Houston police are awaiting autopsy results on skeletal remains found at 6110 Bowling Green at about 2:30 p.m. last Friday (July 7).
The individual’s gender, identity and cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officer D. Crowder reported:
Inspectors at a property at the above address discovered a human skeleton inside the residence. According to area residents, a homeless male, who possibly suffered from medical issues, would periodically enter the vacant house. A this time, it is unclear if this is the person whose remains were discovered on Friday.
There were no immediate signs of foul play.
Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the stabbing of a man that occurred at 3918 Englewood Street about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (July 8).
The suspect, Mario Sinclair, Jr. (b/m, 35), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member in the 177th State District Court.
A photo of suspect Sinclair is attached to this news release.
HPD Major Assaults Unit Officers J. Roberts, A. Ferrell and A. Hernandez reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a stabbing call at the above address and found Mr. Peterson and Sinclair were no longer at the scene. Further investigation determined Peterson and Sinclair, who were in a dating relationship, had gotten into an argument which turned into a physical fight. At some point, Sinclair stabbed Peterson, who then drove to another location where he called 9-1-1. HFD paramedics responded to that location and transported Peterson to Ben Taub General Hospital to be treated. Sinclair was later located at his residence in the 4400 block of New Orleans and was taken into custody without incident.
The suspects, Manuel Antonio Rivas (H/m, 21) and Isaiah Nealy (b/m, 20), are charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court. Both are accused in the death of Jedediah Humphreys, 20 of Houston. Mr. Humphreys suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Dykens and J. Fay reported:
A juvenile was walking home from school through an open field near a park when he smelled a foul odor and saw dirty clothing. The juvenile continued home, called 9-1-1, and led officers to the site. Officers found the body of a man, later determined to be Humphreys, in advanced decomposition.
A preliminary investigation determined Humphreys met with two male suspects to conduct a narcotics transaction. He was robbed at gunpoint and then fatally shot while inside the suspects’ vehicle. Humphreys was then driven to the above location where his body was left in a heavily wooded area behind a public park.
Further investigation identified Rivas and Nealey, who were in the Harris County Jail on unrelated charges, as suspects in this case and on Thursday (July 6), both were subsequently charged.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 jurors in the 435th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas (Judge Patty Maginnis presiding) found Defendant Michael Allen Martz, 62, guilty of Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, a third degree felony. On Thursday July 6, 2017, Judge Patty Maginnis sentenced him to Life in prison. ADA Brittany Litaker prosecuted the case.
At trial, Litaker presented evidence that on September 26, 2016, Martz drove his truck to Kroger in Porter, Texas and almost struck a woman that was driving down the road with her children in the car. Concerned, the woman called the police. She was able to describe the truck, the license plate, and Martz who drove recklessly around the parking lot before going into the store. Trooper Benjamin Polansky and Trooper Bruno Miauro with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrived on scene and located Martz buying alcohol inside. Martz was unsteady on his feet, smelled of alcohol, and failed field sobriety tests. Martz gave a voluntary sample of his blood revealing that he had alcohol, Marijuana, Xanax, Hydrocodone, and Soma in his system.
At the punishment hearing, Judge Patty Maginnis heard evidence that Martz was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of Driving While Intoxicated on July 21, 1987. Martz was sentenced to 3 years in prison for two felony counts Driving While Intoxicated in 1989. On October 4, 1990, Martz was sentenced to 4 years in prison for another felony Driving While Intoxicated in Harris County, Texas. Martz was sentenced to another 3 years in prison on March 10, 1995 for Driving While Intoxicated. On January 23, 2001, Martz was handed a 15 year prison sentence for another Driving While Intoxicated. He finished his parole shortly before committing this offense. Since Martz had at least two prison trips, he is a habitual offender, making his minimum punishment 25 years in prison.
After 5 felony Driving While Intoxicated cases, and 4 trips to prison, it became clear that this Defendant was never going to learn his lesson. At this point, the safety of the community is paramount and we are very pleased with the jury’s verdict and sentence given by Judge Maginnis after hearing about a substantial amount of punishment evidence. We want to thank Trooper Polansky and Miauro as well as Sergeant Michael Dean with Conroe Police Department, who testified as a drug recognition expert at the trial. Also, special thanks to Lieutenant Steven Romero with Harris County Constable Precinct 4, Investigator Terry Kuepner with Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and Senior Officer Erik Termeulen with Houston Police Department – Narcotics Division for their willingness to testify during the punishment phase of the trial and their continued dedication to ensuring the safety of others.
Prosecutor Brittany Litaker: “Once again, a jury demonstrated that this type of conduct will not be tolerated on Montgomery County roadways. This defendant had been given multiple opportunities to get his life back on track. Again, it was his selfish decisions to drive will intoxicated that sealed his fate, this time costing him a life sentence.”
A Harris County jury has sentenced Sherrick Washington, 27 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the beating death of his then girlfriend’s 5- year-old son.
The victim, Amarie Daniels, was Washington’s girlfriend’s son.
Evidence showed that Washington threw Amarie against the wall, refrigerator and furniture, and the boy later died of his injuries.
The trail, which was held in State District Judge Denise Collins’ court, ended Thursday.
The case was prosecuted by Harris County Assistant District Attorney Daniel Werlinger.
On May 3, 2015, HCSO deputies responded to an apartment in the 200 block of Wells Fargo in north Harris County.
When deputies arrived Emergency Medical Services were treating the child who had labored breathing.
The mother and Washington, told deputies the child had suffered a head injury the previous day while playing with other children.
The boy was transported by LifeFlight to an area hospital.
While there doctors found that the child had suffered a skull fracture, along with other bruises and abrasions and fractures.
The child was pronounced deceased by doctors later that evening.
HCSO Homicide Unit began an investigation on this case.
Investigators interviewed the mother of the child, Brandi Howard, and she told investigators that she had previously lied to deputies about how the child was injured.
She told investigators that Washington had beaten the child because he was angry with Ms. Howard.
Howard, told investigators Washington punched the child in the chest and then threw him against a wall several times.
Investigators collected evidence from the apartment that was consistent with the child’s injuries, which lead them to charge Washington with capital murder under 6 years of age.
Brandi Howard was charged with injury to a child by omission, and was sentenced to 10 years’ probation and 180 days in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility by a jury.
On June 26, 2017, just before 12:30 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a burglary in the 6700 block of Durango Drive, Magnolia, Texas. Upon their arrival, Deputies learned that the victim, a 75 year old female, was inside her residence when she heard someone knocking at her front door. The victim did not answer the door and, a short time later, heard a crash at the back door.
The victim went to investigate the noise and found that four white males had kicked in the door and entered her home. When the victim confronted the males they took off running.
Prior to this burglary, numerous residents from the subdivision began talking to each other about the suspicious activity of the four white males through the social media platforms Facebook and NextDoor.
Deputies assigned to those areas, and being actively involved in those communities’ social media forums, began quickly receiving information about the suspects including pictures and videos. This strong community relationship and rapid action enabled the Sheriff’s Office to place the media on the Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NextDoor pages.
Once the video and pictures of the suspects were posted for all to see, the community began providing Sheriff’s Deputies with additional tips and surveillance videos. Due to public’s help through social media, and the dedicated work of the Deputies assigned to that area, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate, interview and subsequently arrest all four suspects responsible for the burglary. Furthermore, during the investigation, Deputies were able to recover property from one of the suspects that was linked to a burglary of a motor vehicle in another neighborhood. The case is still actively being investigated an additional charges are possible.
Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson would like to thank the citizens from the Durango Creek and Woodlands Oaks Subdivision as well as the Deputies who, through community policing, have gotten involved in the subdivisions. It was through this partnership and the use of social media that four more criminals are behind bars.
Three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting Investigators determined a third suspect in the shooting incident is in jail on an unrelated charge. Because he has not been charged in the Braes Valley incident at this time, his identity is not being released.
One suspect, Kravon Human (b/m, 20), is charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court. Another suspect, Jared Alexander Balogun (b/m, 24), is charged with capital murder in the 184th State District Court. Both are charged for their roles in the killing of Messiah Marshall, 10 months old.
Photos of suspects Human and Balogun are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Senior Police Officer J. Roscoe reported:
A male, 22, stated he was taking out his trash and helping his infant son, Messiah, walk when three unknown black male suspects approached him. When one of the suspects started shooting, the man grabbed his son and began running. The child was struck. His father flagged down an officer and paramedics were called. Messiah was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further investigation led to the identities of Kravon Human and Jared Balogun as two suspects in this case. Balogun was arrested on June 19 and remains in custody in the Harris County Jail. Human was arrested on Tuesday (June 27) without incident.
|Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 5 patrol units responded to 13310 Bexhill Drive in regard to a disturbance call.
Upon arrival, units discovered two adult males shot. Both men were transported to Cy-Fair Medical center Hospital.
One, the homeowner, survived his injuries. He was treated for injuries and released.
The second male, a roommate of the homeowner, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The suspect fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger.
The suspect is an unidentified adult black male.
He is described as approximately 6’00” tall, 165 pounds and in his 20’s.
EVANS, AMBREA LEE
Anyone with any information on the male suspect or Ms. Evans please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-600 0.
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.For full details, view this message on the web.
WHO: Crime Stoppers of Houston, Ellevate Houston, and PsyCombat
WHAT: Crime Stoppers of Houston and Ellevate Houston will host a free hands-on self-defense workshop facilitated by PsyCombat Founder and martial arts instructor, Allon Melaver today, Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
PsyCombat is no-frills combat system that focuses on awareness, personal space, adaptability, and simplicity of movement.
The event is being offered free of charge through the Crime Stoppers Safe Community Program.
Media interviews can be coordinated by calling Tania Cruz at 281-923-3963.
10:00 AM Registration and Networking
10:15 AM Ellevate Welcome and Introduction (Jennifer Roosth)
10:18 AM Crime Stoppers Welcome and Introduction (Rania Mankarious)
10:30 AM PsyCombat Welcome and Introduction, Warm-up and Stretching (Allon Melalver)
11:00 AM PsyCombat Instructs Workshop Routines
11:52 AM Post-Stretch and PsyCombat Short Summary (Allon)
11:57 AM Conclude Workshop and Open Up for Snacks (Rania)
12:00 PM Workshop Ends (Post-Workshop Snacks in lobby)
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00am – 12:00pm CT
LOCATION: Crime Stoppers Building – 3001 Main St. Houston, TX 77002, Entrance to the parking lot is off of Fannin St.
Such a tragedy and a mistake that could be made by anyone:
Houston police are investigating the death of an infant found at 7909 Northcourt about 7:30 p.m. on Friday (June 23) and say the incident will likely be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The victim, a 7-month-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The baby’s father, 36, had his three children in his vehicle as he dropped off two of the children at a daycare and arrived at his workplace at the above address about 9:30 a.m. The baby (victim) usually gets dropped off separately to a babysitter. When his wife called asking on the whereabouts of the baby, the father went out to the vehicle about 7:30 p.m. and found the baby unresponsive in the car seat. Paramedics pronounced the infant deceased. Investigators interviewed the father, contacted the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and then released him pending further investigation.
On June 5, 2017 around 8pm, a Pct. 4 deputy was investigatinga suspiciousvehiclethat was occupied by 2 white males in the area of Fostoria Rd and Morgan Cemetery Road in Cleveland, TX. The suspiciousvehicle ended up being a 2016 Kia that was stolen from Montgomery County. As deputies attempted to make contact with the two white males, they fled the location and into nearby woods. With assistancefrom the Splendora Police Department, theRoman Forest Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officea perimeterwas established. Both ConstableRowdyHayden and Chief Deputy Barry Welch made the scene and began to assist. A few hours later both males were located and detained. Inside thevehicledeputies locatedseveral stolen firearms, tools, a machete, an axe, a boltcutter, several needlesand other property, some of which was from a fresh burglary of a residence on Crossno Drive in Cleveland, TX. Thomas Barringer, 26 years of age from Livingston, TX has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony, UnauthorizedUse of a Motor Vehicle, a state jail felony and Evading Arrest/Detention, a class A misdemeanor.Kevin Caldwell, 22 years of age from Conroe, TX has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony,Evading Arrest/Detention w/ a Prior Conviction, a state jail felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, a third degree felony. Constable Hayden wants to thankthe surround agencies that came to help locate these criminals hiding from the deputies in the woods. Constable Hayden also thanked the Pct. 4 deputies that relentlessly work the streets, listen to the complaints of the residents in thearea and follow every possible lead available. Constable Hayden advised, “Hardwork pays off. Twoknow criminals are now in jail,stolen guns are off the street,a local resident hadproperty returned from a recent burglary and someone is going to get their car back, overall a very good nightand a job well done.”