Tommy Gage, Sheriff
July 6, 2010
For Immediate Release
On 05-21-2010 Detectives from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit located the burned remains of a human corpse in the 18000 block of U.S. 59 South.
Detectives were able to identify a suspect at the time and arrested Robert Ellis Hinton W\M DOB: 01-23-1984 for Abuse of a Corpse. Hinton’s bond was set at $100,000 and he has been incarcerated since his arrest.
On 06-29-2010 Hinton was charged with murder and an additional bond of $250,000 was set.
The victim has been positively identified through D.N.A. as Deborah Carol Applegate W\F DOB: 09-22-1963 of New Caney.
Anyone with information in reference to this Homicide is urged to contact the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867 or Detective Keith Echols of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 936-760-5876.
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