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20-YEARS FOR INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER OF WOODLANDS MALL SECURITY GUARD

On May 19, 2019, at 12:15 am Terry Mcardle was getting off work as a security guard at The Woodlands Mall. She was northbound on Pinecroft when Terry Gilbert Lafon, 36, of 17128 Beaver Springs in Houston who was eastbound on Lake Woodlands ran the red light and crashing into Mcardle. Lafon then fled the scene. A good samaritan followed the Lafon as long as he could. The following day Lafon’s abandon Honda passenger car was found abandon in River Plantation. It bore the same license plate which was found on the front bumper left at the scene of the crash.  Mcardle was transported to the hospital where her condition deteriorated and she passed away. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating. They learned the vehicle Lafon was driving was owned by a family member and was able to place Lafon as the driver of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed he worked in The Woodlands and had been drinking after work that night. Detectives talked with several witnesses who stated he was quite intoxicated. Some even to the point of offering him a ride which he declined. Lafon was subsequently arrested and charged with an accident involving injury or death and intoxication manslaughter. Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Andrew James who is over the Vehicular Crimes Unit prosecuted the case. Yesterday, Judge Patty Maginnis sentenced Lafon to 20-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the intoxication manslaughter charge. His other charge which was changed to failure to stop and render aid will run concurrently with the intoxication manslaughter case.

10/19/2020 272821 LAFON, TERRY GILBERT 17128 BEAVER SPRING DR HOUSTON TX 77090-0000 MCSO 435TH DISTRICT COURT 19-06-08434 D435 INTOXICATED MANSLAUGHTER W/ VEHICLE 19-06-08434 D435 FSRA – ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH