On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Nassau Police Officer Brown stopped a red 2014 Jeep Wrangler at 2002 San Sebastian Court. Brown made contact with the driver Tavores Henderson and got his identification from him. After checking Brown was advised that Henderson had an open warrant in Harris County for assault family violence. Brown called for backup. Shortly after Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, in full uniform, arrived and went to the passenger side of the Jeep. She opened the door and told Henderson he needed to exit. Brown then attempted to put cuffs on both Henderson’s hands. After one cuff was put on Henderson jerked away got back into the driver’s seat and sped away striking Sullivan and dragging her with his vehicle. Officer Brown immediately started CPR. Medics transported Sullivan to HCA Clear Lake Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 8:55 p.m.
Henderson was the main subject of a massive manhunt which ended Thursday with him being taken into custody after a Crime Stoppers tip.
Henderson was led into court Thursday evening in a set of cuffs that were owned by Sgt. Sullivan.
Jim Leitner with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion for denial of bond due to Henderson’s past and him currently on bonds. One of those was in Judge Martin’s 263rd District Court for the assault charge. PC Court Magistrate Colin Amann set Hendersons bond for the death of Sgt. Sullivan at $150,000.
“Outrageous! This coward who took the life of a hero & poses a clear & present danger to the community & the people we serve. This story is incomplete, what court is this? Bail decisions need to be made on the basis of risk to public safety & of flight,” tweeted Houston police Chief Art Acevedo.
During a news conference Thursday, hours after Henderson’s arrest in southeast Houston, authorities said the 21-year-old suspect’s mother, Tiffany Henderson, is also being charged with hindering apprehension of a fugitive. She is accused of hiding Tavores since Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, 43, was killed Tuesday night.
The woman’s fiancee, Jeffery Wheeler, is also facing charges for his alleged role in helping Tavores’ flight from justice
“His mother aided him that night in escaping,” said Sean Teare, chief of the vehicular crimes division in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “She is charged with hindering. She also lied to the sheriff deputies that night. Her boyfriend drove the car that helped him escape. He is being charged with third-degree apprehension.”
Teare continued, “She and the boyfriend took him from a location close to the scene to a hotel, where he spent the night. She then went to her home and came into contact with sheriff’s deputies immediately when she arrived at her house. She initially told them she didn’t even know who Mr. Henderson was.”
Harris Co. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez also promised charges for anyone who helped the suspect’s escape.
Henderson also had charges he was on bond for out of Montgomery County for theft from Home Depot on West Davis and evading Conroe Police. On Wednesday afternoon, Montgomery County District 9 Judge Phil Grant revoked those bonds.
THE HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS UNION POSTED A SHORT TIME AGO:
Should PC Court Magistrate Colin Amann resign, after setting cop killer Tavores Henderson’s bond at $150k? Or should he be fired before he has a chance to resign? None of us voted for this appointed “magistrate” to have a job or
to set bonds. Colin Amann has to go.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE PHIL GRANT REVOKES HENDERSONS BOND
THE HARRIS COUNTY ASSISTANT DA REQUEST NO BOND FOR HENDERSON
HENDERSON GOES TO COURT WEARING THE LATE SGT. SULLIVANS SET OF HANDCUFFS
SGT. SULLIVAN- KILLED WHEN RUN OVER AND DRAGGED BY HENDERSON