Murder update: car released, girlfriend held

A Conroe woman arrested Jan. 17 for the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend remains in jail nearly a week later. Her children, who were home at the time of the stabbing, remain with family members.

Anataja Doniish Harris, 25 is charged with the murder of 31-year-old Quentin Eugene “Scooby” Brown at their residence in the Tanglewood Apartments located at 1510 block of Oddfellow St.

Neighbors called Conroe Police to report a disturbance with weapons a little after 3 p.m. on Sunday, but officers found much more than a couple having an argument. There were two knives involved, and Harris had both of them. By the time officers arrived, Brown was inside their apartment, with a stab wound to the chest and he was dying. As a Montgomery County Hospital District ambulance rushed Brown to the hospital, his heart stopped and they began CPR.

One hour after neighbors called police because Harris and Brown were fighting, he was pronounced dead and she was in police custody.

Conroe Police Sgt. Bob Berry said evidence and witness statements indicate Harris was the “primary aggressor.”

Harris’ children, who are from prior relationships, were home when the stabbing occurred but Berry could not say what, if anything they saw. Brown also had children, but they were not present.

Investigators requested a narcotics detection K-9 Unit to the scene, then impounded Brown’s car after the dog gave a sniff alert on two areas of the vehicle. The 1977 Lincoln Continental has since been released.

There are no additional charges against Harris and Sgt. Berry said there was no reason to believe the stabbing involved alcohol or drug abuse. There was no reason to think the stabbing was caused by anything besides anger, he said. However, he could not elaborate on why Harris was so angry at Brown. Her only prior criminal convicts were for theft and drug possession.

Brown’s funeral will be held at West Tabernacle Church in Conroe at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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