Illegal alien gets 10 years for intoxicated manslaughter

CARLOS A. AVILA

Carlos Alexander Avila was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Jan. 10 in an agreement with prosecutors after pleading guilty to intoxicated manslaughter. The 37-year-old Houston man was indicted for killing a woman in a head-on collision while intoxicated last year. According to the Assistant District Attorney Lesleigh Morton, Rosa Lopez-Gomez was driving to […]

Houston man convicted of cashing fraudulent checks

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A jury convicted Juan Jose Sanchez of two counts of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information on Dec. 7, after which the court sentenced Sanchez to two years’ probation. The 39-year-old Houston man was charged with the crime after cashing two fraudulent checks in 2014. According to Assistant District Attorney Abdul Farukhi, a Fort […]

Missouri City man guilty of murdering his wife

DANIEL POLITTE

Daniel Mark Politte was sentenced to 85 years in prison on Nov. 10, after a jury convicted him of murder just days earlier. The 32-year-old Missouri City man was charged with shooting and killing his wife, Stephanie Kirkpatrick Politte, in their Missouri City home in 2014. According to Chief Family Violence Prosecutor Amanda Bolin, Daniel […]

Missouri City woman guilty of DWI

Mari Nadine Saturday, sentenced for 2014.

Mari Nadine Saturday was sentenced to 18-month probation by County Court at Law No. 5 Judge Toni Wallace on Oct. 26 after a jury convicted her of driving while intoxicated. The 38 year-old Missouri City woman was arrested after Missouri City police responded to a car accident in the 2900 Block of Texas Parkway in […]

FORT BEND CRIME BRIEFS 11/02/16

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One injured in Rosenberg shooting On Oct. 26, at about 9:20 p.m., Rosenberg police officers responded to an address in the 100 block of 8th Street in reference to a shooting. Officers discovered a victim with a single gunshot wound to his leg. The suspect fled the scene, but was said to still be in […]

Two convicted of DWI, one goes free, other gets 90 days

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office recently reported convictions in two separate cases of driving while intoxicated (DWI). A jury convicted Robert Montgomery Artripe of driving while intoxicated on Oct. 10 after deliberating for only 17 minutes. County Court at Law No. 4 Presiding Judge R. H. “Sandy” Bielstein then sentenced Artripe to three […]

Four children, one adult rescued in prostitution sting

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The 10-year-old federal initiative known as Operation Cross Country expanded to include international enforcement actions this year – and Fort Bend County. Led by the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, the three-day operation attacked both the supply and demand of juvenile prostitution and child exploitation in the Greater Houston area, including Fort Bend County. […]

Serial bank robber wanted throughout the nation confesses

CHARLES L. WOOD

Charles L. Wood, 49, of Louisiana was recently found guilty of a bank robbery in Sugar Land last year. He entered Compass BBVA Bank, 14121 Southwest Freeway, on Sept. 14, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.; displayed what appeared to be a weapon; demanded money; and left with just over $5,000 in cash. Bank employees quickly provided […]

Rosenberg man killed in car crash

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A 66-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident between Needville and Beasley late Wednesday night. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene, which was at FM 360 and Brinkmeyer Road.  A 2014 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling south and approaching Brinkmeyer. A 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling west on Brinkmeyer Road […]

Cash cow: Sugar Land police officer charged with cattle theft

WILLIAM ALLEN

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star When a veteran Sugar Land police officer was arrested last month it raised eyebrows not only for the allegation of organized crime but also one of the charges – cattle thief. It sounds like a crime out of the Old West, but cattle theft is alive […]

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