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  • Reward offered for fugitive wanted in catalytic converter theft ring

    Posted by · January 10, 2022 1:50 PM

  • A member of a theft ring that cut catalytic converters out of dozens of City of Houston vehicles is a fugitive after failing to show up in court, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his recapture, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday.

    Brady Stanley, 26, was out on bond on four other felony charges, when he failed to appear in court on Dec. 20, 2021. Stanley is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity for his role in stealing and reselling catalytic converters with accomplices in incidents spanning April through November 2021.

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  • First of former NFL players charged in medical reimbursement scam pleads guilty

    Posted by · January 05, 2022 3:07 PM

  • Shantee Orr, one of eight former NFL players who, along with an athletic trainer, are charged with taking part in a $632,000 scheme to defraud an NFL player trust fund by submitting false claims for medical benefits, has pleaded guilty, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.

    The scheme was investigated by the fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance in cooperation with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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  • Execution date set for killer who murdered Houston police officer

    Posted by · January 04, 2022 3:23 PM

  • Carl Wayne Buntion, who murdered Houston police officer James Irby during a 1990 traffic stop, is scheduled to be executed April 21, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday.

    The date was set by a judge at the request of prosecutors during a hearing at the Criminal Justice Center.

    “He shot a policeman in the head more than 30 years ago, and it is time that he be held accountable for his horrific crime, “ Ogg said.. “He robbed Officer Irby of his life and deprived the Irby family of a lifetime of memories with him; it is time for them to have justice.”

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  • Constables, Harris County DA Ogg, and MADD news conference to urge community to avoid alcohol-related tragedy over holidays

    Posted by · December 20, 2021 3:26 PM

  • Harris County constables, the District Attorney’s Office and MADD are joining forces with a husband and father whose family died in a drunken-driving crash to urge residents to celebrate responsibly this holiday season, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday.

    On Tuesday, against the backdrop of the crushed vehicle in which Damien House’s wife and young sons lost their lives when a drunk driver smashed into their car on FM 2920 in Spring, Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen and Pct. 4 Constable Mark Hermann, along with DA Ogg and MADD Victim Services Director Julio Zaghi, will highlight the tragic impact and legal consequences of DWI. The DA’s Office also will present a check to MADD to fund victims services for up to $108,349.

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  • “No Face No Case” Treetop Piru gang member gets life in prison

    Posted by · December 17, 2021 3:27 PM

  • A gang member who was convicted of shooting one man, and remains charged with another murder, has been sentenced to life in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.

    Jurors convicted Javan Oxavia Williams, 30, of murder for the death of a man he shot from behind as he sat in a car. While jurors were deciding his punishment, they were told about another pending case, in which Williams is charged with capital murder, for shooting a man in the man’s own living room and stealing his possessions.

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  • Grand Jury indicts Mark Aguirre for felony assault in bogus voter fraud incident

    Posted by · December 13, 2021 4:15 PM

  • A Harris County grand jury today indicted Mark Aguirre for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in a case being prosecuted by the Public Corruption Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

    Aguirre, a former Houston police captain who was no longer on the force at the time of the incident, first came to authorities with claims of pre-election fraud, but was himself charged in December 2020 for running a man off the road and pointing a gun at his head in order to try to prove his claims. When presented with all the evidence, a grand jury Tuesday determined that there was probable cause for a crime, and indicted the defendant.

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  • Pimp on the run after getting 40 years for trafficking 16-year-old girl

    Posted by · December 09, 2021 4:14 PM

  • A Houston pimp is now a fugitive, after skipping out during his trial where he was convicted by a jury and got 40 years in prison for forcing a runaway teenager into prostitution, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday.

    “He repeatedly forced a minor to have sex with strangers for money, and anyone who does that deserves decades in prison,” Ogg said. “Somebody out there knows where he is hiding, and could collect a reward for doing the right thing.”

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  • Gunman gets life in murder of Police sergeant

    Posted by · December 06, 2021 4:12 PM

  • The gunman, who fatally shot Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    Arturo Solis, 27, pleaded guilty to Capital Murder Monday for the Dec. 7, 2019 slaying in Houston’s East End.

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  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office supports partnership to prevent sexual assault and support survivors at area colleges and universities

    Posted by · December 02, 2021 4:11 PM

  • The Harris County District Attorney’s Office provided $165,000 to help fund a new partnership to make qualified sexual assault nurse examiners available on demand to seven area universities, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced at a press conference at Rice University on Thursday.

    “We’ve taken asset forfeiture dollars and re-invested them in victims and victims’ services by helping Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners (TXFNE) hire, train and use more forensic interviewers,” Ogg said. “Combine that with seminars on preventing sexual assault, a dedicated hotline and access to support groups and students have more help in preventing and dealing with sexual assault.”

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  • Man who worked as a nanny sentenced to 30 years for child molesting

    Posted by · December 01, 2021 4:10 PM

  • A Houston man, who worked as a nanny for a single mother with two boys, was sentenced to prison for 30 years for molesting the children, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.

    “The law against the continuous sexual abuse of a child in Texas ensures this predator will spend every single day of his 30-year-sentence in prison,” Ogg said. “He will never be eligible for parole.”

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