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Three charged in driveway murder in Atascocita

ATASCOCITA– A Crosby teen is among three who have been arrested and charged with the capital murder of an Atascocita man.
Giovanni Mora, 18, of Crosby, Bobby Dean Jones, 18, and Bruce Lee Taylor, 29, have been charged with the capital murder of Donald Frye III, 41.
According to authorities, the death resulted from an attempted carjacking in Frye’s home driveway.
Frye’s wife said that on April 11 Frye had gone to a local Redbox video machine to return a movie. She said that she became concerned when, hours later he had not returned. She discovered him in the driveway of their home in the 19900 block of Pine Wind Drive, with a gunshot wound.
Based on statements received, authorities believe that the trio had followed Frye to his Atascocita home with the intention of taking his car. However, the victim was fatally shot when the confrontation began.
Mora was taken into custody first, at 1 a.m. on April 15. Jones and Taylor were later also arrested. Charges were filed in the 339th District Court.
Jones, Mora and Taylor are being held in the Harris County Jail without bond.

Deputies arrest family for drug sales from home on Magic Drive

NORTHEAST– The Harris County Sheriff’s Office/Narcotics Working Group (HCSO/NWG) arrested a family of six for their alleged involvement in selling narcotics from their home.
The HCSO received multiple complaints that narcotics were being sold from a residence located at 12822 Magic Drive in northeast Harris County. During a 5-month long investigation, members of the HCSO/NWG learned seven family members (grandfather, father, mother, daughter, son, son-in-law, and cousin), were living and selling crack cocaine from the residence. Six were arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and/or engaging in organized crime. A seventh individual is wanted by the HCSO.

The six taken into custody are identified as follows:
– Lugene Davis, Jr. (DOB 07/03/77) -Delivery of a Controlled Substance/ Engaging in Organized Crime
– Lugene Davis, Sr. (DOB 04/08/52) – Delivery of a Controlled Substance/ Engaging in Organized Crime
– Mary Davis (DOB 04/03/49) – Delivery of a Controlled Substance/ Engaging in Organized Crime
– Sheila Ann Sowell (DOB 09/10/65) – Engaging in Organized Crime
– Darryl Lynn Jones (DOB 03/04/64) – Engaging in Organized Crime
– James Gibbs (DOB 06/29/45) – Possession of a Controlled Substance/ Engaging in Organized Crime.

Body found in vehicle near Aldine elementary

By BOBBY HORN JR.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office made a grisly discovery in what is believed to have been an abandoned car near an Aldine ISD elementary.
On the morning of Feb. 24, school officials at Bill Worshem Elementary School, located in the 3000 block of Hartwick, noticed a car parked nearby that appeared abandoned.
According to Sergeant G. Pinkins, sheriff’s office spokesman, deputies arrived at the scene at approximately 9:20 a.m.
“Upon arrival deputies found an unidentified black male deceased in the rear seat of a vehicle parked along the roadway,” Pinkins said.” It was later determined that the victim had sustained several gunshot wounds.”
The body was sent to the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences for identification. As of press time, no identification made been made.
“The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation and no motive for the shooting has been established at this time,” Pinkins said.
The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Deputies capture fugitive on Aldine Mail

NORTHEAST– Sheriff’s deputies, in a press conference last Friday, said that a horrendous case of spousal abuse ended when the man responsible was apprehended in a traffic stop on Aldine Mail Route.
Gregory Longoria Jr., 39, was charged with felony aggravated assault of a family member, and is being held without bail.
Sheriff’s officers said that the ordeal started at noon on Wednesday, when Longoria allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife, and held her for 17 hours. During that time he allegedly physically abused her, beating and burning her, and photographing her nude.
The woman was allegedly taken from her parents home on Wimberly Street, after he threatened to kill the parents. He then took her to his apartment on Wayforest Drive, north of Greens Road, where the abuse took place.
On Thursday morning, the woman escaped by convincing Longoria she needed to leave for a job interview.
Later in the day, at 6:45 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies saw him leave an apartment near Aldine Mail Route, and arrested him.

Man sentenced for harboring illegal aliens on Vashti Drive

A previously convicted Mexican national illegally in the United States, who conspired to harbor other illegal aliens and possessed a firearm in violation of federal law, has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced last weel.
Elicio Moctezuma-Cisneros, 30, citizen of Mexico, previously convicted of kidnapping and robbery, pleaded guilty on June 22, 2010 to conspiracy to harbor aliens, being an alien in possession of a firearm, and illegally re-entering the U. S. after being deported.
U. S. District Judge Nancy Atlas, accepted Moctezuma-Cisneros’ guilty pleas and convicted him of each of the three federal offenses. Judge Atlas sentenced Moctezuma-Cisneros to 46 months imprisonment without parole on each of the three convictions. The court has ordered that the sentences be served concurrently. Moctezuma-Cisneros is subject to deportation upon release from prison.
The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HIS) initiated in March 2010 after a shootout at a residence located on the 200 block of Vashti Drive in Houston.
The residence was being used as a stash house to harbor illegal aliens. Moctezuma-Cisneros, along with Juan Santiago Hernandez, 19, were guarding approximately 80-90 undocumented aliens at the Vashti stash house until smuggling fees were paid by their relatives/friends to the alien smugglers. The undocumented aliens would be released upon payment of the fees to the smugglers.
On March 29, 2010, the Vashti Drive alien stash house was raided by Kenneth Barahona, 18, of Honduras and an unknown suspect dressed in law enforcement gear – ICE and POLICE shirts with the intention of stealing the “load” of smuggled aliens.
Moctezuma-Cisneros and Kenneth Barahona exchanged gunfire and both suffered gunshot wounds and have since recovered.
Barahona was charged in a separate but related case and has since been convicted of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens and being an alien in possession of a firearm.
In November 2010, Barahona was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison by Judge Sim Lake. Moctezuma-Cisneros’ co-defendant, Hernandez, was sentenced to 46 months in October 2010 by Judge Atlas for conspiring with Moctezuma-Cisneros to harbor illegal aliens.
Both are presently in federal custody serving their sentences.
In custody since his March 2010 arrest, Moctezuma-Cisneros will remain in federal custody until transfer to a U. S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future where he will serve his sentence.

Chase along Eastex Freeway leaves five people injured

A police chase left five people injured including a baby girl last Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 around 2 p.m. at Quitman and U.S. 59 feeder.
According to authorities, the chase began when an off duty officer doing an extra job saw a couple of men parked outside Top Dollar Pawn, located in the 300 block of East Little York.
The off duty officer considered the men suspicious when they did not get out of the truck, officers said. The two men inside the truck started to drive towards U.S. 59 South, the off duty officer followed them and could determine that the truck was stolen.
The officer then call for help. HPD patrol units close by at Tidwell responded, said Houston Police Department Sergeant J.K. Richard.
The men driving the stolen truck exited at Quitman and ran a red light, stricking a blue Chevrolet HHR, said Sergeant Richard.
Emergency crews were at the scene to assist the passengers of the Chevrolet car, two women and a baby girl who were transported to the Memorial Hermann hospital and the men in the truck who were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital.
The conditions of the 4 people and the baby girl were not released but were not severe, police indicated, and no officers were injured.

Man fatally shot at Deerbrook Mall

Esteban Carlon was shot in the head by a Humble police officer. The tragedy happened in the parking lot near the Sears store at Deerbrook Mall on Eastex Freeway around noon on Monday, January 24, 2011.
Carlon died when an Humble police officer used his gun to break the window of a stolen truck where Esteban Carlon and his brother Joaquin Carlon were sitting; the semi-automatic gun “accidentally discharged” hitting Esteban in the head, and killing him instantly, police said.
The day of the incident, Deerbrook Mall officials notified police about two car burglars they saw in the parking lot, and have them on video.
When police arrived, the two suspects got into a truck which was indicated as stolen.
“There were about 20 police cars surrounding the truck, and other officers walking nearby,” said Joaquin Carlon, the brother’s victim.
According to county records, Joaquin has been charged with unauthorized use of a car and was released on $15,000 bond. Police are still investigation the shooting.
The officer’s name has not been released, but has been placed on administrative leave after the incident.

Cupid Boutique robbers sought


Crime Stoppers and Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff ’s Office are seeking information on an Aggravated Robbery at Cupid’s Boutique and Smoke Shop located at 5303 Easthampton near Hwy 59 North.

On July 12, around 1:30 in the morning two black males entered Cupid’s Boutique while a third male stood outside of the front door. The two suspects produced pistols and demanded cash from the two clerks who were working. One of the suspects climbed over the counter and took money from the cash register. All three suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The first suspect is a 19 to 23 year old black male. He is about 5’5” to 5’7” tall and weighs between 120 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt with black and gray shorts. The second suspect is a 15 to 16 year old black male. He is about 5’0 to 5’3” tall and weighs between 100 to 120 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt with black and red shorts. The look out was a 12 to 15 year old black male around 5’ tall and between 100 to 120 pounds.

The robbery was captured on a surveillance camera.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, arrest and/or charging of any of the suspects in this case.

Suspect in machete murder is now captured

A local man wanted in the murder of an area restuarant owner is in police custody thanks to one of Houston Police’s new billboard wanted posters.
In June, a billboard began displaying information about murder suspect Leon Andradé. On March 12, police say Andradé and a friend pulled up outside a restaurant at 66 East Crosstimbers. At that time, William Hsing Huang, 61, was locking up for the night. His employee and her daughter were waiting with him outside.
Andradé is the employee’s estranged husband. He approached the trio and began physically assaulting Huang. Then Andradé went back to his van to grab a macheté and struck Huang repeatedly.

July 13, 2004

The Houston Police Department is seeking information leading to the identity, arrest and charges of the suspect depicted on this composite sketch. This suspect is wanted for Aggravated Robbery.

On Thursday June 3,2004 at approximately 2:30A.M., the two victim’s were working at the C & M Moving and Storage Company located at the 2800 block of Canal when they were approached by this suspect. The suspect pointed a large pistol at the first victim and demanded his wallet. This victim complied and the suspect took the money and gave the wallet back. At that point a second suspect approached and suspect #1 demanded the second victim’s wallet. This victim also complied and as the suspect’ were walking away, the second suspect observed the victims white 2003 Honda CRX in the parking lot. The suspect demanded the keys and the victim stated they were inside the vehicle. Suspect#2 then jumped in the vehicle and suspects fled the scene being followed by a brown 4-door Honda Accord occupied by four unidentified Hispanic males. The stolen vehicle was later recovered at the 5600 block of Royalton.

Suspect #1 is described as: Hispanic male, 20-21 years of age, 5’9”-5’11”, 150-160lbs., wearing a black knit cap, black t-shirt and black blue jean shorts, using a large caliber pistol.

Suspect #2 is described as a: Hispanic male, early twenties, medium build.

The four other suspects were described only as young Hispanic males driving an older 4-door brown Honda Accord.

If you have any information in regard to this case, please contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 713-222-TIPS. Please refer to case #85528104. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $5000.00 for information leading to any felony arrest.

WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER

This week’s Crime Stoppers report involves the attempted murder of a man in South Houston.

On Saturday, June 1, 2002 at approximately 10:53 p.m. the victim was at the 24 Hour Car Wash standing next to his truck. The suspect approached the victim and displayed a dark colored handgun. The suspect began cussing at the victim and ordered the victim to give him his property. The victim did not understand the suspect. The victim hesitated to follow orders due to the confusion at which time the suspect shot him and pushed him away from his truck. Although wounded the victim managed to walk to the passenger side of the vehicle at which time the suspect shot him several more times.

The suspect then stole the victim’s truck and fled the scene. The victim staggered to nearby patrons who called police. The victim is recovering from the wounds. The victim’s truck was found later burned.

SUSPECT: Hispanic male, 5’4”, dark skinned, wearing a dark blue shirt and dark blue cap
If you have any information on this case please contact Detective J.R. McClain with the South Houston Police Department at 713-944-1916 or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 713-222-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed on any felony suspect.