On June 23, Sharon Wells-Markland, who runs an exotic bird sanctuary in Montgomery County, found an uplifting e-mail in her inbox: A man contacted her about a lost macaw that Wells and three other women had rescued earlier that month. The man was referred to Wells-Markland after spotting a picture ... More >>
If you talk about being from Texas, people automatically think of the stuff us Texans are famous for -- oil, cattle, more oil, guys with really great mustaches and awesome cowboy boots, riding horses to school -- but in the coming years, they may also think Texas, land of the drones. (Ooh, and then ... More >>
Everyone takes a crazy road trip at one time or another. Sometimes the craziness comes from the people you've chosen to travel with. But if what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says is true, Sarah Peterson has made a far, far worse choice in a traveling companion than you ever have. The MCS ... More >>
On Monday around 3 p.m., a white male was seen walking on State Highway 242 in Montgomery County near the railroad tracks. From a distance, motorists may have looked upon the lonely wanderer with pity. Upon closer examination, the bearded man seemed to be dressed appropriately for the winter chil ... More >>
The wife of a federal prosecutor formerly based in Houston has accused Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies of beating her so severely she suffered permanent brain damage, while the County Attorney says her husband is the one who beat her, and the couple conspired to cover up domestic abuse by blami ... More >>
If you've set up a security camera in your backyard, it's pretty clear you're expecting trouble. One Montgomery County homeowner found the trouble that was being looked for when his or her camera captured perfectly someone breaking into a back door and carting off a giant television. It happened t ... More >>
A middle-aged Montgomery County couple is now behind bars after a brutal home invasion in The Woodlands followed by a horrific triple shooting in deep East Texas. Shelby County authorities believe that Bobby Dewayne Grubbs and Deedra Michelle Grubbs arrived there after Wednesday morning's assault ... More >>
Two mug shots that you might not normally put together were forever joined thanks to arrests at the Super 8 motel in Humble. Adrian Nathaniel Comstock, 29, and Patricia Lynn Hickman, 56, were both arrested for aggravated robbery for a home invasion that included a shootout near New Caney last week. ... More >>
A nurse killed a woman outside a pediatrician's office and took off with the victim's three-day-old baby, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says. Verna Deann McClain, 30, has been charged with capital murder. A deputy searching fan apartment complex saw a car that matched the description of wh ... More >>
A handicapped man led police on a highway chase, tried to throw his wheelchair out on the road during it, and finally committed "suicide by cop" when he shouted "Shoot me!" and then reached for a possible weapon, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says. The chase began around 1 a.m. this mornin ... More >>
Last week Hair Balls came up with a list of the 10 worst things you will face at your family Thanksgiving. One that didn't make the cut: walking in on an adult woman having sex with an underage relative. Police in Montgomery County say that scenario unfolded at a family gathering on Oakridge For ... More >>
After Ryan Sumstad was charged with murdering his wife, his secrets were exposed.
A valid driver's license: So elusiveWhen you're pulled over and the cop discovers you don't have a valid driver's license, he's generally not going to let you drive away. So you call a friend. Or a co-worker. That's what one Montgomery County man did, and that co-worker showed up to take ove ... More >>
MCSOCharles Donelley's a tough man to catch.If what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office alleges is true, there are two things you can definitely say about Charles Donelley: Dude likes underage girls, and he hates getting arrested. Authorities say Donnelly escaped twice from police after b ... More >>
Photo courtesy MCSOHeather Luv Boggs: Alleged mastermindIf your name is Heather Luv Boggs, well, more power to you. You're named after a cult `80s movie, a lame `60s movie and a sex-obsessed major league baseball player.So you've got your work cut out for you.But at some point, police say, you ma ... More >>
Courtesy of Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeA former psychologist with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, who evaluated defendants in close to 1,000 criminal cases during his time with the agency, recently pled guilty to Medicaid fraud. Matthew Leddy, the ... More >>
Here at Hair Balls, we understand that living the life of a low-level street thief can be tough. The paycheck that comes from smashing out car windows and ripping out stereos probably doesn't go too far, especially when you've got a nasty crack habit to support. But it has to take a special kind ... More >>
Photo from Montgomery County SOA lot of times when you read a report about a fugitive, that part about how "the subject should be considered armed and dangerous: do not attempt to apprehend" seems like a mere formality. That is decidedly not the case when it comes to 41-year-old Montgomery County ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeLast month we reported on the arrest of Matthew Leddy, a psychologist working for the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. His arrest, for alleged Medicaid fraud and theft, caught our attention because he evaluated de ... More >>
Photo courtesy Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeMatthew Leddy, a local psychologist, was arrested late last month for theft and Medicaid fraud, accused of billing for work that he didn't perform, according to articles in the Houston Chronicle and the Conroe Courier. The articles don't mention, howe ... More >>
Texas's mentally impaired used to go to treatment centers. Now they go to prison.
Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?