For Immediate Release
Citizen Flags Down Deputy – 3 Arrested for Organized Criminal Activity-Theft over $2000
On 4/17/2018, just after 3pm, a Montgomery County Pct. 4 Deputy was flagged down on the roadway by a citizen stating that a white passenger car, occupied by three women just took a large amount of items from a local CVS store located at 23865 FM 1314 in Porter, TX. The deputy was able to locate and stop the vehicle. Several other Pct. 4 Deputies arrived to assist in the investigation.
The investigation showed three females walking in the store then all running out the door with items in hand. Once the items were returned to the store, a CVS employee advised the total amount of the stolen items was $2,054.56.
The three females were charged with felony Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and booked into the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail. One of the females had three outstanding warrants for theft.
Shakedria Williams, 35 years of age from Houston, TX. Third Degree Felony – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
Warrant – Order of Arrest (Theft) – Harris County
Warrant – Order of Arrest (Theft) – Galveston County
Warrant – Order of Arrest (Theft) – Bexar County
Jacqueline Williams, 52 years of age from Houston, TX
Third Degree Felony – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
Melissa Randle, 20 years of age from Houston, TX
Third Degree Felony – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
On August 10, 2017, Omar Davis, 52 years old, was formally charged with three 2nd Degree Felony offenses of Sexual Assault of a Child. On April 3, 2018, Omar Davis was convicted of the three felony offenses of Sexual Assault of a Child and received 10 years in prison on each count. The range of punishment was 2 to 20 years in prison. Omar Davis did not have any prior criminal history.
Omar Davis was arrested in July of 2017, after an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations Division (CID), revealed that Davis had sexually assaulted several girls who had escaped from a rehabilitation facility in Montgomery County. After running away from the rehabilitation facility, Davis initiated a conversation with the 16 year old child, and lured her into Davis’ residence, located in Montgomery County. Over the course of the night and into the following day, Davis sexually assaulted the victim multiple times. The victim was able to escape from Davis and return to the victim’s residence.
Law enforcement was contacted and Texas DPS – CID conducted a criminal Investigation into the disappearance and sexual assault of the 16 year old. The investigation culminated with a search and arrest warrant being executed on Davis’ residence and the seizure of multiple items from inside of the residence that implicated Davis in two more child sexual assaults. Two other child victims were identified and Davis was charged in those sexual assault cases as well.
Prayers and blessings… Barbrara Bush passes away from natural causes. She was 92.
FROM HER FAMILY: A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her brother, Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.
The official funeral schedule will be announced as soon as is practical.
Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. He was given the prestigious honor for last year’s studio album DAMN., described by the Pulitzer Prize as “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
DAMN. was critically acclaimed upon its release, and was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album (which it won). Kendrick recently appeared at Coachella, where he performed alongside TDE signee SZA and Vince Staples. It was announced last month that a cultural biography about the rapper is currently in the works.
Kendrick’s Pulitzer honor marks the first time a non-jazz or classical artist has won the award. 2013 winner Caroline Shaw later went on to collaborate with Kanye West.
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a man found at 2300 Travis about 4:55 a.m. on Wednesday (April 11).
The suspect, Teddy Geer (b/m, 31), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Randy Dwayne Thompson, 49, who suffered severe head trauma and was later pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Olive and Detectives S. Sylvester and T. Ferguson reported:
Mr. Thompson was found lying on the ground at the above address with severe head injuries. He was transported by HFD paramedics to the hospital where he later died.
Further investigation identified Geer as the suspect in this case. This morning (April 13), he was taken into custody without incident.
A federal jury convicted former U.S. Representative Stephen E. Stockman for orchestrating a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from charitable foundations and the individuals who ran those foundations to illegally finance Stockman’s campaigns for public office and to pay for his and others’ personal expenses. U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Special Agent in Charge D. Richard Goss of IRS-Criminal Investigation’s (CI) Houston Field Office made the announcement.
Stockman, 60, of Clear Lake, was convicted of seven counts of mail and wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to make conduit campaign contributions and false statements to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), one count of making coordinated excessive campaign contributions, two counts of making false statements to the FEC, 11 counts of money laundering and one count of filing a false tax return. Thomas Dodd, 38, of the Houston area, a former special assistant in Stockman’s congressional office, and Jason Posey, 46, formerly of Houston, a former Stockman congressional staffer, previously pleaded guilty to their involvement in the scheme.
“This case was a fantastic collaboration between the Southern District of Texas and the Department of Justice Criminal Division,” said Patrick. When public officials use their office to defraud donors and violate federal law, we will hold them accountable. Corrupt officials like former congressman Stockman make it harder for the honest ones to do their jobs.”
“Stephen Stockman abused his position as United States Congressman to defraud charitable donors and then used the proceeds of his crimes to corrupt the election process and make a range of impermissible personal expenditures,” said Cronan. “The Criminal Division is committed to preserving the public’s confidence in our government by investigating and prosecuting corrupt public officials. We also will continue to address the threat that illegal coordinated campaign contributions pose to the integrity of federal elections, and aggressively pursue these offenses at every appropriate opportunity.”
“Former Representative Stockman used his position as a Member of Congress to fraudulently solicit charitable donations for the purpose of keeping himself in public office,” said McNamara. “Today’s verdict shows that no one is above the law and the FBI and our partners will thoroughly investigate all allegation of violations of federal election system.”
“The integrity of our political system is paramount to maintaining our way of life,” said Goss. “IRS-CI Agents along with the assistant of our federal partners unraveled a scheme in which Stockman diverted considerable funds intended for charitable organizations for his own purposes that included funding his campaign. This type of behavior undermines our democracy and cannot be tolerated.”
According to the evidence presented at trial, from May 2010 to October 2014, Stockman solicited and obtained approximately $1.25 million in donations based on false pretenses. Specifically, in 2010, Stockman diverted a significant portion of $285,000 in charitable donations to pay for his and Dodd’s own personal expenses and to further Stockman’s own interests. The evidence at trial established that in 2011 and 2012, Stockman and Dodd received an additional $165,000 in charitable donations, much of which Stockman used to finance his 2012 congressional campaign.
According to the evidence at trial, shortly after Stockman took office in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, he and Dodd used the name of a nonprofit entity to solicit and receive a $350,000 charitable donation. Stockman used this donation for a variety of personal and campaign expenses, including illegal conduit campaign contributions, a covert surveillance project targeting a perceived political opponent and payments associated with Stockman’s U.S. Senate campaign in early 2014.
Trial evidence also demonstrated that in connection with Stockman’s Senate campaign, Posey used a nonprofit entity to secure a $450,571 donation in order to fund a purported independent expenditure for a mass-mailing project attacking Stockman’s opponent. In reality, Stockman directed and supervised the independent expenditure. Only approximately half of the donation was spent on the mail campaign, and Posey used a portion of the unspent balance to pay for expenses associated with Stockman’s Senate campaign and to fund personal expenses.
Stockman was taken into custody following the return of the verdict.
Sentencing has been set for Aug. 17, 2018. At that time, he faces up to 20 years for each of the mail and wire fraud charges, five years for the making coordinated campaign contributions, five years for each conviction of making false statements, another 10 years for each of the money laundering counts and up to three years for filing a false tax return.
The FBI and IRS-CI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Annis of the Southern District of Texas and Trial Attorneys Ryan J. Ellersick and Robert J. Heberle of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section are prosecuting the case.
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 4400 Caroline about 11:15 p.m. on November 7, 2017.
The suspect, Jamin Kidron Stocker (b/m, 34), is charged with capital murder in the 248th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Brent Tapp, 67.
A booking photo of Stocker, in custody on a related aggravated assault charge, is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Burrow and K. Meek and Detectives T. Andrade and M. Condon reported:
Officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Tapp lying in a parking lot. Tapp, possibly homeless, sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation determined Tapp was involved in a previous incident with Stocker, who shot Tapp in the leg on August 21, 2017. Stocker was arrested on January 11 after he was charged with aggravated assault for that shooting.
Further investigation and evidence from the scene on Caroline identified Stocker as the suspect in the deadly shooting of Tapp and, on Tuesday (April 3), a capital murder charge was filed against him.