Traffic Incident at 7100 Roos
May 9, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7100 Roos about
7:03 a.m. on Sunday (May 8, 2005).
The deceased victim is identified as Denis J.
Verdacia, 40, of 8315 Ariel. He was struck by the suspect's vehicle
and was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect's vehicle was
being driven by Howard Martin Jones (b/m DOB: 07-10-86). Jones
is charged with evading arrest causing death in the 338th State
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
L.A Washington and Officer J.R Brashier reported :
Suspect Jones was driving a stolen vehicle taken
in a previous aggravated robbery. He was approached by a police
officer on Club Creek at the Southwest Freeway about 6:55 a.m.
There, Jones fled from the officer until he (Jones) ran a stop
sign and struck Mr. Verdacia's vehicle on the driver's side. Jones
and two other occupants in his vehicle were transported to Ben
Taub General Hospital. Jones was later booked into the city jail.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.