Murder in Conroe

On Tuesday morning at approximately 8:00am, Conroe Police officers responded to a reported disturbance with weapons at a residence in the 900 block of North First Street. Arriving officers met with a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Deputy who had located a possible suspect at the residence.

Conroe Police Major Case Unit Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Investigators learned that a husband and wife forty years had separated and were living separately with relatives. According to witnesses and family members there had been a history of arguments and disturbances since the separation.


Last night the couple had met at the residence which ended in an argument. Jesus Leon returned to his daughter house. This morning approximately 8:00am Jesus Leon traveled from his daughters back to where his wife was staying on a bicycle and as they talked an argument erupted again. Jesus Leon pulled a 9mm pistol and fired four times striking his wife Eufemia Bautista age 54 one time killing her.

Several neighbors and relatives came out of the duplex type home and attempted to flag down a passing motorist on North First just thirty feet from the front door. The vehicle they were able to flag down was a Montgomery County patrol unit as the Sheriff’s Department was just blocks down the street.

The deputy took Jesus Leon age 64 into custody and secured the scene for MCHD and Conroe Police.

Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Trey Spikes pronounced the victim dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy.

Jesus Salas Leon was transported to the Montgomery County where he was charged with one count of Murder, First Degree.


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