Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in March while walking on trail in Fresno arrested, charged: FBCSO
Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, along with Major Rudy Castaneda and Captain Dalia Simons with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division provided details on the arrest of a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a trail in Fresno.
‘Click It or Ticket’: Campaign helps FBCSO step up crackdown of seat belt violators
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers during the busy Memorial Day holiday as part of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign.
Fort Bend Co. sheriff sends warning about possible scam after teen caught on camera ringing doorbells in the middle of the night
“There are individuals who are out there using this as a scam, they go and knock on peoples’ doors claiming they need help just to get access into your home. Do not open the door for anyone at that time of night,” the sheriff said.
Fort Bend County man issued fake CPR certification cards to hundreds of people from his county home, authorities say
Fort Bend County authorities are expected to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss an undercover sting operation in Cinco Ranch involving fraudulent CPR certifications in Fort Bend County.
Houston leaders cite anger, COVID-19 pandemic, and bond reform as reasons behind rising crime rates
When KPRC 2 Investigates discussed the rising crime rates from the inner city to the suburbs, we received a range of responses from several law enforcement agencies. The data shows that no part of the region is immune to crime, but where a person lives can determine what type of crime they will face.
Richmond man dies after being shot by son, Fort Bend County sheriff says
RICHMOND, Texas – Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said a Richmond man was shot and killed inside of his home Thursday. According to Sheriff Eric Fagan, the 58-year-old man was shot three times by his 20-year-old son around 6:30 a.m. The suspect is in custody and charges have not yet been filed, deputies said. According to the sheriff, members of the Crisis Intervention Team have been called the residence numerous times over the past few years. “My prayers are with the family, keep them in your prayers,” said Fagan.
Community leaders help inspire children during Black History Month through virtual story times
Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan helps unleash the imaginations of children through the power of reading and storytelling, featuring children's books written by Black authors. HOUSTON – Community leaders are playing a role in inspiring children during Black History Month through virtual storytimes. The Children’s Museum of Houston and Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center have collaborated in this effort by inviting several community leaders, such as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Independent School District Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan, Fort Bend Independent School District leaders and more, according to a release. The effort will feature children’s books written by Black authors, according to the release. The books will help explain the contributions of African Americans in their struggles for freedom and equality while explaining the nation’s history, the release stated.
Fort Bend County authorities discuss Inauguration Day safety
HOUSTON – Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan held a news conference Monday at 2 p.m. with other local law enforcement representatives to discuss Inauguration Day safety measures the county will be taking to ensure the safety of all residents. Watch the full video in the player above.
FBCSO detention officer admits to sexual contact with inmate, authorities say
RICHMOND, Texas – A Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department employee with more than four years of service is now charged with improper sexual relationship with an inmate. Authorities said Monday that Nathan Carr, 31 -- a FBCSO civilian detention officer -- was removed from contact with inmates on Jan. 7 around 12:45 p.m. after an inmate came forward and told a sheriff’s department employee about what was happening between Carr and another inmate. Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan said the gender of the victim has not been released and “shouldn’t matter,” though added that the information would eventually be released. Fort Bend authorities said Carr was removed from contact with inmates and “admitted to his inappropriate conduct” and was arrested on Saturday at 9 p.m. and was relieved of duty without pay. Improper sexual relationship with an inmate is punishable of up to 2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, Fagan said.
Fort Bend County swears in African American sheriff for the first time in 150 years
Following Houston's record voter turnout in November, Texas is still managing to make history from the 2020 election. TEXAS VOTER TURNOUT: This Houstonian is making voting better in Harris CountyFort Bend made strides in the election, by not only electing its first female African American county attorney, but also electing Eric Fagan—the county's first African American sheriff in over a century. The sheriff's election in Fort Bend County made history, as the county hadn't had a Black sheriff since the 1800s. Walter Moses Burton, was the first Black sheriff in Fort Bend, and was the first Black sheriff in the United States at the time, according to KHOU. The ceremony was held at the Fort Bend Church, and a number of elected officials were in attendance at Fagan's swearing in ceremony, including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.chron.com
Eric Fagan, Fort Bend County’s new sheriff, officially sworn into office
Sheriff Eric Fagan has been sworn into office and will take over as Fort Bend County Sheriff. HOUSTON – Fort Bend County officially has a new sheriff in town. READ: Fort Bend County elects first African American sheriff since reconstruction eraFagan won a close race against Precinct 4 Constable Trevor Nehls, drawing 53% of the votes. He was a Houston police officer for more than 30 years and has lived in Fort Bend County for nearly 20. Click here to read more about Fagan’s goals for the sheriff’s office.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Nov. 5
Here are things to know for Thursday, Nov. 5:1. Trump also pledged to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop votes from being counted. His statements early Wednesday morning followed a tweet he sent repeating a false claim that Democrats are stealing the election. Democrats' efforts to create blue wave in Texas wipeoutDemocrats had hoped to flip Texas from red to blue on election night. Fort Bend County elects first African American sheriff since reconstruction eraA historic win in Fort Bend County for Sheriff-elect Eric Fagan.
Fort Bend County elects first African American sheriff since reconstruction era
HOUSTON – A historic win in Fort Bend County for Sheriff-elect Eric Fagan. Fagan is now the second Black sheriff to be elected in the county’s history. Fagan was a Houston police officer for more than 30 years and has lived in Fort Bend County for nearly 20. Now that he’s elected, Fagan said he wants to bridge the gap between the sheriff’s department and the community. “I want to represent all the people of Fort Bend, not just African Americans, not just Hispanics, not just Muslims but everyone, Caucasian, everyone,” Fagan said.