOCKS IN ORDER TO PASS A COURSE.
A SOURCE TELLS FOX 26 NEWS OFFICERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ACTUALLY TO BE TASED IN TRAINING BUT THE SERGEANT FORCED AT LEAST THREE OF THEM TO ENDURE THE SHOCK ANYWAY.
THE CASE WAS THE SUBJECT OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AT METRO.
THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY CONFIRMS THE PROBE SAYING RAMIREZ WAS SUSPENDED FOR TEN DAYS.
THE CASE IS ALSO BEING TURNED OVER TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR POSSIBLE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
STATEMENT FROM METRO:
“As soon as the allegations surfaced regarding one of the training classes, METRO Police conducted an investigation and determined that three officers were tased without clear consent. The investigation resulted in a ten day suspension, without pay, for Sgt. Sonya Ramirez. Her probationary period as a sergeant has been extended by six months and she is not allowed to instruct any METRO training classes for one year.”
Chief Vera Bumpers
METRO Police Department
Jerry Rowell, owner of five area Gigi’s Cupcake locations, is telling HPD and all area law enforcement, THANK YOU!
“We live in the fourth largest city in America. I can’t begin to think what our city would be like if not for law enforcement. I sit in disbelief of what is going on in Baltimore,” Jerry Rowell said, owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes. “I appreciate all the good works of law enforcement and feel badly for what is going on in Maryland.”
Gigi’s Cupcakes is inviting members of area law enforcement to stop in any Gigi’s location for a free cupcake and free cup of coffee now through the month of May.
“It’s not much, but I want our police force to know they are very much appreciated,” Rowell said.
Founded in 2008 as a local bakery in Nashville, Tennessee, Gigi’s Cupcakes has grown into America’s largest cupcake franchise with more than 90 locations in 23 states. Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a wide variety of high-quality, freshly baked goods including cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies and more. Recipes are created by founder Gigi Butler, whose “American Dream” story has inspired people across the country.
Gigi’s Cupcakes has five locations in the Houston area, including Downtown Houston at 600 Travis St. (713-225-2100), the Post Oak / Galleria area at 1609 S. Post Oak Lane(713-850-1610), Kingwood at 20 North Main Street (832-644-9044), Cypress at 2343 Barker Cypress Rd., Ste. 210 (281-758.2272), and The Woodlands at 4747 Research Forest Blvd., Suite 150 (281-651.5637). For more information on Gigi’s Cupcakes or how to find a location nearest you, visit www.gigiscupcakesusa.com.
A HOUSTON MOTHER WANTS THE NAME OF A MAILMAN WHO SHE SAYS HIT HER DAUGHTER’S CAR AND LEFT THE SCENE.
YENIT JIMENEZ SAYS HER DAUGHTER WAS HIT BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL WORKER IN HIS MAIL TRUCK BACK IN FEBRUARY.
JIMENEZ SAYS AFTER THE LETTER CARRIER BACKED UP INTO HER DAUGHTER’S VEHICLE HE GAVE HER A FALSE NAME AND THEN TOLD THE TEENAGER THERE WAS NOTHING SHE COULD DO ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE IS A FEDERAL WORKER.
THE FACTOR CONTACTED THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THEY SAY THEY’RE INVESTIGATING THE MATTER AND THEY WILL PAY THE CLAIM FOR THE DAMAGES.
HOWEVER, JIMENEZ SAYS SHE WANTS THE DRIVER’S NAME SO THEY CAN FILE HIT AND RUN CHARGES AGAINST HIM WITH THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Full Statement from USPS:
The United States Postal Service is committed to assuring safety as a top priority in our organization. When a safety incident or accident occurs, involving one of our employees, it is investigated immediately and we take the appropriate steps to remedy the situation with the customer and with the employee involved. We have been in contact and communicating with Ms. Yenit throughout the claims process and, as of last week, compensation has be made to repair the damage to her daughter’s vehicle.
Media Relations and Public Affairs
USPS Corporate Communications
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the stabbing of a Houston Community College police officer at 9555 South Post Oak Boulevard about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday (April 28).
The suspect, Jeremiah Matthews (b/m, 23), is charged with attempted capital murder in the 182nd State District Court. A photo of Matthews is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Condon and C. Liu reported:
The suspect (Matthews) entered the Walmart at the above address and attacked an off-duty HCC officer who was in uniform and working an extra job at the store. As Matthews stabbed the officer several times in the arm and body, several citizens came to her aid, tackling the suspect and disarming him. During the struggle, Matthews also attempted to gain control of the officer’s duty weapon. Upon being restrained, one of the citizens then used the officer’s handcuffs to detain Matthews until Houston police officers arrived and took him into custody.
Meanwhile, additional HPD officers used their EMS trauma kits in an attempt to stop the HCC officer’s bleeding until HFD EMS crews arrived. She was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.
Toyota Center (www.houstontoyotacenter.com/garth) is excited to welcome the Garth Brooks World Tour for four nights (eight shows) on June 26 & 27 and July 3 &4. After 17 years, the most electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force and number one selling solo artist in U.S. history is coming to Houston.
Tickets to see Garth and Trisha go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 8th at 10 a.m. There will be an online waiting room for fans seeking tickets that will open at 9 a.m. on May 8th. It is strongly encouraged that fans verify their ticketing account or sign up for an account online at the login box located in the upper right hand corner of the Houston Toyota Center website. Or you may visit this page directly by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1GbRgJ0.
There will be an 8-ticket limit and tickets may only be purchased online at www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com/garth or by calling 1-(844)-63GARTH (844-634-2784). There will be no ticket sales at the Toyota Center Box Office or any Houston area Randalls locations on Friday, May 8th.
AN UNPRECEDENTED 8 SHOWS ON SALE AT ONE TIME!!!
Friday, June 26th 7PM
Friday, June 26th 10:30PM
Saturday, June 27th 7PM
Saturday, June 27th 10:30PM
Friday, July 3rd 7PM
Friday, July 3rd 10:30PM
Saturday, July 4th 7PM
Saturday, July 4th 10:30PM
$61.18 + $5.05 tax + $8.75 SC = $74.98
It is important to please go NOW to HoustonToyotaCenter.com/Garth to create an account or update your current one for a quicker purchasing experience.
Only on Fox the family of a man accused in an honor killing is speaking out for the first time.
This comes as 5 children fathered by 57 year old Ali Irsan remains in the custody of CPS.
The state agency is attempting to terminate Irsan’s parental rights.
He was arrested last year during a raid at hos Conroe home.
It was during that time when CPS took custody of Irsan’s 5 children ranging in ages from 3 to 17 years old.
Irsan wasn’t charged with the murders of Iranian activist Galareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers until a year later.
Two of the Conroe resident’s sons were also arrested and charged with murder.
Irsan’s other son Niles Irsan spoke with Fox exclusively saying he wants his siblings back at home who have since been placed in two foster homes.
He says, “I’ve been trying to get this point across to them but we believe they’ve been told from higher ups not to even consider us and just to go through the adoption process and that’s where we are trying to figure out why and what we can do to become suitable in their eyes.”
J.D. Lambright, the Montgomery County Attorney, says the CPS trial to terminate Irsan’s parental rights is set for May.
Niles says he has a sixth sibling who is in adult protective services because she has cerebral palsy.
Irsan declined to comment on his father’s criminal case.
Attica Locke appears tonight at Brazos Bookstore at 7pm on Bissonnett!
Attica Locke’s first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short-listed for the prestigious Orange Prize in the UK (now the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction). Her second book, The Cutting Season, published by Dennis Lehane books, is a national bestseller, and is a winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Locke was a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmakers Lab. She’s written scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and HBO, and is a writer and producer of the Fox drama, Empire.
A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.
Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris is riding high on his freshman sitcom about an upscale African-American family. Now, he has been set by Sony to write Good Times, the feature adaptation of the groundbreaking sitcom about an African-American family on the other side of the spectrum, struggling in the Chicago projects in the turbulent 60s. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing.
Full article here!