Thursday members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigati0n Division along with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, interviewed the victim of last weekends shootin, Jessie Ray Collins, 20, who was involved in the shooting incident in the 25000 block of Lantern Lane in New Caney. As a result of the investigation the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Swat Team executed an arrest warrant for 17-year-old Nicholas Andrew Valverda who resides in the 25000 block of Lantern Lane.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit learned from Jessie Collins rhat Nicholas Valverda met with Jessie Collins and the deceased victim, Joshua Raymond Foland 20, on January 15 , to buy narcotics from Jessie Collins. It is believed during the drug transaction is when the shooting happened.
Valverda has been booked into the Montgomerty County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery and murder.