On February 12, 2020, at about 5:25 PM, Conroe Police Officers were dispatched to the parking lot at 11133 S IH-45 N at Crighton Rd. (River Bend Station). Dispatch received reports that several men had been shot. Police and paramedics arrived and found three males shot inside of a passenger car. Lifesaving measures were started on the men, but two did not survive. A third male was transported to HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe in critical condition. Conroe Police Detectives, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and Officers from numerous agencies arrived and started the investigation. The two deceased males of Conroe were identified as Devin Lee Rash, 20, and Ryan York, age 20. The third male, Bryce Smith, age 20, survived the shooting but a bullet remains in his head. Conroe Police arrested Waymon Nicholas Jordan and charged him with Capital murder. He claimed that there was a third person who did the shooting that was done with Jordan’s father’s .22 caliber gun. Almost three hours Conroe Police continued to interrogate Jordan. He finally admitted to shooting the trio and killing the two.
Tuesday morning the jury trial started in Montgomery County 435th District Court with Judge Patty Magginis presiding. Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Blackburn told the court the victims walked into an ambush. He said Jordan was wanting to rob them of a large quantity of marijuana to impress his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Yet, Jordan had planned to join the Air Force just weeks later. Prosecutors said this was a way for him to vanish after the crime. On Friday, after just two hours of deliberation, the jury came back with a guilty verdict. Judge Magginis sentenced Jordan to life in prison.