It’s blatant in-your-face racism with a dangerous side order of road rage thrown in. A Houston woman says someone tried to run her off the road while calling her the n-word. Just when you thought we were a post-racial America…not! Joining us on the Factor is Kenisha Singleton who has been through a crazy 24 hours and she’s lucky to be alive.

A September Wall Street Journal poll shows 70 percent of Americans think race is a major problem in this country, particularly following the Charlottesville protest. Here’s a breakdown. Twenty-eight percent of the people view race relations as very bad while 42 percent said it was fairly bad. Then there were those who had their heads in the highest cloud. Twenty-six percent of those lilliputians said when it comes to race, it’s simply a wonderful world.

Let’s have that conversation that leaves many of you a bit uncomfortable and slightly squirming in your seats. Just how bad are race relations in this country and what’s causing it? On the Factor is Dr. Robert Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam in Houston, and talk show host Attorney Charles Adams.

Sheriff’s Livestock Unit, Investigating Animal Cruelty

On September 28, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit were dispatched to a property in the 20300 block of Canterbury Lane Porter, TX in reference to animal cruelty. Once Deputies arrived, they discovered five horses on a small piece of property.  Deputies observed that one horse, a black mare, had just recently died.  A second smaller horse, believed to be her, colt was located approximately 50 feet away.  This young horse was also emaciated, could not stand on its own, and was barely alive.  Deputies noticed that two other horses on property were in a state of declining health.

Based on the investigation, an immediate seizure warrant was written an approved by Judge Metts to take the animals. Although the colt was immediately taken to Conroe Vet Clinic, the horse was unable to be saved. A necropsy was completed on both deceased horses and it appears that the animals died as a result of starvation.

Deputies have interviewed the persons responsible for the care and feeding of the horses as the investigation continues.

“Animal cruelty is an intolerable crime,” states Sheriff Rand Henderson. “With so many wonderful people and groups in our county that are willing, ready and able to step in to assist with the care of pets and livestock it is shameful that anyone would allow conditions like these to exist.”

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit stands ready to assist in the investigation and apprehension of individuals responsible for the mistreatment and abuse of animals. Please contact us at 936-760-5800, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867). 

Lieutenant Scott Spencer

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Executive Division

ZRO’s attorney Charles Adams says after the Harris County grand jury dropped the felony assault charge against the rapper Tuesday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office moved in and has decided to file a new misdemeanor assault charge against ZRO this morning.

You may remember it was back in July when ZRO was arrested and charged with physically assaulting his former girlfriend and entertainer Just Brittany.

Brittany and her attorney Lisa Bloom will talk about the latest Wednesday night at 10:30 pm on #IsiahFactor on #Fox26! 

The Factor is working to confirm criminal charges have been dropped against Houston rapper ZRO. 

This comes just months (July 2017) after ZRO was arrested and charged with physically assaulting his former girlfriend and entertainer Just Brittany.

Harris County court records show a grand jury no billed ZRO’s case today (Oct 10, 2017)… Ro’s legal name is Joseph McVey.

Those records also show the case is now officially closed. 

Harris County Records

The Factor reached out to ZRO’s attorney Charles Adams who says he’s seen the same information on court records but he has been tied up on another case in Galveston.

ZRO’s management team also confirmed they’ve seen the documents but they’re also awaiting final confirmation from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Isiah Factor legal analyst Carmen Roe says when a case is listed as no billed by the grand jury that means there was insufficient evidence to move forward with criminal proceedings. 

More coming your way on Isiah Factor at 10:30 pm on Fox 26 in Houston. 

Stay tuned! 

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Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 7930 Corporate at 8:45 p.m. on January 3.

The suspect, Luis Contreras (H/m, 21), is charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court as well as felony evading arrest and felon in possession of a firearm. Oscar Rene Martinez (H/m, 19) was charged with capital murder in the same court on June 23. Both are accused in the killing of Martin Pineda, 38, of the above address.

Photos of suspects Contreras and Martinez are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Pineda with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by HFD paramedics to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where doctors later pronounced him deceased.

Further investigation identified Martinez as the suspect in this case. He was arrested on June 23 and subsequently confessed to his role in Pineda’s death.

On Wednesday (Oct. 4), Contreras was arrested on an unrelated warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he led HPD officers on a high-speed vehicule pursuit, which led to a multiple-vehicle crash at 7200 South Gessner.


CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the mass shooting that unfolded in Las Vegas late Sunday night. 

Monday night she issued a statement of apology. 

Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, said, “Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret. I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims. My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs — this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred.”

Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a woman that occurred at 4200 Mowery at 11:40 p.m. on December 20, 2016.

Tealzie Randall III, also known as “Third”, (b/m, 37), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  A photo of Randall is attached to this new release. 

Randall is accused in the killing of Jewel Hunter, 27, who was pronounced deceased on January 1. 

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers S. Spivey and R. Pemberton reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the above address and found Ms. Hunter lying in the street.  She had sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

Additional investigation identified Randall as the suspect in this case and, on Monday (Sept. 25), he was arrested without incident.

East Montgomery County wanted to be prepared for Hurricane Harvey so a cooperative effort was planned by the Constable’s Office, the Porter and East Montgomery County Fire Departments as well as other local law enforcement and county offices.  Early planning began a weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit as preliminary reports estimated that the storm would drop unprecedented amounts of rain in the area and low lying areas were sure to flood.  East Montgomery County had its first ever EOC (Emergency Operations Center) that was housed in the East Montgomery County Fire Department’s Station 153.  Most local law enforcement and east county government agencies had members of their staff present in the EOC.

At 2am early Sunday morning on August 27th, Constable Hayden activated the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable Swift Water Rescue Team (SWRT).  Members of the team immediately began to assemble and prepare for what was going to be a rescue event that would last for days.  During the rescues, the SWRT utilized a fleet of high water rescue vehicles, an inflatable rescue boat, a wave runner, and an air boat all-the-while working alongside the fire department rescue teams.  From the time the SWRT was activated until the rescue operation was over, the deputies slept alongside the rescue equipment in cots and sleeping bags, attempting to get a few minutes of rest between rescue operations, many only able to get a few hours of sleep a day.

The Constable’s Office rescued families from inside homes, on second story rooftops, even those trapped in trees; overall hundreds were rescued or evacuated from the flood waters.  After the waters receded, deputies loaded up coolers with cokes, gatorades, waters and snacks and headed into the hardest hit areas, not only to provide proactive patrols, but also to offer a cold drink to the residents that have lost so much, to reassure them then in time, everything will be ok.

Constable Hayden stated, “I can’t express enough how thankful we are for the food, drinks and supplies that were provided by local businesses and the community to keep the SWRT and patrol deputies on the streets and in the neighborhoods that needed us the most.  Our Citizen’s Academy Alumni Assoc. served in the shelters as well as other locations throughout the area.  The entire community came together to not only help us help others but also helped each other.”  

REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CHARGING AND/OR ARREST OF THIS AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECT.

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an Aggravated Assault – Serious Bodily Injury incident.

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a black male suspect viciously assaulted the victim in the 7900 block of South Braeswood Boulevard in Houston, Texas.  Without provocation, the suspect began to strike the victim in the face and head, causing the victim to briefly lose consciousness.

The victim sustained severe injuries to their face and head during the assault. A witness took a picture of the suspect during the incident. The suspect fled the location on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

Suspect: Black male, approximately, 5’11”, 180 lbs., wearing a gray shirt over his head, a gray long sleeve shirt, and blue Adidas jogging pants.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

HPD Case #1010567-17