Local Crime

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Missing Man

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing a 14-year-old cold-case investigation into the cause of death of a Denver man. The case began in August 2007. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call involving a death investigation at the W.A. Parish Power Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in Thompsons, Texas. Thompsons is an unincorporated community approximately 13 miles southeast of Richmond. There, it was revealed that the unidentified deceased man had […]

Fort Bend Deputies Arrest, Charge Houston Man with Theft

Jose Villa (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Houston man last Thursday after he tried to flee a home construction site with stolen construction materials. Deputies responded to a citizen call of a theft in progress in the 11400 block of Cypress Elm in Richmond. The caller said someone was loading construction materials into a van. Deputies located the van, loaded with residential framing lumber, as it tried to leave the scene. Deputies […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Two Men on Theft Charges

Christopher Raja Korban (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two men involved in a series of thefts of construction materials. Christopher Raja Korban, 47, of Montgomery, and Kevin Braniard Davis, 56, of Humble, were arrested Aug. 26 as they tried to flee the Haven at Seven Lakes development in Katy with over 100 sheets of roofing material. Deputies said the building materials were all recovered along with the stolen van the duo used to commit […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Finding Aggravated Robbery Suspect

Camron Rashad Jenkins (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a man who was part of an aggravated robbery in May. Deputies said a couple returned on May 31 to their Katy-area apartment in the 21600 block of FM 1093. There, two armed suspects confronted the couple. The suspects stole the couple’s vehicle, cell phones, and a large sum of money. Detectives retraced the activities of the victims. The process led to […]

Luxury Vehicle Theft Ring Members Arrested in Katy

Nga Thi Nguyen (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people, and charged them with felony theft. Arrested were Nga Thi Nguyen, 47, and Nguyen’s son Alex Van Le, 32. On August 4, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office’s Auto Theft Unit received information about a possible stolen car at 1814 Brea Ridge Trail in Katy, in the Grayson Woods subdivision. During the investigation, deputies identified additional stolen vehicles at the residence. Detectives subsequently obtained […]

Richmond Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Steven Ray Herman (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter A 57-year-old Richmond man has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, with additional charges pending further investigation. Steven Ray Herman was arrested following a multi-agency investigation. On July 29, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)/Human Trafficking Unit executed a search warrant in Rosenberg as part of that investigation. Deputies worked with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Marshals, and the Fort Bend County District […]

Fort Bend County Seeks Public Assistance on Whereabouts of Wanted Fugitive

Johnny Ray Rodgers (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help about the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive. Deputies said an arrest warrant has been issued for Johnny Ray Rodgers, 29, in connection with a robbery that occurred in the Mission Bend subdivision in Fort Bend County. Deputies describe Rodgers as a black male, 5’7”, 160 pounds. He has been known to live at various apartment complexes in the Mission Bend area […]

Houston Police Investigating Apparent Suicide on Katy Freeway

By George Slaughter Houston police are investigating the death of a man after a car chase where a Harris County sheriff’s deputy fired his weapon at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the Katy Freeway east of Mason Road. The man’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The episode began when Harris County sheriff’s deputies tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation in Harris County. The situation became […]

Fort Bend County Man Charged with Negligent Homicide

By George Slaughter A Rosenberg man has been charged with criminal negligent homicide following the shooting death of a fellow Rosenberg man last month. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department said Dustin Lee Arguijo, 35, and Alfred Freddie Garcia, 32, became involved in a disturbance at Arguijo’s house in the 1000 block of Aurelia in Rosenberg. Arguijo reportedly displayed a gun, which went off during the disturbance. The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. July 16. […]

Harris County Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault

By George Slaughter A Harris County man has been charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the shooting death of his wife. The Harris County Sheriff’s Department said Lawrence Reed was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife, Junius Reed, at about 8:50 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Roaring Oaks Lane. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Junius Reed dead from gunshot wounds […]