Update on Incident at 11606 Courtshire
April 7, 2005 -- Charges have
been filed against a woman in the death of a child at 11606 Courtshire
about 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2005.
The suspect, Theresa Ann Blount (w/f, DOB 8-22-68),
is charged with capital murder in the 337th State District Court.
She is accused in the death of James Dalton Powell, 20 months,
of 11606 Courtshire. The boy suffered various trauma to his body
and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Newcomb and
Officer T. Huynh reported:
Houston police officers received a call to 11618
Courtshire regarding a person down. When the officers arrived,
they found Blount carrying the victim in the middle of the street
and screaming for help. There were signs of trauma visible on
the baby's body. Paramedics arrived at the location and it was
determined that boy was dead prior to the arrival of police and
The boy was under the care of Blount for several
hours prior to the call for police assistance. He had been transported
from the Livingston, Texas, area prior to the reporting of the
A joint investigation of the incident by the
Houston Police Department Homicide Division and the Polk County
Sheriff's office was initiated. The Texas Department of Childrens'
Protective Services was also notified. The investigation is continuing
in Houston and Polk County. There have been discrepancies found
in some of the statements made by the witnesses in both places.
Update JFC 4-7-05
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contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.