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A Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted a New Caney teen on two felony charges in connection with a deadly shooting believed to be the result of a drug deal gone bad. Nicholas Valverde, 17, of New Caney, is charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly shooting two other young men on January 14, 2017 on Lantern Lane in New Caney. One of the victims, 20-year-old Joshua Raymond Foland of New Caney, was reportedly shot multiple times and did not survive. Jessie Ray Collins, who was also 20, survived and called 911 pleading with them to get help for Foland. However, Foland was already deceased when medics arrived and Collins was critically injured.
was able to help investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office unravel what happened. Two days after the shooting, the MCSO’s SWAT Team executed an arrest warrant at Valverde’s home.
Officials said Collins told MCSO Major Crimes Unit detectives that Nicholas Valverde met with Collins and Foland to purchase narcotics and the shooting occurred during the transaction.
The case will be tried in the 435th District Court of Judge Patty Maginnis.