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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2021

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect(s) responsible for a Murder.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Errick Smith was shot in the 4400 block of Mowery Road in Houston, Texas. During the incident, Mr. Smith was sitting on his front porch when he was shot multiple times. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction of travel.

The family of Errick Smith is requesting the community’s help with identifying the suspect(s) responsible for his murder.

Crime Stoppers may 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), submitted online at or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.
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Josh Duggar‘s just been hit with charges of receiving and possessing child pornography following his arrest by federal agents in Arkansas.

According to the legal docs, the “19 Kids and Counting” star knowingly received child porn in mid-May 2019. He’s accused of knowingly possessing images of child pornography, including images of minors below the age of 12.

Duggar’s been charged by indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography — one count each. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines up to $250,000.00 on each count.

He’s been ordered to forfeit any material related to the case to authorities, including turning over any and all computer equipment.

Duggar appeared before the judge at the Western District of Arkansas Federal Court from jail via Zoom, where he entered a plea of not guilty on all counts.

A court hearing’s set for next week to determine if Duggar will be granted bond release, but he’s to remain in custody until then. The judge ruled if bond is granted … Duggar will be required to stay with a third-party custodian, and that person can’t have unsupervised minors in the home.

His trial is scheduled for July.

We broke the story … Duggar was arrested Thursday by the feds in Washington County, and was being held in a detention center without bail.

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DENVER – Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcuffed on body camera footage have resigned, police said Friday.

Loveland Police Chief Robert Ticer announced the departures of Officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali and Community Services Officer Tyler Blackett in connection to the arrest of Karen Garner at a news conference, without providing details about how they left. But department spokesman Tom Hacker later confirmed they had resigned.

Ticer noted that the treatment of Garner in the city about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Denver, last year had led to an outpouring of concern and anger in the community, the country and around the world and apologized.

“Our goal at the Loveland Police Department has always been to make our community proud. We failed and we are very sorry for that,” he said.

After Garner filed a federal lawsuit this month and her lawyer released body camera footage of her arrest, the department announced it was putting Hopp, the arresting officer, on leave. Jalali and Blackett were put on leave later, as was a sergeant. The sergeant remains on leave.

The officers could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Hopp, Jalali and Blackett were seen on surveillance video released by Garner’s lawyer this week watching Hopp’s body camera footage while Garner sat handcuffed in a holding cell nearby. Garner’s lawsuit said Hopp dislocated her shoulder during the arrest and that she did not receive medical care for about six hours after being taken to the county jail.

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The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 have announced that Lake Conroe is temporarily closing at noon todaySaturday, May 1 due to high lake levels, the possibility of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards that could pose safety risks. 


With basin-wide rainfall up to five inches in a span of several hours, rainfall and resulting runoff has positioned the lake level at approximately two feet over the lake’s normal conservation pool of 201’ mean sea level (msl). 


At this level, many docks, bulkheads, small islands, and other structures are fully submerged and can create a dangerous situation for boaters. In addition, high winds and rapidly-flowing water from local streams can result in a large amount of floating debris on the reservoir. With bulkheads becoming submerged, lake area residents should also be cautious of electrical outlets and equipment coming into contact with water. 


SJRA is currently releasing water from the dam in accordance with its operating procedures for the reservoir to gradually lower the level back to conservation pool of 201’. SJRA and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will monitor any additional rainfall events throughout the weekend. 


Additionally, the San Jacinto River Authority is discharging 8720.0 cubic feet per second from the Lake Conroe Dam.  For real-time information on Lake Conroe levels, releases, rainfall totals, or stream flows visit    


For additional information, visit SJRA’s website at or call the Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 at 936-856-6329.

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For Immediate Release: April 28, 2021

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Vehicular Crimes Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Hit and Run – Failure to Stop and Render Aid – Fatality.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at approximately 7:20 a.m., the victim was struck by a vehicle in the 12400 block of the East Freeway in Houston, Texas. The victim was changing a flat tire on the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes when the suspect vehicle struck him head on. The suspect continued traveling eastbound without rendering aid to the victim. The victim suffered major injuries, and sadly died as a result of the collision.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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AMC Networks’ newly relaunched streaming service, ALLBLK, partnered with its sister brand, RLJE Films, released today “Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life,” comedy special trailer which is set to premiere on video on demand (VOD) Tuesday, May 4th. The special will also stream on ALLBLK this summer. 


Building off of his wildly successful 2018 single, “Smile (Living My Best Life),” the Jacksonville, Florida native employs his special brand of humor as he takes an intimate and hilarious look at life, sex, relationships, and the world in his first stand-up special. Filmed before a star-studded, live audience in Atlanta, Georgia – the hourlong special features appearances from actress Bresha Webb(NBC’s Marlon), comedians Gary “G Thang” Johnson and Navaris “Navv” Greene, and social media star Pretty Vee.


Born Roland Powell in the Florida county that inspired his stage name, Lil Duval has starred and appeared in several films and TV shows including Meet the Blacks, Grow House, The Trap, BET’s Tales,  MTV’s Guy Code, and VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. The multihyphenate has also seen great success in the music industry. Aside from “Smile” – the cultural phenomenon for which the music video has received over 47 million views to date – Duval’s music catalog also includes hit singles “Pull Up,” “Black Men Don’t Cheat,” “Nasty,” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” 


Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life is written by Lil Duval and directed by Chet Brewster. Eric Tomosunas, Russell L. Johnson, Kevin Harewood, Alan Grunblatt and Clay Evans serve as executive producers. The special is produced by Comedy Collaborate Productions in association with Swirl Films, Purpose Music Group and eOne Music.


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Ex-NFL linebacker Geno Hayes died Monday night while in hospice at his parents home in Georgia. He was only 33.

Hayes — show as drafted in 2008 and played 7 seasons in the NFL — had been diagnosed with chronic liver disease in 2019.

The former Florida State linebacker believed the condition was brought on by a combination of nonprescription pain medications and a family history of liver disease.

Hayes’ health had been declining in recent weeks so he was moved to hospice care — where he spent his final days being visited by family members and close friends.

After his passing, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell issued a statement saying, “Thoughts and prayer for the family and friends of Geno Hayes.”

“He lived his life as a tremendous Seminole who impacted so many throughout his journey on and off the field. His legacy will live on. #RIP #NoleFamily.”

Hayes was a football star since his high school days — when he was personally recruited by Florida State legend Bobby Bowden.

Geno lived up to his potential at FSU — earning 1st Team All-ACC honors in 2007.

He went on to have a 7 year run in the NFL — which started when he was selected by the Tampa Bay Bucs in the 6th round of the 2008 Draft.

Hayes went on to play with the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars before his pro career came to an end following the 2014 season.

He is survived survived by his wife and two young children, 12 and 8.

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The Harris County Precinct One Environmental Crimes Division has again arrested a man who previously orchestrated the illegal dumping of thousands of used tires across Houston, Harris County and Sugar land.

Darrell Wayne Watson was arrested this morning after investigators discovered new evidence showing he was still actively involved in the dumping of additional used tires. Watson appears in surveillance video from undercover cameras located in the 5200 block of Mayle Street in Houston on March 16, 2021. He’s also believed responsible for  tires which were dumped two days later at the same location on March 18, 2021 and weeks earlier February 25, 2021. The videos shows people dumping tires from a U-Haul van onto the sides of the street on three different days. In all, investigators discovered 176 used tires from 18-wheelers at the above location. Investigators believe the van was rented by a third party, however it was reported as stolen at the time of the crimes.

Investigators recognized Watson in the video because of their prior experience with him. Watson pleaded guilty February 23, 2021 to a charge of illegal dumping and received eight years of community supervision as part of deferred adjudication in a plea bargain of a third degree felony. Watson was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of these new incidents.

“Mr. Watson clearly has no intent of stopping his illegal activity,” said Constable Alan Rosen. “A judge let him off easy last time with deferred adjudication. Watson has proven he is a repeat offender and that a slap on the wrist won’t stop him from creating these dangerous eyesores in our neighborhoods. I hope he will be held accountable this time for his actions which affect the quality of life for those living nearby.”

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted the charge on this new case as a State Jail Felony of Commercial Dumping. All defendants are presumed innocent. If convicted, Watson could receive 10 yrs in prison.

The case remains under investigation and charges are pending for those seen in the video. We are not only investigating those directly involved with this case but will be seeking criminal charges on any tire companies which have done business with Mr. Watson.

If you witness illegal dumping occurring, please report it to our Illegal Dumping Hotline at (832) 927-1567. For cleanup, you should always call 3-1-1 or your county commissioner.

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#LookAtGod Guess who can now add the official title of ‘Executive Producer’ to their name for a Los Angeles based show? Me.

I officially serve as E.P. for the new Fox show Crazy Azz Criminals with host @ChuyMartinez also from Dish Nation…

I’m also the writer and voice on the show!!!!

💯💯💯💯 Remember Crazy Azz Criminals started right here in Houston on #IsiahFactorUncensored and catch our version again tonight at 10:30 pm on #Fox26 and later on #FoxSoul

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HOUSTON – (April 23, 2021) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Alexander Gwosdz, who died Wednesday from COVID-19 complications. Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to his grieving family, loved ones, and colleagues.

Deputy Gwosdz (pronounced Guush), 32, was a 9-year agency veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the agency in 2012 as a detention officer responsible for the custody and care of those in the largest jail in Texas. Since graduating from the Sheriff’s Office Basic Peace Officer Course in 2014, he has served as a patrol deputy in northwest Harris County.

Deputy Gwosdz’s father, Chris Gwosdz, retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2020 after 34 years of service.

He is the fourth Sheriff’s Office deputy, and the fifth employee agency-wide, to die after contracting the virus. The others are:

  • Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski, 70, died on May 6, 2020.
  • Deputy Juan Menchaca, 70, died June 13, 2020.
  • Deputy Johnny Tunches, 56, died on Nov. 2, 2020.
  • Detention Officer Robert Perez, 54, died on February 2, 2021.
    “We are devastated and saddened by another loss of life and reminded again of the dangers of this terrible virus,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Deputy Gwosdz loved his job. He had a servant’s heart. He came from a law enforcement family; his father is a retired Sheriff’s Office deputy and our brother in blue. His whole life was ahead of him.”