HOUSTON ARREST LOG, 1/6/22: Drive-by Killing, High-Speed Chase + 40 Felony Cases

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The following people were arrested in Houston and Harris County, Texas, on felony charges. All records are obtained through the Harris County District Clerk’s website.

The cases for January 6, 2022, include a Houston man charged with murder in a drive-by shooting, a Houston teen accused of robbing a cell phone store at gunpoint and then fleeing in a high-speed chase and a Hockley woman accused of threatening a man with a stolen gun and then running from police in her car while driving drunk, while having been convicted of a DWI two other times.

Those who have been arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Capital felony charges are the most serious under Texas law. They carry a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole or death. First-degree felony charges are the second-most serious in Texas, with a potential sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison or, in some cases, up to life in prison without parole. Second-degree felony charges in Texas include a potential sentence of 2 to 20 years in prison. Third-degree felony charges could result in a sentence of 2 to 10 years in prison. Previous felony convictions could lead to sentence enhancements.

Here is the Houston-area felony arrest log for Thursday, January 6, 2022:

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Houston Man Accused of Deadly Drive-By Shooting

Jerry Don Gaither Jr., 41, of Houston, was charged with murder, a first-degree felony. Gaither’s bond was set at $500,000. Gaither was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 3, 2022. Gaither is accused of fatally shooting Alejandro Huerta on December 28, 2021, according to court documents. Gaither was previously convicted of felony family-assault with a previous conviction in 2013 and felony possession of a controlled substance in 2017.

Gaither is accused of driving by Huerta’s house a week after they had gotten into a fight and shooting him, according to court documents. The shooting was caught on surveillance video. Police said the video showed a silver car drive by Huerta and then Huerta suddenly fall to the ground, where he was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Police said they later found Gaither in a house with a similar silver car parked outside.

According to court documents, Gaither, a “true habitual offender” who is on parole until 2024, is also accused of pushing his way into a home looking for another man, and assaulting a 71-year-old victim by pushing him to the ground.


Houston Teen Already Facing Capital Murder Charge as a Juvenile Robs Boost Mobile Store at Gunpoint & Then Crashes After 100MPH Police Chase, Prosecutors Say

Jeovonnie Xavier Sanchez, 18, of Katy, Texas, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. Sanchez’s bond was set at $75,000. Sanchez was also charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Sanchez was arrested January 3, 2022, by the Houston Police Department. According to court documents, Sanchez currently has pending capital murder and aggravated robbery cases in Harris County Juvenile Court.

Sanchez is accused of robbing a Boost Mobile store cashier at gunpoint. Police said Sanchez and two others entered the store with a gun and demanded iPhones and money from a safe, according to court documents. No one was injured during the robbery, police said.

According to court documents, Sanchez then fled from police in a car at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. The chase lasted about 10 miles, police said. Sanchez is accused of reckless driving and other traffic violations during the pursuit. According to police, the chase ended with Sanchez crashing his vehicle and then fleeing on foot. Sanchez was later taken into custody by several officers, police said.

Police said Sanchez’s co-defendant, a juvenile, was also arrested and is being held in juvenile detention. The teen co-defendant is on probation for manslaughter, according to court records. It was not immediately clear if the third suspect in the robbery is in custody.


Drunk Hockley Woman Accused of Stealing Man’s Gun, Threatening Him With It & Fleeing From Officers

Brittney Vick, 27, of Hockley Texas, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Vick’s bond was set at $30,000. Vick was also charged with theft of a firearm, evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle and third-offense driving while intoxicated, which are third-degree felonies.

Vick was arrested January 4, 2022, by the Tomball Police Department, according to court records. She is accused of threatening a man with a gun. She is also accused of stealing a gun from the victim, court records show. She is also accused of fleeing from a Tomball Police officer while also driving intoxicated, according to court documents.

Vick was previously convicted of DWI in Dallas County in 2016 and DWI in Harris County, also in 2016, according to court documents. She is also on felony deferred probation in Collin County, Texas, according to court documents.


Man Broke Into Home of a Neighbor — Who Is a Cop — & Stole $60,000 Worth of Items, Including Guns, Ammo, a Police Uniform & a Badge, Prosecutors Say

Rony Reyes, 25, of Houston, was charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. Reyes’s bond was set at $50,000. Reyes was arrested on January 3, 2022, by the Houston Police Department.

According to court documents, Reyes broke into a neighbor’s home in Houston. His neighbor is a police officer, according to prosecutors. According to court documents, Reyes, who was already on bond on DWI and possession of a controlled substance charges, stole more than $60,000 worth of items from the cop’s home, including “several firearms, police uniform and badge, ammo, etc.,” prosecutors said.

According to court documents, Reyes was previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance in April 2021 and served 10 days in the Harris County Jail. He was convicted of illegally carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle in 2018 and served four days in jail, prosecutors said.


Other Felony Arrests

Ricardo Ramirez, 38, address unknown, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. He is being held without bond. Ramirez was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022. Ramirez is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint, according to court documents.

Gustavo Diaz, 25, address unknown, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. Diaz is being held on $75,000 bond. Diaz was arrested on January 4, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Diaz was previously convicted of aggravated assault in Harris County in 2016, court records show.

Raul Angel Gonzalez, 27, of Houston, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. Gonzalez was held without bond. Gonzalez was arrested January 4, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, Gonzalez is accused of stealing six cars worth more than $300,000, over a period between February 9, 2021, and January 4, 2022, along with two other men, including Omar Banda.

Omar Banda, 32, of Houston, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. Banda’s bond was set at $40,000. Banda was arrested January 4, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, Banda is accused of stealing six cars worth more than $300,000, over a period between February 9, 2021, and January 4, 2022, along with two other men, including Raul Angel Gonzalez.

Davie Ransom Davis, 19, of Houston, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. Davis’s bond was set at $35,000. Davis was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 5, 2022, and charged with possessing between 4 grams and 200 grams of cocaine, according to court documents.

Trendelle Dale McWhirter, 23, of Crockett, Texas was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. McWhirter’s bond was set at $35,000. McWhirter was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022. He is accused of possessing at least 400 grams of fentanyl, court documents show. According to court records, McWhirter met with an undercover agent and agreed to sell pills to him. Poice said McWhirter had a gun in his waistband when he made the drug deal.

Christopher Blake Castille, 21, of Montgomery, Texas, was charged with manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. Castille’s bond was set at $25,000. Castille was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022. Castille is accused of possessing more than 200 grams and less than 400 grams of alprazolam.

Keian Alexander Cormier, 24, of Conroe, Texas, was charged with manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. Cormier’s bond was set at $40,000. Cormier was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022. Cormier is accused of possessing more than 200 grams and less than 400 grams of alprazolam. According to court documents, police said they witnessed Cormier during a “hand to hand” drug deal and stopped his car after, finding 257 grams of alprazolam.

David Lee Hart, 25, of Pasadena, Texas, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, a first-degree felony. Hart was ordered held without bond. Details of the case were not immediately available because of the age of the victim.

Cameron Emerson Edwards, 24, of Houston, was charged with aggravated robbery of a person over the age of 65 or disabled, a first-degree felony. He was ordered held without bond. Edwards was arrested January 4, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, Edwards is accused of robbing a man over the age of 65 at gunpoint in September 2021. Edwards was previously convicted of felony aggravated robbery in 2018 in Fort Bend County, court records show.

Jamaal Maurice Moultry, 30, address unknown, was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. Moultry was ordered held without bond. Moultry was arrested December 30, 2021, by the Houston Police Department. He is accused of threatening a man with a knife, according to court documents.

Eddie Cabrera, 54, address unknown, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, a first-degree felony. Cabrera’s bond was set at $75,000. Cabrera was arrested January 3, 2022, by the Houston Police Department and charged with threatening an officer with a knife, according to court documents. Prosecutors said police were dispatched to a disturbance in the emergency room at Signature Care when they found Castillo holding a knife and raising it toward officers. Police said Cabrera refused commands to drop the knife and was then hit with a Taser before being arrested.

Jessica Rose Glenn, 35, of Houston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a first-degree felony. Glenn’s bond was set at $50,000. Glenn was arrested January 3, 2022, after police said she was found with more than 4 grams and less than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Prosecutors said in court documents Glenn had more than 13 grams of meth and more than 15 grams of MDMA.

Paul Anthony Minex, 37, of Houston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a first-degree felony. Minex’s bond was set at $30,000. Minex was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022, after he was found with more than 4 grams and less than 200 grams of cocaine, court documents show.

Cesar Coto, 29, address unknown, was charged with sexual assault. Bond information for Coto was not immediately available. Further details about the case were also not immediately available because of the nature of the offense.

Javier Fuentes, 18, of Houston, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Fuentes was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022. Fuentes is accused of hitting a man with a baseball bat, according to court documents.

Jonathan Mayeux, 53, of Houston, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Mayeux was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 5, 2022, after he threatened a man with a knife, according to court documents.

Miguel Angel Cedillo, 27, of Houston, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Cedillo’s bond was set at $30,000. Cedillo was arrested January 5, 2022, by the Houston Police Department after he was accused of threatening a woman with a gun, according to court documents.

Demarcius DeAndre Brown, 31, of Houston, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Brown was also charged with possession of drugs. Brown was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022. He is accused of using a gun to strike a victim multiple times, according to court documents.

Mary Byrd, 52, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Byrd was arrested by the Metro Transit Authority Police on January 5, 2022. Byrd is accused of threatening a man with a knife, according to court documents.

Brittany Deal, 32, of Houston, was charged with assault on a peace officer, a second-degree felony. Deal was also charged with assault of a public servant, a third-degree felony. Deal was arrested by the Metro Transit Authority Police on January 4, 2022. She is accused of hitting an officer with her hand, according to court documents. Deal is also accused of hitting a bus driver, court records show.

Kaylynn Wortman, 30, was charged with assault on a peace officer, a second-degree felony. Wortman’s bond was set at $15,000. Wortman was arrested January 4, 2022, by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Wortman is accused of biting a police officer. Wortman was out on bond on charges including resisting arrest and evading arrest and has a prior conviction for resisting arrest, according to court documents.

Oscar Martinez, 23, of Houston, was charged with arson, a second-degree felony. Martinez was arrested by the Houston Arson Bureau on January 5, 2022. Prosecutors said he set a woman’s car on fire in October 2021.

Damian Deshun Jackson, 42, of Houston, was charged with unlawful carry of a weapon by a person with a felony conviction. Jackson was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022. Jackson was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in Harris County in 2010, according to court records.

Craig Allen Plante, 45, of Huffman, Texas, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Plante’s bond was set at $30,000. Plante was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022, after he was accused of threatening a man with a knife on January 2. He was also charged with making a terroristic threat, a misdemeanor.
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Rodrigo Jim Lem Contreras, 33, of Hockley, Texas, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Contreras’s bond was set at $30,000. Contreras was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022, after he was accused of threatening a woman with a gun on January 3, according to court documents. Police said Contreras was involved in a road rage incident and blocked a road before pulling a gun and firing a shot toward the other car involved in the incident. According to police, a 2-year-old was inside the car along with the driver.

Clarence Lee McDonald, 61, of Houston, was charged with charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. McDonald’s bond was set at $40,000. McDonald was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022, after he was accused of cutting a man with a box cutter, according to court documents. He was previously convicted of felony delivery of a controlled substance in 1988 and armed burglary in 1990, court records show.

Rubie Martinez, 32, of Houston, was charged with assault on a peace officer, a second-degree felony. Martinez’s bond was set at $10,000. Martinez was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 3, 2022, after she was accused of biting an officer. She was also charged with misdemeanor assault. According to court documents, Martinez is accused of punching an apartment manager who refused to give her a key to an apartment where she was not listed as a tenant and then tried to assault the woman with a baseball bat. She then bit a Houston Police officer who responded to the assault call, police said.

Darranesha Denley, 30, of Houston, was charged with fraud, a second-degree felony. Denley’s bond was set at $20,000. Denley was arrested January 3, 2022, by the Katy Police Department. Denley is accused of stealing identifying information, including names, dates of birth, social security numbers and other info from five people, according to court documents.

Noe Gonzalez Jr., 37, of Houston, was charged with theft of between $30,000 to $50,000, a third-degree felony. Gonzalez’s bond information wasn’t immediately available. Gonzalez was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022. Gonzalez is accused of stealing a Caterpillar construction vehicle, police said.

Randy Dean Dumesnil, 69, of Houston, was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Dumesnil’s bond was set at $2,500. Dumesnil was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 5, 2022. Dumensil is accused of fleeing from a deputy.

Joshua Bernard Wyatt, 22, of Houston, was charged with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony. Wyatt’s bond was set at $5,000. Wyatt was arrested by the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on January 4, 2022, after he fled from a constable’s corporal, according to court documents.

Trevor Lee Scott, 37, of Houston, was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. Scott was also charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon, also a third-degree felony. Scott was arrested by the Baytown Police Department on January 4, 2022, after he fled from an officer, according to court documents. Scott was previously convicted of robbery in 2010 and being a felon in possession of a weapon in 2015, court records show.

Sergio Cuellar, 62, of Brownsville, Texas, was charged with tampering with a government record, a third-degree felony. Cuellar’s bond was set at $10,000. Cuellar was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on January 4, 2022, after deputies found he had used a fake Texas driver’s license, according to court documents. He was previously convicted of felony fraudulent use/possession of identifying information in 2014, court records show.

Timothy Ray McDuffy, 46, of Houston, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a third-degree felony. McDuffy’s bond was set at $75,000. McDuffy was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 4, 2022. McDuffy is accused of committing theft with a gang called the “Trinity Garden Possess,” according to court documents.

Michael Settles, 39, of Pasadena, Texas, was charged with theft of between $30,000 to $150,000, a third-degree felony. Settles was arrested by the La Porte Police Department on December 10, 2021. Settles is accused of stealing a cargo trailer and tools, according to court documents. Settles was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance in 2014 and engaging in organized criminal activity, also a felony, in 2020, court records show.

Jarvis Wayne Decuir, 60, of Beaumont, Texas, was charged with third-offense driving while intoxicated, a third-degree felony. Decuir’s bond was set at $25,000. Decuir was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 3, 2022. Decuir was previously convicted of DWI twice in 1983, robbery in 1984 and possession of a controlled substance in 2001, court records show.

David Kratz, 51, of Spring, Texas, was charged with third-offense driving while intoxicated, a third-degree felony. Kratz’s bond was set at $25,000. Kratz was arrested by the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on January 4, 2022. He was previously convicted of DWI in 1998 and 2002, court records show.

Ralph Edward Rodriguez, 50, of Houston, was charged with third-offense driving while intoxicated, a third-degree felony. Rodriguez’s bond was set at $40,000. Rodriguez was also charged with felony drug possession. Rodriguez was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 3, 2022. Rodriguez was previously convicted of DWI in 2015 and in 2017, court records show. Rodriguez was seen driving the wrong way down a road and crashed into a parked car, police said.


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