Missouri City police confront man filming police station

By Joe Southern jsouthern@fortbendstar.com Missouri City Police Sgt. Phillip Englishbee has become a YouTube sensation, but not in a flattering way. Englishbee and Officer Lewis Jefferson were captured on video Feb. 15 by an unnamed Houston area Internet news videographer when they questioned why he was filming the exterior of the Missouri City Police and […]

Man convicted of assaulting wife

Harres Exezidis was convicted of assault family violence by a jury on Jan. 12 and was sentenced to a two-year probation a week later. The 39-year old Houston man was charged with attacking his wife in August of 2014. According to Assistant District Attorney Johnny Wen, Exezidis and his wife attended a party at a […]

Woman, accomplice wanted in Kroger theft

Sugar Land police are looking for two people involved in a theft at Kroger, 4825 Sweetwater, on Jan. 14. A woman placed her hand inside her purse and demanded money from an employee at the customer service counter just before 6:30 p.m. The employee complied, and the woman left through the front entrance. A review […]

Illegal alien gets 10 years for intoxicated manslaughter

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

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 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 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 […]


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

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

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. […]

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