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VIDEO STORIES FROM JULY 21ST OF YEARS PAST


JULY 21, 2006
CONROE 2-ALARM WHITE OAK APARTMENT FIRE


JULY 21, 2007
WILLIS -BARBERRY HOMICIDE
CONROE- The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently updated the list of Cold Cases, which is available to the public on their website. The list provides a synopsis of unsolved homicide cases dating back 30 years to the most recent, the 2007 murder of a Willis woman.

On July 21, 2007, Jessie Killebrew returned from a business trip to find his wife, 40-year-old Diana “Lori” Walker Killebrew, dead inside a bedroom in their residence in the 10,000 block of Barberry Street in the Walnut Cove Subdivision in Willis.

Lori Killebrew had multiple stab wounds. An autopsy performed at the Southeast Texas Forensic Center in Conroe determined Lori her cause of death to be due to “sharp force injuries.”

She was not the only member of the household Jessie Killebrew never saw alive again. Mitchell Wendell Cheney was living with the couple but disappeared at the same time Lori Killebrew was found dead. The last time anyone interviewed by investigators saw Cheney was the day before Killebrew was found dead.

Police said Cheney, who would now be 47, slept in the master bedroom with Lori Killebrew, while Jessie Killebrew occupied another bedroom. The arrangement had been in place for some time and the trio had lived together for years.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is calling Cheney a “person of interest” and asking for help from anyone who has any information about his whereabouts.

Cheney is described as a white male, 6’1”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and green eyes. Cheney has a tattoo of a tiger on his back.

Public Data shows Cheney has a criminal history that includes felony theft and drug convictions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) or www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org or the MCSO Cold Case Squad at (281)297-6507.


JULY 21, 2007
HPD OFFICER SHOOTING 6600 FOSTER-HOUSTON
The responding officers were being threatened by the suspect who was armed with a metal pipe. The officers attempted to use a taser weapon on the suspect but it had no effect. The suspect continued to advance toward the officers and then raised the pipe as if to prepare to strike the officers forcing them to shoot the suspect. The 39-year-old male died at the hospital.


JULY 21, 2010
SPCA SEIZES OVER 100 HORSES AND 40 DOGS IN GRIMES COUNTY
Wednesday morning residents of Grimes County and people passing through had a slight delay. That delay was the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office blocking Highway 30 for a very short period of time to allow the Houston SPCA to get their trucks and trailers into The Flying Arrow Miniature Horse Ranch. The ranch located at FM 244 and Highway 30 in the shadow of the Carlos smokestack was the home of over 150 miniature horses and 80 dogs.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office requested help when they discovered many of these horses and dogs were sickly and malnourished.

The owner had a breeding facility but was unable to match the cost of feed for all the animals.

From just a little after 8 am until noon SPCA officials and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office loaded horses in trailers for a trip the SPCA Ranch in Waller County. The dogs were loaded in an air-conditioned 18-wheeler for the trip to the Houston SPCA.

When all was complete the caravan left behind 40 dogs and 22 horses which they said would be checked on to make sure the owner was properly taking care of them.

No charges were filed as the owner voluntarily gave the animals to the SPCA as she realized it was putting a financial hardship on her.

All the horses were delivered to the Waller County location as the vets stood by waiting, workers scattered hay throughout the large open area. As the miniatures were observed it took a few minutes to realize what the hay was.

There were issues also of several of the little stallions wanting to rule the roost. Those were quickly removed to another holding pen.

The SPCA is asking for any type of donations, food or money to assist the care of these animals.

Once they are brought back to health they will be made available for adoption.


JULY 21, 2010
GRIMES COUNTY MINIATURE HORSES TAKEN TO NEW HOME
Wednesday morning residents of Grimes County and people passing through had a slight delay. That delay was the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office blocking Highway 30 for a very short period of time to allow the Houston SPCA to get their trucks and trailers into The Flying Arrow Miniature Horse Ranch. The ranch located at FM 244 and Highway 30 in the shadow of the Carlos smokestack was the home of over 150 miniature horses and 80 dogs.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office requested help when they discovered many of these horses and dogs were sickly and malnourished.

The owner had a breeding facility but was unable to match the cost of feed for all the animals.

From just a little after 8 am until noon SPCA officials and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office loaded horses in trailers for a trip the SPCA Ranch in Waller County. The dogs were loaded in an air-conditioned 18-wheeler for the trip to the Houston SPCA.

When all was complete the caravan left behind 40 dogs and 22 horses which they said would be checked on to make sure the owner was properly taking care of them.

No charges were filed as the owner voluntarily gave the animals to the SPCA as she realized it was putting a financial hardship on her.

All the horses were delivered to the Waller County location as the vets stood by waiting, workers scattered hay throughout the large open area. As the miniatures were observed it took a few minutes to realize what the hay was.

There were issues also of several of the little stallions wanting to rule the roost. Those were quickly removed to another holding pen.

The SPCA is asking for any type of donations, food or money to assist the care of these animals.

Once they are brought back to health they will be made available for adoption.


JULY 21, 2010
CONSTABLE ROWDY HAYDEN TALKS ABOUT THE DOCTORS ARREST
Just after 11 am Friday, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Eli Rivera was northbound on US59 near FM 1314 doing the posted speed limit when he was passed by a 1973 Dodge Challenger in excess of 100mph. He initiated a pursuit that lasted just a short distance when the driver pulled over. As the deputy waited for backup the driver was seen in his vehicle leaning over in the passenger seat and also going through what appeared to be some clothing.

As Rivera’s backup arrived they approached the vehicle from the passenger side. There he observed a briefcase open on the passenger seat and the white male driver who was dressed in medical scrubs behind the wheel.  He also noted his eyes were bloodshot and his pupils very small.

Rivera then asked the reason for him driving at that speed. The driver was identified as Dr. Felix Nabor Sabates Jr. age 50 of Houston. He advised the deputy he was en route to the Cleveland Hospital to check on a patient he was called out for.

Inside the open briefcase, the deputy noticed a small blue bag with a variety of different pills. Also, there was a black grinder with a white substance in it.  The Doctor explained the pills were left over from what his patients brought him to dispose of properly.

On the floor was a second blue bag containing numerous syringes and some small sealed bottles and needles.

The deputy then asked the  Doctor to step out of the vehicle and around the back to do a field sobriety test. As he attempted the test the Doctor was unable able to perform as he could not keep his balance.

The Doctor was placed in custody and as the deputy did the inventory of the vehicle for the wrecker slip he found a partially filled bottle of Marcaine in the center console. Deputy Rivera was also advised this car was the original car in a Hollywood Movie.

The Doctor consented to give a sample of his blood and was transported to Kingwood Hospital by Deputy Rivera. As they arrived at the hospital the Doctor refused to give blood and was transported to the East Montgomery County Annex.

The white powder in the grinder and over 50 oval unidentified capsules tested positive for cocaine.  Also identified were Morphine, Hydrocodone, Adderall, and almost 60 additional unknown pills.

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on multiple charges of possession and for DWI. His bond was set at $1000 for the DWI, $20,000 for the second-degree felony possession of Cocaine), $20,000 for the second-degree felony possession (morphine), $10,000 for the third-degree felony possession (hydrocodone).

The Doctor is listed on Public Data as having a Pain Management Clinic on Garth Road in Baytown and an Ophthalmology Practice in Kingwood. The Texas Board of Medical Examiners also has Dr. Sabates has had hospital privileges at Houston Northeast Medical Center in Humble. It also does not list him as being registered for Dangerous Drugs or Controlled Substances.

.According to the Texas Medical Board Dr. Sabates has been up before them before.

Sabates, Felix N. Jr., M.D., Kingwood, TX, Lic.
#J2773
An Agreed Order was entered on 9-7-01 publicly
reprimanding the physician and assessing an administrative
penalty in the amount of $2,500. Action due to
failure to practice medicine in an acceptable professional
manner consistent with public health and welfare.

In June 1994 the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners held a hearing. In that hearing, it was disclosed that Dr. Sabates On or about October 15, 1993, voluntarily admitted himself to Anchor Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. (Talbott Marsh Recovery Program) for a 96-hour evaluation due to alcohol and cocaine abuse, and a history of a suicide attempt in 1992.

He was then admitted to Charter Hospital in Austin on October 25, 1993, and discharged in December 1993 from Charters Addictive Disease Program.

At the time the doctor who was caring for him wrote: Dr. Sabates therapeutic response is excellent and in the professional opinion of his treating Doctor Taylor that his involvement with drugs was related to his previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

At that time Dr. Sabates responded to the board he is committed to a life without alcohol or drugs.

After this hearing, the Texas Board of Medical Examiners Ordered that Dr. Sabates license to practice medicine in Texas is suspended. However, the suspension has stayed and he was put on probation for five years.


JULY 21, 2013
TRAIN PEDESTRIAN LOOP 494
For the second time in two days, a teen has been struck by a train while walking on the tracks. About noon today Christopher Neves, 18 of Porter was dropped off by his grandmother near the crossing of Keith and Loop 494 in Porter. Christopher, who was going to walk to his girlfriends wanted to collect some rocks along the way as he walked just outside of the rails southbound.

It has not been determined yet how he did not hear the freight train which was traveling southbound at fifty miles per hour. The train sounding its horn and unable to stop struck Neves.

Porter Fire Department and MCHD responded to the scene but were unable to save Neves who was thrown to the east side of the tracks after being struck.

Justice of the Peace James Metts pronounced him dead at the scene at 12:15 and ordered Eichenhorst Funeral Directors to transport Neves to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.

Detective Schmitt with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said an MP3 Player was found on Neves as were earbuds.

According to the railroad, the section of track the incident happened is set for 50 mph for the trains. The train was doing 50 at the time of the incident.

One person on the scene who said Neves cut his grass for him stated that Neves normally wore the earbuds and was usually unable to hear even a person yelling to him to get his attention.

At approximately 10 pm Friday night a 14-year-old was walking south on the railroad tracks. It is not known yet how the incident happened but a southbound freight train struck the teen almost head-on. The conductor saw it at the last second and applied the brakes. Lopez with Magnolia Police Department alerted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher to the incident after he saw the train suddenly brake and the conductor’s exit the locomotive with flashlights.

That teen was found approximately twenty cars back under it. He had lost three fingers but was conscious and appeared to be intoxicated. He was transported to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands.

It is not yet known how the teen who is a student in Anderson which is in Grimes County traveled such distance on the tracks.

On May 9, 2008, Ethan Khan was found at approximately 3 am was found dead on the tracks at at Keith. Ethan was also struck by a train.

Toxicology reports later indicated he was at the legal limit of intoxication. He had been to a party. It is still unknown after years of investigation how he ended up on those tracks. The party which was on Micke Drive was in close proximity to the location.

The autopsy report said the cause of death was blunt trauma to the chest.

Tracy Khan still believes it was foul play involved. She has contacted the railroad and viewed the video from the locomotive and show his arms were straight out in front of him slightly bent, His legs were straight behind him. His head suffered just a bruise on his forehead about the size of a quarter.

His mother said she later found out that he had been at the party with at least six others. She believes he passed out at the party and was placed on the tracks which she also learned from one of the boys at the party.

The case was eventually closed.

His mother then contacted the District Attorney’s Office in last year with the details she learned. Several Investigators were assigned to locate the individual who served the alcohol that night to her son. The investigators were finally able to locate the individual who served the alcohol in California but when they attempted to make contact they learned he had committed suicide a year prior.

She too still looks for answers to this.


JULY 21, 2013
SHENANDOAH AT+T ROBBERY VIDEO
At approximately 5 p.m. four Black males dressed in various colored hoodies and gloved exited a stolen Wharton I.S.D Ford F-350 van in front of the AT&T Store located on the northbound feeder of Interstate 45, between Research and SH 242. Within seconds they entered the store and with what is described as almost military precision robbed the store. At least three customers and one employee were ordered into an employee break room as the robbers screamed at them.

The other three males ordered the manager to open the safe where cell phones were kept while at gunpoint.  Using large trash bags they took at least forty to sixty cellphones of different styles. They then ordered two of the employees to open the cash safe while standing behind them with guns on them kneeling, execution-style. The employees were unable to open the safe.

All four then left the store, there was very little information available on them as they moved with such swiftness and precision that both employees or customers were able to give a good description.

As they left in the van a good Samaritan who was going to Sam’s Club with his family saw the men and the way they were dressed and followed them but lost them on David Memorial Drive.  The good Samaritan continued his quest to find the vehicle and did. It was located behind the Park at Woodmoor Apartment Complex on Shenandoah Drive.

A second witness observed all of the suspects enter a black Dodge truck with a toolbox and flee the location striking a parked vehicle as they did.

Officers arrived quickly at both the AT&T store as well as the apartment complex, but the suspects had fled the area. The van was determined to have been stolen from Wharton, Texas last month. Based upon witness statements and video surveillance, the suspects appeared to all be black males wearing jackets and hooded sweatshirts with bandanas over their mouths. One suspect, in particular, was wearing a black baseball cap with the Cincinnati Reds logo on the front.

The Shenandoah Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in catching these dangerous criminals before they strike again. If you have any information that you think would assist us in capturing this suspect, please call us at 281-367-8952.

In addition, if anyone observed the black truck being left in the apartment complex earlier in the day or saw the Wharton ISD van which was stolen from Wharton on June 30th is asked to call Shenandoah Police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867. Remember, if your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

The stolen phones are almost useless in the United States as just over a year ago AT&T has begun banning stolen devices from their network. This has been a long time coming and is a double-edged sword. Verizon and Sprint have always blacklisted devices reported as stolen which makes them unusable to the thief or finder. This ability to render a device useless comes with the potential of innocent people being defrauded in the end.

Never buy a device that you have not tested and made sure works on your account. When buying a device off of Craigslist, meet at a corporate owned store of the carrier and complete the transfer of the device to your account before paying for it. If the seller is not willing to do this, you will know you just stopped yourself from being ripped off. If purchasing from eBay make sure to only pay by PayPal or credit card so you have some recourse if the transaction is fraudulent.

While this post highlights the policy change of AT&T please keep in mind that T-Mobile will be instituting this later this year and all carriers will be sharing stolen device information.


JULY 21, 2014
Witnesses spoke out today after Sunday night’s gruesome discovery of the 5 month-old children that were found in the road after being ejected from a vehicle. Hospital officials today confirmed the child is in good condition with road rash and abrasions but no internal or head injuries.DPS continues the investigation into the crash.


JULY 21, 2021
PRAYER VIGIL FOR NEW CANEY FAMILY HIT BY WRONG WAY DRIVER SUNDAY MORNING KILLING ONE BOY
About 3 am last Sunday morning Mahab Patola, Jason as all his friends and customers know him at the AR Grocery on Community Drive in New Caney was involved in a deadly crash. He was returning home with his wife and three boys. They were northbound on US 59. As they approached I-610 a white KIA Optima which was driving southbound in the northbound lanes struck Jason and his family head-on. The KIA burst into flames, the 20-year-old female perished. Jason tried to free his family as two other vehicles struck Jason’s Hyundai G80 from the rear. Jasons 2-year-old son was killed instantly. His 6-year-old was critically injured, his wife critically injured and his 10-year-old son critically injured. They were all transported to Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. Jason was in a coma but is now slowly recovering, He was able to walk thirty feet on Wednesday. His wife is still critical with broken legs, arm, shoulder, pelvis. His 6-year-old was released from the hospital Wednesday with a broken leg. He will stay with Jason’s father. Jasons oldest son remains in very critical condition. Wednesday night friends and Jasons customers came together for a prayer vigil. By the time everyone left there wasn’t a dry eye. Jason was able to Facetime with the over 100 attendees. He asked everyone to pray for his son. He knew almost everyone that wished him a speedy recovery by name by just hearing their voice without actually seeing them, He begged everyone to not drink and drive and broke down as he told everyone that is what killed his son and put his family in the hospital. Jason’s father, who owns Martin Food Store on East Martin in Porter will run AR Grocery for Jason until he returns. Jasons father emphasized that he does not want any fundraisers, GOFUNDME, etc. He said Jason has family and insurance. Allen Taylor, with the Taylor Organization, whose group also attended tonight suggested since they didn’t want donations, buy more than what you need from Jason’s Store.

Editor Note-I has known Jason for many years. He is a kind and very giving man. He has helped the community in so many ways over the years. Please keep Jason and his family in your prayers. We will update you as we get any information.


JULY 21, 2021
SHENANDOAH PURSUIT TO ALDINE CAPTURE GUN THIEVES
Just after 8 p.m. a Shenandoah Officer enroute to backup an Oak Ridge officer observed a Chevrolet Tahoe backed up at an angle to a pickup truck in the Luby’s parking lot on the southbound feeder of I-45 at Lake Woodlands. The officer turned through another parking lot and back to Luby’s just as the suspects were fleeing. He then noticed the broken window o the pickup they were backed up to. The officer attempted to stop them but they got on the freeway and accelerated. Montgomery County Precinct 3 and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office joined in the chase as they continued southbound at over 100 miles per hour. As they approached the Hardy Toll Road the suspect almost rolled the vehicle as he swerved to get to the Hardy. The chase continued south with Harris County Precinct 1 and Harris County Precinct 4 assisting. A Precinct 1 Constable was able to spike the Tahoe near Beltway 8. With the tire slowly deflating the suspects continued south until they passed Aldine Bender Road. It was there that they drove onto the shoulder and into the heavy youpon bushes almost hiding their vehicle completely. Deputies and K-9 immediately went after at least two suspects they saw run. A DPS helicopter joined in the foot pursuit. It was then that a unit at the Luby’s location speaking with the owner of the burglarized truck that they learned the suspects stole at least two guns including an AR-15. As officers fanned out one suspect was seen running near the railroad tracks. He was taken into custody. A Harris County Precinct 4 K-9 spotted the other suspect and single handily took him into custody with one good bite. That suspect was transported to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands where he was treated and released to Shenandoah Officers. Montgomery County Sheriffs Office took the report on the burglary and Montgomery County Detectives are now investigating the case. The guns were recovered. One of the suspects was identified as Christopher Lajon Thomas, 22, of Katy. The other suspect is identified as Cameron Bullen.