One of Two Suspects Arrested, Charged in 1998
June 21, 2006 -- Investigators
in the Houston Police Homicide Division's Sex Crimes Unit have
arrested one of two suspects in the sexual assault of a woman
in October 1998.
The suspect, identified as Donnie Lamont Young
(b/m, DOB 9-10-81), was arrested at his residence about 3 p.m.
on Wednesday (Jun. 14). He has been charged with aggravated sexual
assault in the 248th State District Court. Young is charged in
the brutal attack of a 41 year-old woman as she returned to her
apartment in the 11300 block of Fondren about 11 p.m. on October
HPD Officer K.L. McMurtry of the Sex Crimes Unit
Five days after she was kidnapped, driven to
a remote location and sexually assaulted by two suspects, the
female victim went to the Fondren Patrol Division to report she
saw the suspects who had assaulted her walking in the area. An
officer located the men and took them into custody. After the
female positively identified both suspects, the Harris County
District Attorney's office accepted charges of aggravated kidnapping
and aggravated sexual assault against the suspects, Gregory Adams,
17, and Josiah Sutton, 16. Adams had his case dismissed weeks
later and Sutton was convicted in the case. Following an appeal,
Sutton was released in 2004 after DNA retests excluded him as
a suspect in the case.
In early May 2006, investigators learned that
CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) had established Donnie Young's
DNA matched the forensic evidence from the female victim's clothing.
Following that new CODIS information, a court order was received
calling for a confirmation on the CODIS hit. A second, newer DNA
sample was obtained from Donnie Young on May 24 and submitted
for that second confirmation effort. It was learned on June 9
that the CODIS hit had been confirmed and that Donnie Young was
one of two contributors of the forensic evidence found on the
victim's clothing. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for
Young and arrested him on June 14. He has not denied involvement
in the sexual assault, claiming he does not recall if he was involved
in the attack or not. The other unidentified wanted suspect is
an unknown black male, now in the 25 to 28-year-old range (late
teens in 1998).
At the time of the sexual assault, he had a medium
build and medium weight.
The suspect probably used or was actually named "Dee-kee"
(sp?) and was an associate of Young's in the southwest side /
Fondren area of the city.
Anyone with information on the remaining wanted
suspect in this 1998 case is urged to contact the HPD Sex Crimes
Unit at 713-308-1180 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at