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REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CHARGING AND/OR ARREST OF THE SUSPECT(S) IN THIS CASE.

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Special Victims Division – Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit need the public’s assistance locating the suspect responsible for a Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

On Friday, December 4, 2015, at an unknown time, fugitive Caitlin Morrison sexually assaulted a four year old child in an apartment located in the the 2000 block of Ojeman Road in Houston, TX.

Fugitive Morrison is a white female, 26 years old, 5’08”, 125 lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes.

Fugitive Morrison is currently wanted out of District Court # 232 Harris County. Warrant #1526078.

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Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) 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) or via our mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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It was back in August when we first told you about the health condition of Quincy Davis.

A man, who Waller County activists, say was another case similar to that of Sandra Bland.

She was found dead in the jail after hanging herself.

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Activist Dwayne Charleston said because Davis was neglected by the jail’s medical staff he contracted a staph infection and could no longer walk.

Apparently, Davis was strong enough to stand trial this week where he was accused of assaulting two Brookshire police officers in 2014.

A jury returned a verdict of guilty against the now healthy detainee.

What was his sentence? Try 60 years in prison. Davis being a repeat offender also weighed heavily on his sentence.

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By the way, the Waller County sheriff’s office was cleared of any wrongdoing by the state after investigating Davis’ case.

The Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) mourns the passing of award-winning media pioneer, educator and former HABJ President Alma Newsom.


Newsom, the owner of Newsom Media Group, served as a reporter, news anchor, talk show host and program director at KHOU-TV from 1971-1984, breaking ground as either the first or among the first African-American females to hold those positions.


“A talented writer, eloquent speaker, and trailblazing executive, Alma Newsom left a memorable footprint in Houston media,” HABJ President Jerome Solomon said. “She is the definition of a difference-maker. Some of the finest journalists in Houston count her as a mentor and friend, as she taught some, hired many and advised countless others.”


After leaving television, Newsom served as Communications Director for Texas Congressman Mickey Leland, and was lauded for the professional dignity she displayed while speaking for his family and staff in the aftermath of his death.


Newsom’s Washington D.C. work also included being a Media Specialist for the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Locally, she was on the Houston and Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee.


A Texas Southern University graduate, Newsom was an assistant telecommunications professor at her alma mater, teaching courses in business communication, broadcast writing, broadcast practices and production.


An advocate for diversity in the workplace, she was a powerful voice in the business community, who worked to bring change to many professional environments through her corporate and executive training programs.


HABJ extends its deepest condolences to Newsom’s family and friends.


Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 11 (10:00 a.m. viewing; 11:00 a.m. celebration), at Abiding Faith Baptist Church (15376 Fondren Rd., Missouri City, TX 77489).

It’s been 50 years since the release of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health and the harmful consequences from the use of tobacco. 2016 marks the 10th year of the adoption of Ordinance No. 2006-1054 prohibiting indoor smoking in Houston’s public areas and places of employment. People could no longer smoke in enclosed public places and workplaces or within 25 feet of a building entrance and exit.

So, where are we now, ten years later?

The Houston Health Department (HHD) has compiled a brief of the ordinance impact on Houston heath and economy, describing successes and future challenges ahead. Faith Foreman, HHD assistant director, is available the week of Nov. 7 for interviews on work behind the ordinance adoption.

HHD will also spearhead a 10-day social media campaign marking the 10 anniversary of the ordinance’s adoption and encouraging smokers to quit. The social media campaign starts November 7 and concludes on the Great American Smokeout day November 17.

There is an investigation underway at San Jacinto College.

This comes after the Factor made the school aware of a photo of a Black student wearing a makeshift noose around his neck. 

Our source says that photo was sent out on a group messaging app by an assistant coach at the school.  

Some say the photo is racially insensitive and it shouldn’t have been disseminated whether it’s a joke or not.  

Amanda Fenwick with San Jacinto College sent a short statement saying they’re in the process of investigating the matter. 

We will keep you up to date on that probe. 


​Janet Reno, former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, died Monday morning following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, her sister Maggy Hurchalla said. She was 78.  Reno, the nation’s first-ever female attorney general, served in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 2001.

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, joined by city officials, won a restraining order from a Harris County civil district court against a Gulf Freeway gas station and convenience store to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana, an illegal drug known on the streets as “kush.”

Synthetic marijuana, or kush, is typically manufactured overseas and is marketed as a “safe” and “legal” alternative to marijuana. Synthetic marijuana is not marijuana at all but a dried leafy substance that is sprayed with powerful, added-in hallucinogenic chemicals that are dangerous and highly addictive to the user. It is often sold in colorful packets, with flavors such as strawberry and blueberry, in order to appeal to children, and is the second most abused drug by high school students, after marijuana itself. It is also illegal in Texas.

Today’s restraining order forbids the owners of a gas station and convenience store located on the feeder road at 6420 Gulf Freeway from selling kush. In October, narcotics officers with the Houston Police Department, using confidential informants, determined the store was selling synthetic marijuana in unmarked “silver” bags. When officers returned to the store with a search warrant, the store clerks locked themselves in the back room and attempted to hide the kush by pouring it down the sink. Officers retrieved the evidence and arrested Mohamad S. Islam and Tofayel Ahmed. According to police officers, the store owner and clerks had been warned repeatedly in the past not to sell kush. 

Judge Michael Landrum, presiding judge of the 113th Civil District Court of Harris County, ordered the store owner to engage two uniformed law enforcement officers for security at the store and close the store by 10 p.m. At final trial, the County Attorney will seek a permanent injunction to close the store location for one year.

“My office will continue to work with law enforcement, the Mayor and city officials to send the message to store owners that the people of Harris County will not tolerate the sale of these dangerous substances,” County Attorney Ryan said. “We will take whatever steps necessary to stop the sale of kush, including shutting down their businesses if necessary.”

The next hearing in this case is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on November 14, 2016.

Cody Roberts, 37, pled guilty to first degree felony offense of Organized Retail Theft on July 21, 2016. The punishment hearing was November 1, 2016 in the 359th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Kathleen Hamilton sentenced the defendant to 30 years in prison (TDCJ). His range of punishment was 5 to 99 years or Life. 

In Texas, a person commits Organized Retail Theft if the person intentionally conducts, promotes, or facilitates an activity in which the person receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of stolen retail merchandise or merchandise explicitly represented to the person as being stolen retail merchandise. 

In this case, the felony Organized Retail Theft charge originated from events beginning on September 10, 2014. 

On that date, Roberts went to Weisner Hyundai in Conroe and purchased a Hyundai Genesis with a check for $60,000 for the vehicle. A couple of days later, Roberts visited Demontrond Jeep in Conroe and traded in the Hyundai Genesis for a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Roberts paid the difference between the trade allowance and the Jeep with another check for approximately $30,000. Within a couple of days, Roberts sold the Jeep to a small dealership/auto wholesaler in Conroe for $37,600. All checks given my Roberts were returned for insufficient funds. 

At the punishment hearing, the State presented evidence that Roberts had once stolen his employer’s credit card and used it to rent a Maserati, later placing the Maserati on his personal vehicle insurance. Sometime thereafter, Roberts hit a dog causing damage to the Maserati and filed a claim with his personal insurance for the damage to the Maserati, despite the fact that the rental car company had already fixed the damage to their vehicle. It also came to light in the punishment hearing that Roberts had told a work-friend that Roberts had cancer and borrowed $1000 from the friend three days prior to Christmas of 2014. Roberts never paid the friend back.

Most interesting, while out on bond for the pending felony theft charge, Roberts approached an unnamed high-end car dealership and attempted to work an agreement to trade in a vehicle that Roberts did not own in order to purchase two vehicles worth over $100,000. Roberts had been arrested before for DWI, Forgery of a Financial Instrument, and Theft of Property.

Tamara Holland (White Collar Division): “Roberts was foolish to think that he could rip off several local car dealerships and get away with it. All he cared about was finding quick and dirty ways to put money in his pocket. Judge Hamilton sent a strong message to thieves who try and target Montgomery County businesses.” 

Contact: Prosecutor Tamara Holland (936-539-7800)

After signing on the dotted line Tuesday Houston Federal Judge David Hittner officially closed the civil case involving the death of Sandra Bland. 

This comes after Bland’s family settled their wrongful death claim against Waller County and the state of Texas for $1.9 million.  

While Bland’s death was ruled a suicide in 2015 in the Waller County jail, her family said a series of events and incompetence by jail officials and a Texas State Trooper led to the 28 year old’s demise. 

The only case left in the Sandra Bland saga is the criminal case against Brian Encinia. 

He was the state trooper who initially arrested Bland and was charged for lying about the circumstances surrounding the incident.