February 17, 2017
Authorities have indicted 14 members of an organized crime ring that preyed on Houston for months, including a daytime raid of a bank vault and a Galleria area jewelry store, where counters were smashed and attackers escaped with more than $1 million in merchandise.
“We are dismantling a violent, high-dollar criminal organization that operates as the new mob,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Friday. “Members of organized criminal rings like this do more damage together than as individuals.”
Ten defendants were arrested in recent days and the other four remained at large Friday.
In addition to the bank and jewelry store robberies, the defendants are accused of having their hand in nine other incidents at Houston area pawn shops.
Each of those charged faces 15 years to life in state prison if convicted. The investigation was a joint effort by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Special Crimes Division; the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Dismantling an organization responsible for scores of violent crimes not only makes our community safer, it puts everyone on notice that this violence will not be left unchallenged in Houston and the surrounding cities", said ATF Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski.
The fugitives include Kendric Miller, 27; Kenneth Glenn, 22; Avery Johnson, 24; and Cotrell Pruitt, 28.
Miller has a cross and tear drop tattooed near his left eye.
Glenn has a tattoo on his right check of a cross and script writing under each eye.
Johnson has a crown tattooed on the right side of his forehead and cursive writing above and below each eye.
Pruitt has tattoo of a bull with horns above his nose and between his eyes.
Those arrested include: Devan Arterberry, 25; Wiley Smith, 31; Matthew Stamps, 31; Tevin McCray, 24; Jamarcus Jamal Cain 26, who also goes as Xavier; Jeremy Miller,25; Mary Mosley, 23; Darrell Woods, 34; Joshua Williams, 27 and Edison Ibeabuchi, 20.
Authorities are asking for tips from the public regarding the whereabouts of the fugitives.
Please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 713-274-5588 if you have information on the fugitives; HPD’s Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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