HOUSTON – Tavores Henderson’s mother, Tiffany Henderson, appeared in court overnight after police said she and her boyfriend helped Henderson evade police.
Tiffany has a violent criminal past. Court records show she was charged with assault of an elderly person in October. The alleged victim, Cayetano Gomez told KPRC 2 she was with a group of several other young men who attacked him at a park for filming a fight that broke out at the park. Gomez said he was at the park selling fruit when he says a fight broke out by the basketball court. Gomez says Henderson didn’t want him to call the police or film the fight and that’s why she attacked him.
In 2005, Henderson was convicted of assaulting a public servant.
According to prosecutors, Tiffany Henderson brought her son Sterling Inn & Suites in west Houston near NGR a few hours after Sullivan’s death.
She was subsequently charged with hindering an apprehension, a third-degree felony.
Court documents show Tiffany Henderson didn’t act alone. Her boyfriend Geoffrey Wheeler is also facing a hindering apprehension of a fugitive charge.
According to court documents, when Tiffany Henderson and Wheeler were confronted by investigators, both denied knowing Tavores Henderson and his whereabouts, at first.
However, both were caught on the hotel's surveillance footage bringing in Tavores Henderson to the hotel Wednesday morning, but he did not stay there long.
Surveillance video caught Tavores Henderson leaving the motel around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in a white Cadillac that came to pick him up. Authorities are still looking for the driver of the Cadillac.
Tiffany Henderson appeared in court where her bond is set at $50,000. She later bonded out of jail.
The district attorney’s office had asked for a $100,000 bond because Tiffany Henderson is already out on bond for early charges of evading an arrest and injury to an elderly.
She had a visible reaction when Tavores Henderson’s name came up during her appearance.
When she heard that her son’s bond had been set at $150,000, Tiffany Henderson put her face in her hands and started to cry.
Wheeler was also charged in connection with helping Tavores Henderson evade arrest. His bond was set at $10,000, and Wheeler bonded out of jail.
Tiffany Henderson is expected to appear in court again on Monday.
Long criminal record
County records show she has a criminal history dating back to 2001. Charges include theft, possession, prostitution, assault/public servant and deadly conduct. At the time of her arrest on the latest charge, Henderson was already on bond and awaiting trial on charges of injury to the elderly and resisting arrest.