Update on Houston Men Against Family Violence Warrant
August 29, 2005 -- A massive
warrant round up aimed at arresting suspects wanted for child
abuse, family violence and failure to register as sex offenders
has yielded another 67 arrests.
Since the multi-agency initiative began, a total
of 214 suspects have been taken into custody as part of the Houston
Men Against Family Violence (HMAFV) campaign launched by Houston
Police Chief Harold L. Hurtt.
Officers from HPD, the Harris County Sheriff's
and Constables' Offices, and other area agencies have attempted
to serve warrants on 297 offenders of the more than 300 individuals
wanted in the HMAFV campaign round up.
The numbers break down as follows:
Of 214 suspects arrested thus far, 144 were taken
into custody by HPD, Constables and other agencies. Sixty of those
suspects were wanted on felonies. The other 70 suspects in custody
were handled by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Among those arrested was Sean James (b/m, DOB
2-17-81), who was charged with two counts of sexual assault of
a child. James sexually abused a juvenile family member for several
years before he was caught in the act. A second suspect, Nathaniel
Robinson (b/m, DOB 10-01-83), turned himself in after the concentrated
efforts of officers to arrest him. He was charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and retaliation. Robinson struck
a female companion in the head with a pistol after he became angry
with her for calling police on him on prior occasions. He had
prior convictions for domestic violence against the same victim.
A third suspect, Shandrea Jackson (b/f DOB: 8-1-76), was taken
into custody with the help of an HPD K-9 Unit after she ran from
police. She was charged with injuring her child after throwing
the two-year-old to the ground twice and demanding a family member
run over the child.
For more information
on the round-up, click here.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.