Thursday, July 3, 2008

Inmate Steals Police Truck

Dumb criminals will try anything in order to escape from justice:

An East Texas inmate made a brief getaway after jumping behind the wheel of the police pickup truck that was transporting him. Authorities say David Lee Sprague was in the backseat of a Van Zandt County vehicle today when the detective who was driving stepped out of the truck to talk with someone.

That’s all the time Sprague apparently needed to hop into the front seat and speed away. Authorities caught up with the vehicle a short time later and returned Sprague to custody. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that the truck was equipped with multiple weapons, including an assault rifle.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Missing Rice Student May Have Wanted To Disappear

Matthew J. Wilson may not want to be found:

The abandoned car of a Rice University student who went missing in December has been found in California, cluttered with books and notes on how to assume a new identity.
The material was discovered mid-June in the car on a residential street in Berkeley, Calif., registered to Matthew J. Wilson, a 21-year-old computer science major from Haworth, Okla.

Other items in the car included a book on how to live cheaply in nearby San Francisco, a can of beans, rice and instant noodle soup. Frankel said he wasn’t going to speculate on what the items mean, but the car is no longer considered evidence.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Joe Horn Testifies Before Grand Jury

Do you think Mr. Horn will face criminal charges?

Horn maintains that he shot the men – two illegal immigrants police believe were part of an organized home burglary ring – in self defense.

But an autopsy report on the men indicated that they were shot in the back.

What if the burglars would have killed someone during their burglaries? Perhaps Mr. Horn saved a few lives.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Teen Mom Charged With Capital Murder In Infant's Death

How could anyone be so cruel and evil?

A 14-year-old Baytown girl has been charged with capital murder in the death of an infant found in a junior high bathroom toilet on April 2.

The teenaged mom was arrested at 8 a.m. Thursday. Baytown police say she showed no emotion and did not resist arrest. The eighth grader is being held in a Houston area juvenile detention center.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mother Of Slain Children To Testify

Attention has now turned to the mother of the children murdered on Father's Day:

Jerilynn St. Cyr has been issued a subpoena to testify before a Harris County grand jury. While not a suspect in her kids’ murders, law enforcement sources said her various statements to police about Randy Jr. and Denim’s disappearances were “inconsistent” and they are seeking to get her comments on the record.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Father Of Slain Children Denies Committing Crime

Child murderer, Randy Sylvester, is in denial:

One day after leading authorities to the charred bodies of his two children, 27-year-old Randy Sylvester said Sunday night they were killed because he owed someone money.

He says he wasn't the one to kill the siblings, who were remembered Sunday night in an emotional vigil at the southeast Houston railroad tracks where they were found.

According to Sylvester, someone else killed his children yet he knew where their bodies were dumped.