Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    UPDATED Officials: Spindletop Owner Tortured, Drowned Injured Dog

    See the end of this post for more from the chief animal control investigator's affidavit. Former Spindletop dog refuge owner Leah Purcell poured water down a pit bull's nose while its mouth was held shut, "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" torturing it to death in December 2011, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Time Running Out for Charges in Spindletop Dog Refuge Case

    If Montgomery County authorities wish to file animal cruelty charges against Spindletop dog refuge owner Leah Purcell, they only have three weeks left: July 17 marks the expiration of the two year statute of limitations. That will be the anniversary of the day sheriff's deputies and personnel from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Neal Robbins: Serving Life for a Homicide -- Only Now There is No Official "Homicide."

    In 1998, a Harris County associate medical examiner ruled that 17- month old Tristan Rivet died as a result of homicide, and a Montgomery County jury decided that Neal Robbins killed her. In 2007, the same medical examiner decided she made a mistake, and that the cause of death should have been "un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    An Ongoing Issue: Bartender in The Woodlands Arrested After Allegations of Over-Serving

    The Houston Chronicle reported this morning that a bartender at the popular Baker Street Pub location at The Woodlands Waterway has been arrested for allegedly over-serving a patron. Chelsea Marie Willburn, 24, was arrested early Sunday morning after a patron whom she'd served at Baker Street was fo ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Brown Trial: Not Guilty, Not Surprising

    Michael Brown is not a guilty man.​In a strictly legal sense, today's not guilty verdict in Dr. Michael Brown's assault trial was probably the right call. Although prosecutors Jane Waters and Nathan Hennigan probably did the best with what they had, they didn't have much. Rachel Brown had no ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    Bad Business

    After Ryan Sumstad was charged with murdering his wife, his secrets were exposed.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Conroe Cop's Arrest Might Mean Good News For His Fellow Defendants

    While the federal indictment unsealed earlier this week against Conroe police officer Michael Tindall - accused of robbing a bank where he occasionally worked  - surely came as sad and shocking news to some, there's at least one group of people who may have cause to celebrate: the suspects he a ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Jail Hell

    Even as inmate James Mitchell was dying, Montgomery County told his relatives he'd be fine

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    An Open But Shut Case

    Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?