Charges Filed in Male's Death at 2417 Pannell
March 18, 2009 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a man at 2417 Pannell about 1 p.m. on March 11.
The suspect, Dayne Adenauer White (b/m, DOB: 1-28-56), is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury in the 178th State District Court. Charges may possibly be upgraded to murder pending a review of this case by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The victim, Ceaser Vaughn, 62, of Houston, suffered serious burn injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Mr. Vaughn died from his injuries on Tuesday (March 17).
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Senior Police Officer H. A. Chavez reported:
On March 11, Vaughn and a male friend were in the common kitchen area of an apartment/rooming house building at 2417 Pannell. As Vaughn cooked at the gas stove with his friend nearby, suspect White appeared at the door of the kitchen and threw a flammable liquid on Vaughn. White fled but then returned to the location while investigators were at the scene. Vaughn was severely burned and his friend also suffered burns to his arm. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital for his injuries. According to Vaughn’s friend, Vaughn and White had an argument earlier in the day over food stamps. White was taken into custody at the scene.
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