Former HISD teacher accused of sexual assault in custody
HOUSTON – A former HISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting elementary students is in custody. “He did turn himself in by calling the police himself,” said the court attorney. He’s charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. According to court documents, he sexually assaulted several third-graders inside his classroom at Northside Elementary School, some dating back to 2016. Prosecutors believe there are more victims and urge them to come forward.
Arrest made in shooting death of 20-year-old disabled woman in Cypress, deputies say
CYPRESS, Texas – Deputies said an arrest has been made in the shooting death of 20-year-old Sierra Rhodd, a woman killed in a shooting while sleeping. Authorities said the shooting was possibly intended to be in retaliation against the victim’s 15-yr-old brother due to an on-going feud with several individuals. Deputies learned that the victim’s 15-year old brother discharged a handgun at the suspects as they were fleeing. Deputies said they also learned Sierra, who has cerebral palsy, was in her bedroom in bed at the time of the shooting. According to investigators, neighbors reported seeing a dark-colored sedan and a red pickup truck fleeing the scene immediately after the shooting.