Harris County Precinct 4: Re-Investigate, Release Chris Angel Escobar immediately
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My name is Jennifer Mota
On July 9, 2013 we received a letter in the mail from an attorney stating that my fiancee Chris Angel Escobar had missed his court appearance on July 2, 2013.
The charge was Robbery with Bodily Injury
Chris and I knew that he was wrongfully being accused of a crime that he did not commit.
July 10,2013- I found the indictment online, below is the indictment:
AFFIANT DEPUTY KENNETH COOKE IS A CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICE WITH HARRIS COUNTY, PRECINT 4 CONSTABLE'S OFFICE. AFFIANT HAS REASON TO BELIEVE AND DOES BELIEVE THAT ON JUNE 4, 2013 THE DEFENDANT CHRIS ANGEL ESCOBAR, DATE OF BIRTH08-37-1984 COMMITTED THE FELONY OFFENSE OF ROBBERY AT 21150 KEYKENDAHL ROAD SPRING, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS. AFFIANT BASES HIS BELIEF ON THE FOLLOWING FACTS:
AFFIANT SPOKE TO THE COMPLAINANT JUSTIN WILLIAMSON WHO THE AFFIANT FINDS TO BE CREDIBLE AND RELIABLE. AFFIANT WAS ADVISED BY MR. WILLIAMSON THAT HE IS EMPLOYED AS A WALMART LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER AND IS ASSIGNED TO THE STORE LOCATED AT 21150 KUYKENDAHL RD SPRING, TX.
AFFIANT LEARNED FROM MR. WILLIAMSON THAT ON JUNE 4, 2013 WHILE MAKING HIS ROUNDS INSIDE THE STORE WEARING PLAIN CLOTHES HE NOTICED THE DEFENDANT WHO WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT AND SHORTS CARRYING SEVERAL LARGE WALMART PLASTIC BAGS AND THEN CASUALLY WALK TOWARDS THE GARDEN CENTER EXIT.
COMPLAINANT FOLLOWED FROM A DISTANCE UNTIL HE OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT PASS THE LAST REMAINING CASH REGISTER WITH OUT MAKING ANY ATTEMPT TO STOP AND PAY FOR THE ITEMS. COMPLAINANT IDENTIFIED HIMSELF ASKING THE DEFENDANT TO STOP. DEFENDANT TURNED AROUND AND PRODUCED FROM HIS RIGHT PANTS POCKET A DEVISE OF WHAT APPEARED TO BE A CAN OF PEPPER/MACE SPRAY AND SPRAYED THE COMPLAINANT ABOUT HIS FACE AND EYES WITH THE CHEMICAL AGENT.
COMPLAINANT STATED THIS CAUSE HIM TO STOP AND FALL TO THE GROUND DUE TO THE SEVERE PAIN HE WAS EXPERIENCING, COMPLAINANT STATED HE WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE BUT NOTED ANOTHER WALMART EMPLOYEE GATHERED THE DEFENDANTS VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER BEFORE FLEEING. AFFAINT ARRIVED AND REVIEWED THE STORES SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOOTAGE WHICH DEPICTS A HISPANC MALE WEARING A RED T-SHIRT AND SHORTS WALKING TOWARDS THE GARDEN CENTER EXIT DOORS CARRYING THREE TO FOUR LARGE OVER STUFFED WALMART BAGS. THE COMPLAINANT IS SEEN REACHING OUT TO TAKE THE BAGS OF MERCHANDISE FROM THE DEFENDANT BUT COULD NOT BECAUSE THE DEFENDANT IS SEEN REMOVING AN ITEM FROM HIS PANTS POCKET AND SPRAYING ITS CONTENTS INTO THE FACE/EYES OF THE COMPLAINANT. AFFIANT CONTINUED TO WATCH AS THE DEFENDANT IS SEEN RUNNING FROM THE EXIT AND OUT INTO THE PARKING LOT WHERE HE JUMPS INTO THE DRIVER SEAT OF A RED FOUR DOOR VEHICLE. DEFENDANT BACKS OUT OF HIS PARKING SPACE AND STRIKES ANOTHER PARKED VEHICLE DIRECTLY BEHIND HIM, HE THEN FLEES THE PARKING LOT. AFFIANT RAN THE VEHICLES LICENSE PLATE NOTING IT CAME BACK TO JOSE ANGEL ESCOBAR 49 YEARS OF AGE WHO RESIDES AT 170 2ND ST MONTGOMERY TEXAS 77316.
AFFAINT RAN A T.L.O. SEARCH WHICH IS LAW ENFORCEMENT WEB BASED DATA SYSTEM LOCATING ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON WHO RESIDES AT THE REGISTERED OWNER ADDRESS. AFFIANT NOTED THE NAME OF THIS PERSON WAS CHRIS ANGEL ESCOBAR WHO MATCHES THE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION GIVEN BY THE COMPLAINANT AND WHAT IS SEEN ON THE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE. AFFIANT ASKED SGT G. BECK OF THE HARRIS COUNTY PCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE TO LOCATE AND PLACE CHRIS ANGEL ESCOBAR'S TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE PHOTOGRAPH IN A PHOTO ARRAY. DEPUTY LOUIS HOOPER WITH THE PCT 4 CONSTABLE OFFICE PRESENTED THE PHOTO ARRAY TO THE COMPLAINANT WHO MADE A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION STATING THE DEFENDANT IS THE SAME PERSON WHO HE OBSERVED STEALING THE ITEMS FROM THE STORE AND THE SAME PERSON WHO SPRAYED HIM WITH PEPPER/MACE SPRAY ON THE DAY IN QUESTION. AFFIANT WAS ADVISED BY THE COMPLAINANT THAT APPROX $272.18 WORTH OF MENS CLOTHING WAS STOLEN BY THE DEFENDANT.
July 12, 2013 I, Jennifer Mota found the complainant online in a plea to prove Chris Escobar’s innocence.
The victim asked for photos of Chris Angel Escobar and he said that was not the person who committed this crime. I then sent him pictures of Chris Angel Escobar’s brother Jose Eduardo Escobar d.o.b. 7/23/1986. The complainant verified that it was Jose Eduardo Escobar.
The complainant said he would contact Deputy Kenneth Cooke to let him know that he would like to re-investigate this case because he knows that Chris Angel Escobar is innocent and that he identified him in the photo line up because the deputies only used a drivers license picture. The complainant told me that if Deputy Cooke would have had both brothers Chris Angel Escobar and Jose Eduardo Escobar in the same line up then he would have identified the right person. The complainant did contact Deputy Cooke on July 15, 2013
Deputy Kenneth Cooke advised him not to have any contact with me or Chris and to leave it alone. Jose Angel Escobar the owner of the vehicle uses my address for mailing purposes only. Our household consists of 4 people, Chris Angel Escobar 28 years, Myself Jennifer Mota 29 years, daughter Valerie 13 years, Chris Jr. 6 years old.
Why should he have to go to jail for something that could easily be re-investigated.? Why can’t Deputy Cooke own up to his poor investigation and see that there could possibly be a wrong conviction here? In the meantime Chris is missing work, and according to Parole he has violated his parole by re-offending.
Yes, this could easily be resolved by obtaining the video surveillance. And yes Chris will be proven innocent after this is over with. But how long will the court process take?
Too many people are being wrongfully accused with crimes they did not commit. Due to a lack of investigation
Chris Angel Escobar is at the Harris County Jail 1200 Baker St. Houston, TX 77002 awaiting court on 08/29/2013
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