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THE NEW SHERO AND FACE OF GOOD DETECTIVE WORK AT HPD!

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Congratulations to Houston Investigator Monica Fortson… The ‘shero’ cop is getting amazing praise and accolades on social media after capturing a man described as a suspected serial rapist.

Fortson lead the investigation that resulted in the arrest on 33 year old Marquis Tate.

Tate is charged with seven counts of felony sexual assault involving women mainly in the Fifth Ward area dating back to 2012.

Forston arrested Tate on June 1st after using DNA evidence, a photo lineup, and a car he purchased from a Fort Worth man.

So far on my social media pages alone Investigator Fortson has received over 4300 likes, 300 comments, and 850 shares. Way to go Monica!

IS THIS MAN A SERIAL RAPIST?

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested and believed responsible for multiple sexual assault incidents in the Houston and Jersey Village areas since June 2014.  

The suspect, Reginald Dwayne Bond (b/m, 37), is charged with five counts of burglary with intent to commit sexual assault in the 262nd State District Court.  A photo of Bond is attached to this news release.  

The suspect is believed responsible for incidents on the following dates and locations:  

June 22, 2014 at 11011 Pleasant Colony (Jersey Village)April 26, 2015 at 9851 MeadowglenMay 17, 2015 at 11111 Pleasant Colony (Jersey Village)December 25, 2015 at 9801 MeadowglenJanuary 17, 2016 at 9801 Meadowglen

In each incident, Bond watched his female victims and then entered their residences during the early morning hours (3 a.m. to 5 a.m.).  He would look around the residences and either stand by the victims’ beds to wake them with a flashlight or get into the beds before waking them.  In some instances, Bond concealed his face while in others, he covered the victim’s face.  

A preliminary investigation was initiated in June 2015.  HPD investigators were contacted by Jersey Village Police regarding two sexual assault incidents believed committed by the same suspect.  Evidence obtained from a June 2014 incident was entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and that profile matched that of a suspect wanted in as many as four incidents in the Ferguson County area of  St. Louis, Missouri, since 2008.  At that time, no further leads were found in the investigation.  

In October 2015, evidence from the April 2015 incident was entered into the CODIS system and a profile was developed that matched the incidents in Jersey Village and St. Louis.  Further investigation and evidence obtained from the December 2015 incident developed information that identified Bond as the suspect.  

Further investigation and evidence obtained from the January 2016 incident identified Bond as the suspect in these cases.  Bond was taken into custody on January 22 and has admitted his role in the incidents in Houston and Jersey Village.    

Investigators believe there may be more victims and encourage anyone who has information on other possible incidents to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.   


 

One man is dead after a collision between a car and motorcycle in South Houston this afternoon.

It happened just after 4 pm Tuesday when the vehicle and the motorcycle rider crashed on Highway 3 at Virginia Avenue.

Police released few details but it was clear the motorcyclist was dead at the scene.

The young female driver of the car was questioned while our crew was there…

No word if any tickets will be issued or if charges will be filed.

CHARGED WITH MURDER IN DEADLY SHOOTING!

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman found at 2120 El Paseo about 11:05 p.m. last Friday (April 17).

The suspect, Josephy Anthony Lightsey (w/m, 37), is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of his mother.  A photo of suspect Lightsey is attached to this news release.  

The female victim’s identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers A. Vinogradov and M. Arroyo reported:

On Friday evening, Lightsey walked into the University of Texas police headquarters on Knight Road and told officers there he had shot his mother in an apartment at the above address.  HPD officers then responded to the location and found an elderly female deceased of a gunshot wound.  A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Lightsey was then brought to HPD Headquarters where he spoke to homicide investigators and admitted to his role in his mother’s death.