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HOUSTON NURSING HOME PATIENT ARRESTED FOR KILLING HIS ROOMMATES WITH ARM REST FROM HIS WHEELCHAIR!

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the deaths of two men at 1737 North Loop West about 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday (April 22). 

The suspect, Guillermo Correa (H/m, 56), is charged with capital murder in the 178th State District Court.  A photo of suspect Correa is attached to this news release. 
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The deceased males, 77 and 51, suffered head trauma and were pronounced dead at the scene.  Their identities are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Williams and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported: 

Correa, who is wheelchair bound, and the two males were roommates at a nursing home at the above address.  According to nursing home employees, Correa did not get along with both roommates and got into an altercation with both.  At some point, Correa struck both men with the arm rest of his wheelchair.  Both males died at the scene. 

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THREE TAKEN DOWN IN GALVESTON DRUG BUST!

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On April 21st, 2014, The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant at 9:00PM, last night, at a residence located at 3501 25th Ave N apt 260, in Texas City, Texas.  Reginald Van Horton 30 yoa was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance, 4-200 grams, a First Degree Felony. His bond was set at $250,000.00 on each charge.

Robin Wiley 26 yoa of Texas City was also charged with Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance, 4-200grams, a First Degree Felony, her bond was set at $20,000.00 and a Tommy Merchant 49 of Texas City was charged with Possession of an Controlled Substance less than a gram, his bond was set at $60,000.00

Upon entry by the entry team Horton and Merchant jumped out the 2nd story bedroom window and received minor cuts and were apprehended by Deputies. Both suspects were treated for their injuries at Mainland Center Hospital before being placed into the County jail. 
Horton had been under investigation for over a month for selling crack cocaine heroin from his residence. Detectives recovered a total of 22.4 grams of Mexican Brown Heroin and 7.6 grams crack cocaine, digital scales, packaging material and   $829.00 in cash.

SCU was assisted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Patrol Division, and the Texas City Police Crime Suppression Unit.

Sheriff Henry TrochessetGalveston County Sheriff’s Office

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ANOTHER YOUNG HARRIS COUNTY JAILER ARRESTED!

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A 20-year-old Spring man has become the fourth former Harris County Sheriff’s Office detention officer charged this year with the crime of delivering contraband to jail inmates.

After 13 months on the job, Branden Paez was fired in September 2013 for delivering tobacco, Cool Ranch Doritos, candy and other items to an inmate last summer and letting the inmate use his mobile phone to communicate with a friend outside the jail. Paez accepted $25 in cash from the friend, according to court records.

Paez was arrested Tuesday on the felony charge of bringing contraband into a correctional facility. Bail was set at $5,000.

Tobacco is banned from Harris County Jail. Inmates are allowed to make collect calls on wall phones and can purchase snacks and other items from the jail commissary, using money deposited into their account by relatives, friends or acquaintances. Delivery of food and other items to inmates from outside the jail is against regulations.

The HCSO employs about 1,300 full-time and part-time detention officers, who are trained civilians.

“Here’s what I want the public to understand,” Sheriff Adrian Garcia said. “One, 99 percent of our jail staffers do a great job in difficult circumstances, guarding almost 9,000 inmates in the nation’s third largest jail. Two, we have zero tolerance for law enforcement employees who decide to break the law instead of enforce it.”

The HCSO Office of Internal Affairs continues to search for any evidence of delivery of jail contraband or other illegal conduct by staff.

Jail employees are no longer allowed to bring personal phones into the jail without special permission. They are prevented from bringing in heavy bags such as backpacks. As usual, employees are subject to random security searches.