Accusations of domestic assault in Texas, especially those involving choking can mean very serious potential criminal penalties. An assault charge can go from being a misdemeanor to a felony just for a single allegation of choking. The public policy behind this is likely due to the increased possibility for death if a person chokes someone as opposed to hitting them. However, it often creates a much more difficult road for the accused if choking is part of the fact pattern.
Two man have been convicted on felony theft charges in connection with items taken from a truck earlier this year. The two Huston natives took pictures and incriminating videos of themselves and posted the items on their victim's iCloud account.
Houston police say that a tip from Crime Stoppers helped them identify a man who may have been involved in three robberies that occurred in local Walmart parking lots on Feb. 2, Feb. 21 and March 1. According to news sources, the 21-year-old man has been taken into custody and is now facing charges of robbery bodily injury in connection with the purse-snatching incidents.
According to law enforcement authorities in Texas, two men were charged with aggravated robbery following an incident that reportedly occurred on Feb. 4 in the Katy area of Fort Bend County. The alleged aggravated robbery occurred at a Lifetime Fitness facility around 6:30 p.m.
On Jan. 13, Texas authorities announced that a high-end bicycle theft ring that allegedly resulted in $70,000worth of stolen property was busted. Four individuals who were accused of being involved were identified as a 20-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and a 49-year-old man. The men were reportedly in custody, though the accused woman was not.
According to a Sept. 4 report, a woman who worked as a secretary for a Texas-based company was charged and sentenced for allegedly stealing approximately $1 million. She was received a 10-year prison sentence after she pleaded no contest in a plea deal in June.
A husband and wife from Texas were detained on suspicion of theft on Mar. 12. The 42-year-old woman and her 41-year-old spouse were arrested on theft charges for an alleged burglary of sorority memorabilia in Arlington. The woman was an employee at the college headquarters and has allegedly been suspended from her job. Details surrounding the charges remain unknown at the time of the report.
Detectives with the League City Police Department reportedly linked a man to 13 new cases after he had already been charged with several offenses. On Jan. 13, officers reached out to the League City community asking for assistance in locating the individual who had a warrant for felony theft charges.
A 20-year-old Pearland woman and her 21-year-old Lake Jackson boyfriend were taken into custody and charged with third degree felony theft after a stolen Rolex watch valued at $13,000 was located at a Houston pawnshop. The person who owned the watch has accused a family member of taking it on Dec. 13.
A 41-year-old man from Houston was charged with dual felony counts of cumulative theft and money laundering after his employer claimed that he falsified records on the job so that he could steal funds. On Nov. 21, the firm, New Caney Recycling, told police that the man may have taken as much as $200,000 over the course of a single month and then transferred the profits to his home nation of Pakistan and a number of other unidentified sources.