HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff's Office charged 35-year-old Jeffrey Noble with capital murder after a triple shooting in northwest Harris County.
Noble was captured Sunday night in Dallas, the Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted Monday.
He is accused of killing Jordan Michael Collier, 25; John Sciandra, 67; and his 22-year-old daughter, Jessica Sciandra. Investigators believe Noble knew the victims.
The victims were found Friday night at a Bear Creek Village home in the 15700 block of Creekhaven Drive. John and Jessica Sciandra both suffered gunshot wounds to the head, while Collier had a gunshot wound to the neck and jaw, according to deputies.
Dallas police said Noble was smoking drugs with another man in the 5600 block of E. RL Thornton Sunday night when he fled the scene after officers arrived.
Noble was apprehended after a short chase on foot.
Noble, 35, was charged in Dallas with evading arrest, failure to identify and possession of a controlled substance.
According to court documents, a witness told deputies Noble walked into the victims' residence around 4 p.m. Friday and revealed a rifle, then fired multiple times.
The witness ran out of the residence and heard several more gunshots, court documents state.
Investigators' said Noble has a long criminal record dating back to 2011.
Noble is in the process of being extradited from Dallas to Harris County Jail. That could happen Monday or Tuesday.
Panic in victims' neighborhood
"I was freaked out," says Claire Vincik. "I had never seen this girl before in my life and I was a little hesitant."
Vincik said she's the one who called 911 when a witness ran to her house and banged on the front door.
"She came down and she said, 'Somebody just came into my house and started shooting and they had an AR-15 rifle,'" Vincik recalls. "And she said she knew who the guy was and that he told her to get the 'f' out of the house and just started shooting."
Precinct 5 deputy constables arrived at the home within minutes, just after a man in a red Acura sped from the scene.
The neighborhood, which was devastated a few months ago by Hurricane Harvey, is now picking up the pieces from another tragedy.
"Things happen, people get stressed," neighbor Nikki Partin said. "We've been through a massive flood and the stress levels run high. Who knows what's going on."