Alert citizen leads to the capture of four armed crooks
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Wednesday afternoon, August 21, about 3pm in the afternoon, a 16 year old boy was walking along Wynbourn Way near Bissonnet and Highway 6 in far northeast Fort Bend County when he was accosted and robbed by four men. As the teen walked down the roadway, “A green vehicle pulled up next to him and one of four black males inside the vehicle got out and threatened the victim with a handgun and stole the victim’s iPhone and his backpack,” said Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel.
Only minutes after that robbery, 911 operators received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Wynbourn Way Court. That vehicle was occupied by four black males who were seen dumping a backpack onto a lawn. That alert citizen recorded the license plate and provided it to a deputy who was canvassing the area.
Haenel said that deputy determined the registered owner of the vehicle’s address and headed to that address. The deputy spotted the suspect vehicle as he traveled to the owner’s home, near the intersection of West Bellfort and Highway 6.
As a second deputy arrived; they approached the suspect vehicle. Once near the car, a deputy spotted a handgun magazine in the rear seat of the car. Further search revealed a loaded 9 mm pistol underneath the front seat and a loaded shotgun in the vehicle’s trunk.
All the property stolen from the teen was recovered.
Charged with Aggravated Robbery – Use of a Deadly Weapon and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, first-degree felonies, are: Cedarius Smith, 20; Ditalian Kelley, 19; Chidurum Onwuegbu, 20; and Keith Menifee, 21. All are from Houston.
Each suspect has a bond of $50,000 for each charge.
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