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The Houston Fire Department announced it has relieved an employee of duty pending an administrative investigation after being accused of kidnapping and sexual assault in Denver, Colorado. Luke McIntosh, 28, faces felony charges related to kidnapping, sexual assault with physical violence, victim sex offense/robbery and sex assault of helpless victim, Denver court records show. He is being held on a $100,000 bond in Colorado. He is set to appear in court at 8 a.m. March 8, according to court records.
A chase that started in Dickinson and ended in South Houston reached speeds of 130 to 140 miles per hour early Sunday. The chase started around 1:20 a.m. when deputies attempted to stop a Chevrolet pickup truck for traffic violations near Termini Street and Highway 3, Dickinson police said. PHOTOS: Speeds reach 130 mph in chase from Dickinson to South Houston The driver refused to stop for officials, and the chase began near Highway 3 and Deats and ended at Highway 3 and Mississippi Street, police said. The truck was involved in a crash when it hit another car near Highway 3 and Edgebrook, police said. There were injuries in the vehicle that was hit by the pickup truck. The chase ended with a crash that left several people with minor injuries, police said.
A San Antonio Independent School District police officer was arrested early Thursday after investigators said she caused a wreck while driving the wrong way on Loop 1604. Christina Vasquez, 29, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. According to a blood draw warrant, San Antonio Police Department officers responded to North Loop 1604 and Gold Canyon Road around 2:25 a.m. Thursday. Officers said Vasquez was seen driving a vehicle west in the eastbound lanes before it crashed into another vehicle. Vasquez, who has worked for SAISD since June 2016 and was off duty at the time of the wreck, was described at the scene as staggering and swaying, according to the warrant. At one point Vasquez mistakenly told an officer she had been on Highway 281 when the crash happened. The warrant does not indicate if anyone was injured in the crash. An SAISD spokeswoman confirmed Friday afternoon that Vasquez has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a district investigation.
The roommate of a handcuffed man who shot and wounded a deputy last month before killing himself was shot several times by another deputy at the scene, authorities said Friday. Harris County deputies said they had taken Matthew Cobb, 35, into custody the night of Jan. 31 at a home on Kiplands Way Drive in connection with an earlier domestic disturbance when Cobb pulled a hidden gun from his waistband and shot one of two deputies who were at the scene in the arm. Investigators said that when Cobb began firing, the two deputies and Cobb's roommate began running downstairs. When the uninjured deputy reached the bottom of the stairs, he turned back and fired at the roommate, investigators said. The roommate was hit several times, investigators said. After the incident, investigators said they were still trying to determine who shot Cobb's roommate. In the frenzy, Cobb ran into a bathroom and killed himself. The roommate, who suffered critical injuries, and the injured deputy were treated at a hospital. Surveillance video that was first reported on by KPRC 2 showed the injured deputy holding his arm and falling to the ground. Moments later, several deputies were seen carrying a wounded man from the home. Deputies said they are still investigating the case.
A Harris County assistant district attorney was fired Wednesday after just two days on the job. Authorities told KPRC 2 Marlene Bovell lied on her employment application. She started Monday as an assistant district attorney assigned to the Misdemeanor Division. In a statement, the Harris County public relations spokesperson Dane Schiller wrote, "When asked on her Harris County District Attorney Office job application if she had ever been arrested or convicted of a crime anywhere aside from minor traffic violations, she responded, 'No.' She admitted Wednesday that she had not been truthful on the application." Harris County authorities said prior to her hire, her background was checked through databases traditionally used by law-enforcement, to determine if a person has been previously arrested or convicted of a crime. The databases returned no information to indicate she'd had any previous encounters with law enforcement, according to authorities. The State Bar of Texas, which licensed her to practice law in November 2017, conducts fingerprint checks of applicants. Bovell worked at the Harris County District Clerk's Office from July 2013 to July 2015 as an assistant district clerk. Harris County authorities said background check procedures for all Harris County District Attorney's Office applicants have been amended. There's no word yet on what interaction or interactions she's had with law enforcement, but KPRC 2 is working to learn more and bring you confirmed information on Bovell's background.
A high school assistant principal is on administrative leave following his arrest for driving while intoxicated with children in the car. Gregory Tielke is an assistant principal at George Ranch High School in Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Tielke was arrested by Fulshear police. Lamar CISD released a statement that read, "We are aware of the incident and the employee is currently on administrative leave -- pending our review of the matter."
Two U.S. Postal Service workers accused of stealing marijuana from packages at a mail sorting facility in Oklahoma have pleaded guilty. The Tulsa World reports that 47-year-old Laura Mae Campbell pleaded guilty to conspiracy under a plea bargain on Monday. Her plea comes after her co-worker, Derek Miller, admitted in January to stealing drugs from packages since 2015. Police records indicate that the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a tip in July that employees were taking drugs from packages at the Tulsa center. The complaint alleged Campbell and Miller, also called "Chuck the Sniffer," were involved. Authorities obtained more than 60 pounds of marijuana from Miller's home and over 10 pounds of marijuana from Campbell's residence in September. Both are expected to be sentenced in the spring.
Five detention officers were indicted Tuesday in connection with the beating of an inmate at the Harris County Jail last year. Prosecutors said that the Sept. 4, 2016, use of force by the jailers against Jerome Bartee was recorded by security cameras. "The evidence shows these detention officers crossed the line when it comes to the use of force," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. She said Bartee suffered severe injuries to his face, including a shattered eye socket. Jeremy Ringle, Joshua Degler, Napoleon Harmon and Andrew Rowell were each charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Salvador Garibay was charged with assault. On Wednesday, Channel 2 Investigates obtained records from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement regarding the history of the officers. The information below came from those records. Joshua Degler Degler began working as a jailer for the Sheriff's Office with a temporary jailer license in November 2011. In January 2012, he received a permanent jailer license. His academy history showed that his most recent training of 643 hours was completed in September 2017 as a basic peace officer course. That course includes training in state and federal law, crisis intervention, cultural diversity and racial profiling. Degler has received 1,021 hours of course training since 2011. Salvador Garibay Garibay began working as a jailer for the Harris County Sheriff's Office in September 2013 with a temporary jailer license. He received a permanent jailer license in December 2013. His academy history showed that his most recent training of 16 hours was completed online in September 2017, and included courses on human trafficking, cultural diversity and ethics in law enforcement. Garibay has received 272 hours of course training since 2013 Napoleon Harmon III Harmon began working as a jailer for the Sheriff's Office in September 2013 with a temporary jailer license. He was issued a permanent jailer license on Nov. 8, 2013, which was switched back to a temporary jailer license on Nov. 16, 2013. He received his peace officer license with the Sheriff's Office on Aug. 4, 2017. Harmon's most recent training was in September, when he completed peace officer field training and personnel orientation. Among Harmon's 1,334 total hours of training are courses in state and federal law, crisis intervention, cultural diversity, human trafficking, racial profiling and asset forfeiture. Jeremy Ringle Ringle was issued a temporary jailer license for the Sheriff's Office in October 2007. He got his permanent jailer license in April 2008. His most recent training was in June 2016, when he completed an eight-hour course in defensive tactics. Among Ringle's 606 total hours of training are courses in use of force in a jail setting, suicide detection and prevention in jail, inmate rights and responsibilities, cultural diversity, Spanish for law enforcement, human trafficking and crisis intervention. Andrew Rowell Rowell received his temporary jailer license for the Sheriff's Office in November 2012. He was issued a permanent jailer license in May 2013. His most recent training was four-hour CPR course in June 2016. Rowell has 927 total hours of training in courses, including cultural diversity, crisis intervention, human trafficking, identity theft, state and federal law, asset forfeiture and mental health.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce that five detention officers have been indicted for their roles in the beating of a Harris County Jail inmate. According to investigators, four of the officers were charged with aggravated assault by a public servant and the other officer was charged with assault. Jail security video cameras captured the Sept. 4, 2016 use of force against inmate Jerome Bartee. That video is not being publicly released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. "The evidence shows these detention officers crossed the line when it comes to the use of force," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. "They caused severe injury to an inmate who needed screws, stitches and a plate to reconstruct his face and a shattered eye socket." Jeremy Ringle; Joshua Degler, Napoleon Harmon and Andrew Rowell were indicted for aggravated assault by a public servant, a first degree felony. They face a punishment of five to 99 years in prison, or a life sentence, and a fine of up to $10,000. Salvador Garibay was indicted or misdemeanor assault. He faces a punishment of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. Ringle was terminated in February following an unrelated use-of-force investigation related to a July 2016 incident. Garibay Jr. and Rowell were terminated in September. "A grand jury has determined that there is sufficient evidence these detention officers broke the law and that they should face trial for their actions," Ogg said. The detention officers were working at the jail at 1200 Baker Street at the time of the incident, which played out on the second floor of the facility in September 2016. "I agree with former Sheriff Hickman's determination that the use of force in this 2016 case was uncalled for, and that this incident represents a failure to uphold our duty to the people of Harris County," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "These actions are not representative of the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the values that we strive to uphold. Our administration will continue with ongoing efforts to emphasize de-escalation techniques and other training for all personnel that aims to minimize the need for physical force to maintain order in the jail." Two current detention officers, Degler and Harmon, will be relieved of duty in accordance with Sheriff's Office policy. "The evidence shows that Jerome Bartee exchanged words with some detention officers," said Assistant District Attorney Jules Johnson of the Civil Rights Division. "He was yanked to the ground by a number of Sheriff's Office employees and beaten to the point he was unrecognizable. These cases will proceed like any other criminal cases in Harris County.
A La Marque police officer was involved in a deadly shooting Sunday while responding to a burglary, officials said. According to investigators, an armed man threatened a resident just after 10 p.m. inside a home in the 800 block of Retama and ran. WATCH: La Marque officer-involved shooting update The officer, Jose Santos, and K-9 found the suspected robber, Gregory Ray Ham, 62, in a building near the victim's home, officials said. Santos and the K-9 entered the home and found Ham in a room with a sword, officials said. Officials said Ham struck Santos in the face and the K-9 with the sword during the attack. Officials said Santos pulled out a gun and shot Ham once. Ham was pronounced dead at the scene. Santos sustained minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. The K-9 was also injured and treated at a veterinarian. Santos, a seven-year veteran, have been with the La Marque Police Department since October 2014. Galveston County sheriff's officials could be seen interviewing neighbors Monday morning on Retama. The Galveston County District Attorney's Office told Channel 2 that there are three separate investigations underway into the shooting. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office will conduct a criminal investigation. La Marque police said an internal investigation might be opened, as well. The officer who was involved in the incident was still on duty as of Monday afternoon.
A veteran Harris County Sheriffs Office Deputy will face disciplinary action and re-training after an incident that happened while a suspect was in custody. Deputy Tu Tran, currently assigned to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, will face a three-day unpaid suspension because of his actions following a multi-agency police pursuit Oct. 12 that covered 85 miles and ended with the suspect's arrest in Jefferson County. WATCH: East Freeway suspect apparently punched in throat "Deputy Tran also has been ordered to undergo additional training and he is on a 90-day probationary status," wrote Harris County Sheriff's Office Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland. On video captured by Sky 2, Tran appears to strike the handcuffed suspect, Mohmed Abu-Shlieba, 25, in the throat as he is places him into an unmarked police vehicle. "Obviously, my thoughts are the officer overreached his boundaries. It wasn't necessary. The man was in custody and handcuffs," Brian Coyne, Abu-Shlieba's defense attorney, said by phone. Tran has not been charged with a crime, and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office declined to file charges, according to Gilliland. Abu-Shlieba, who has prior criminal convictions, is most recently charged with evading arrest. Tran shot and killed a man with a gun outside a Houston nightclub in July 2015. A friend of the man said at the scene that Juan Adolfo Ibarra, 24, was trying to leave the scene and should not have been shot. A Harris County Grand Jury declined to indict Tran in March 2016.
The driver of a truck featuring a sticker with an expletive directed toward President Donald Trump made some new adjustements by adding, "F*** Troy Nehls and F*** You for Voting for Him" after being arrested on an unrelated, outstanding charge. Karen Fonseca, 46, walked out of the Fort Bend County Jail with her husband Thursday night after she was taken into custody just an hour after KPRC spoke with her Thursday. She was released on a $1,500 bond. State Rep. Ron Reynolds and Fonseca will be holding a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday to discuss the injustice against Fonseca at the Fort Bend County Justice Center. 'We have to protect people's First Amendment Right to Free Speech," Reynolds said. "A difference in political views does not give Sheriff Nehls the right to target citizens. These actions by Sheriff Nehls could be an abuse of his law enforcement authority." Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said he was "not surprised" by the sticker, and "thinks it's disgusting." Fonseca's truck was pictured in a post on Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls' Facebook page. Nehls posted a photo of the back of a white pickup truck with a tinted back window and a large sticker that reads, "F*** Trump, and f*** you for voting for him." Here was Nehls' caption of the photo: "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it." WATCH: Fort Bend County sheriff speaks about Facebook post on anti-Trump sticker The post went viral, gaining more than 10,000 shares within hours. Just a day after the post was made Thursday, Nehls had deleted the post. His office issued this statement: "The Sheriff made the post on his Personal page. The objective of the post was to find the owner/driver of the truck and have a conversation with them in order to prevent a potential altercation between the truck driver and those offended by the message. Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post. Due to the hate messages he has been receiving towards his wife and children, the Sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further." WATCH: Full interview of truck owner with F Trump sticker Fonseca said in the 11 months that she has had the sticker on the truck she has had no problems.
The trial dates have been set for a former Harris County deputy and her husband who were arrested in connection with the death of John Hernandez. Chauna Thompson, who was fired from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and her husband, Terry Thompson, were in court Thursday, where a judge set the trial dates - May 18, 2018, for Terry Thompson, and June 1, 2018, for Chauna Thompson. There was a heavy presence of law enforcement at the courthouse as the Thompsons arrived. The couple ignored questions from reporters as they walked to a waiting elevator. Family, friends and supporters of Hernandez were also present. They said they believe the trials could take up to two years to complete, and are willing to be there every step of the way. The Thompsons were each charged with murder in connection with the May 28 confrontation with Hernandez outside of a Denny's restaurant. Video of the incident appeared to show Terry Thompson using a chokehold and lying on top of Hernandez while Chauna Thompson held down one of Hernandez's arms.
Julissa Diaz has gone from HPD officer to former officer after she was accused of tampering with evidence related to narcotics. Diaz made her first court appearance early Friday morning. A source told Channel 2 News that a SWAT team arrested the 11-year veteran, who lives in the city of South Houston, during her overnight shift Thursday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Diaz was no ordinary officer. According to the Houston Police Officer's Union, she was recognized as Patrol Officer of the Month in 2015 for apprehending two major drug dealers during a routine traffic stop. Her commendation said Diaz "has always demonstrated a passion for making a difference and her dedication to duty." According to our source, Diaz worked the night shift at HPD's Clear Lake Station. She was arrested by SWAT officers after a lengthy investigation by HPD's narcotics division. In response, Chief Art Acevedo said in a statement: "Ms. Diaz's betrayal of the public trust and oath of office is inconsistent with the dedication of the men and women of the Houston Police Department (HPD) and their tireless, honorable service. "While we cannot overstate our depth of disappointment, we take solace in the fact the investigation that led to Ms. Diaz's arrest was conducted by men and women of the HPD, the same organization and co-workers she betrayed. "We look forward to working with the Harris County District Attorney's office to ensure she is held to the highest level of accountability under the law. Ms. Diaz's peace officer powers have been suspended and she has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal affairs investigation. "I urge anyone with information regarding her criminal misconduct or misconduct by any member of the Houston Police Department to contact us." Diaz is being held in a Harris county jail on $2,500 bond. Charged with tampering, fabricating evidence, she is set to appear in court again on Nov. 13.
A Houston police officer who works the night shift at the Clear Lake patrol station has found herself on the wrong side of the law. HPD officer Julissa Guzman Diaz is behind bars in the city jail. She's charged with tampering with evidence related to narcotics. Sources told KPRC 2 Diaz was arrested early Thursday morning while on duty after a lengthy investigation by HPD's narcotics division. Diaz has been with HPD since 2006. She was relieved of duty Thursday, according to the department. Houston police released a statement to KPRC2 that read, "Ms. Diaz's betrayal of the public trust and oath of office is inconsistent with the dedication of the men and women of the Houston Police Department (HPD) and their tireless, honorable service. While we cannot overstate our depth of disappointment, we take solace in the fact the investigation that led to Ms. Diaz's arrest was conducted by men and women of the HPD, the same organization and co-workers she betrayed. We look forward to working with the Harris County District Attorney's office to ensure she is held to the highest level of accountability under the law. Ms. Diaz's peace officer powers have been suspended and she has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal affairs investigation. I urge anyone with information regarding her criminal misconduct or misconduct by any member of the Houston Police Department to contact us."
A Harris County jailer is accused of giving a prisoner permission to attack a fellow inmate earlier this year, according to court documents obtained Sunday. The documents showed that Gene Ramirez, 27, was charged with official oppression in connection with a May 14 incident involving two inmates in pod 6028 at the Harris County Jail. According to the documents, the mother of an inmate called the Harris County Sheriff's Office and reported that Ramirez allowed an attack on her son. Investigators viewed surveillance video from the pod that appeared to show an inmate ask Ramirez for two minutes to fight another prisoner, and Ramirez appeared to grant permission, according to the court documents. The video showed the inmates chased each other around the pod before one cornered the other and a fight began, according to the documents. Ramirez took one minute before he reacted and called for assistance, according to the documents. Investigators said they also interviewed both the inmates involved in the incident, and they both said that Ramirez condoned the attack, according to the documents. Ramirez has posted a $1,000 bail. He is expected in court on Thursday. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go. Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and members of the HPD Vice Division announced Thursday the results of a sex buyers sting. A Houston Police Department "member" was arrested as a result of the sting, according to Acevedo. The name and exact position of the person in the HPD arrested has not been released. Acevedo announced that 139 men were arrested in a 10-day sex trade sting, Operation H Star, in Harris County. "Sadly, I want you all to know, that a member of the Houston Police Department was caught up in this sting," Acevedo said. "And let me just say this, that person was immediately put on restricted duty, that person is not part of our internal affairs investigations and I'm pretty confident that the person's future with the police department is not looking very promising." Officials released the photos of the so-called "johns." The announcement was an effort to help deter others from engaging in the illegal sex trade, officials said. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go. Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.
Jason Loosmore, a former Houston Police Department officer, was indicted for an off-duty incident in which he shot and wounded a neighbor following an argument over a dog. Loosmore, 32, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. "He used his badge and gun to try and settle a personal score," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. "The community, through a grand jury, decided the officer broke the law." Loosmore was not in uniform during the Oct. 13, 2016, incident, but he did have a badge hanging around his neck. Loosmore shot Casey Brown three times with a 9mm handgun while Brown was in his own yard, investigators said. WATCH: Press conference held after former HPD officer indicted on charges Brown, who was unarmed at the time, is still recovering from his wounds. Loosmore, who had been an officer for seven years at the time of the shooting, resigned from HPD in April 2017. If convicted, Loosmore faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go. Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.
A man died Monday after being shot several times by a Montgomery County deputy after a chase that ended near Kingwood, according to authorities. The shooting was reported about 2 p.m. near Kingwood and Green Oak drives. According to Houston police, the deputy chased a man on a motorcycle after the license plate on the motorcycle came back as invalid. They said the chase ended with a crash. They said the man on the motorcycle ran into a nearby parking lot, where he tried to carjack a person at a carwash. They said the deputy and the motorcyclist struggled, and the deputy used his Taser. They said the motorcyclist then pulled a gun out of his backpack, and the deputy shot him several times. A photographer at the scene said a body was lying in the parking lot where the shooting happened. The deputy, who was from Montgomery County Precinct 4, was not injured in the shooting, according to police. Stay with KPRC 2 and Click2Houston.com for the latest on this developing story. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go. Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.
A grand jury indicted three Harris County Sheriff's Office employees in separate assault cases dating back to 2015 and 2016, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Sgt. Marco Carrizales, 37, was indicted for aggravated assault by a public servant after authorities say he broke a man's eye socket following a chase. Carrizales, authorities say was directing traffic for a refinery, when a man allegedly drove through a four-way stop sign. Carrizales, allegedly hit the man with an "unknown object," causing seriously bodily injury, breaking his eye socket. The charge is a first-degree felony. A grand jury also indicted Harris County jailer, Dylan Goddard, 24, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a May 2016 incident. Goddard was a civilian detention officer at 1200 Baker, when he was transporting an inmate who was wearing handcuffs and leg irons. Authorities say a surveillance video shows Goddard lifting up the inmate and body slamming him on his skull. The inmate received seven staples to the back of his head. The charge is a second-degree felony. A grand jury also indicted a Harris County jailer, Michael Holley, 31, for two misdemeanor charges of assault-bodily injury that occurred in the 1200 Baker Street jail. Holley, a civilian detention officer, was walking with an inmate in handcuffs on Dec. 14, 2016 as he escorted him to the jail's infirmary. Authorities say surveillance video shows the inmate turning to face Holley, who then punches the inmate in the face multiple times and throws him to the ground. Holley was also escorting a handcuffed inmate on Dec. 19, 2016, when authorities say he shoved the inmate into a wall, according to video surveillance. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go. Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.