Cara had just jumped out of the shower, thrown on a T-shirt and plopped down on the couch to finish some homework when she heard someone pounding at the front door. She was stunned by what she saw when she peered out the window: Several uniformed police officers had gathered on her lawn, some, she thought, with guns drawn, “like I was some killer or something.” Police cruisers swarmed the front of her father’s League City home.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It was a bizarre incident involving wife-swapping between cops in which one spouse was more enthusiastic than the other — so much so that the get-together devolved into a very different kind of bash. Police say Jamie did some damage, but prosecutors have dropped the case. Why? Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Propp died after a beating from Homer Castor, a fellow Alzheimer’s patient who was prone to violence. In a lawsuit, Propp’s family charges the center where they lived with covering up past incidents and not doing enough to protect Castor’s victim. Westword has the story.
Coty Beavers was in his northwest Houston apartment on November 12, 2012, when the bullets ripped through him from behind. Whoever pulled the trigger slipped out as easily as he had gotten in, leaving the 28-year-old to die on the floor.
Two days earlier, a dark-haired man with thick eyebrows perched above his glasses had been wandering around the Legacy Park Apartments, asking people if they knew which apartment was Beavers’s. He looked to be maybe in his forties, with an average build. A police sketch didn’t turn up any leads.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: On Facebook, Johnson seems more interested in delicious desserts than a life of crime. But she’s the accused getaway-car driver in a caper that saw three young men invading the wrong house in search of drugs and cash — with a now bereft Williams stabbing a middle-school teacher before everything was said and done. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Einspahr owed $15,000 in restitution for a previous theft — and what better way to pay it off than by pulling into a bank’s drive-through and claiming a man in the backseat is going to kill the kids if they don’t send her money through the tube? Westword has the story.
A man known to the public as “Bear,” who killed an alligator who killed a moron last week, has been issued a “warning citation” by the tough-as-feathers Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “Investigators concluded that the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action.”
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Foos’s bizarre story of voyeurism, which includes documenting the sex acts of guests and allegedly witnessing a murder, is scheduled to be made into a movie to be produced by Steven Spielberg. But the news of his activities has led to some ugly threats. Westword has the story.