POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged After Man Found Deceased at 9410 Rhode Island Street

September 07, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a man found at 9410 Rhode Island Street about 5:20 a.m. last Friday (September 3).  

The suspect, Steven Waren Neely (b/m, 52), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and assault of a family member in the 263rd State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Ronald Giles, 67, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.   

A booking photo of Neely is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives A. Grimes and K. Persad reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a family disturbance call at the above address and found Mr. Giles unresponsive and not breathing inside the residence.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Giles to the hospital.  

According to witnesses, Giles was assaulted by his son, Neely, who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.  Neely also assaulted his mother and then fled the scene and barricaded himself inside his residence.  The HPD SWAT and Hostage Negotiations teams responded to the scene and Neely was taken into custody several hours later.  

Homicide investigators were advised by doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital that Giles was pronounced deceased on Sunday (September 5).  Charges are expected to be upgraded once the autopsy is completed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

Steven Waren Neely
Steven Waren Neely

VHS/JFC  9-7-21
Inc. #118945721


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