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Houston Co. grand jury indicts 2 men suspected of shooting, killing man

Alonso Irving (Source: Houston County Jail) Alonso Irving (Source: Houston County Jail)
Demetrius Wheeler (Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers) Demetrius Wheeler (Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers)
Adrisan Pounders (Source: Houston County Jail) Adrisan Pounders (Source: Houston County Jail)
Leonard Intellisano and Brandon Hill (Source: Houston County Jail) Leonard Intellisano and Brandon Hill (Source: Houston County Jail)
Ryan Minchew Leonard Intellisano and Brandon Hill (Source: Houston County Jail) Ryan Minchew Leonard Intellisano and Brandon Hill (Source: Houston County Jail)
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Houston County grand jury indicted the two men who are accused of shooting a 61-year-old Crockett man on Jan. 13. The victim died at a Houston hospital about two weeks later.

Brandon Hill, 31, and Leonard Intellisano, 73, were among the 13 people indicted by the Houston County grand jury on April 1. Each man was indicted on a first-degree felony murder charge.

The two men were originally charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault. However, Frank Thomas, the victim in the case, died as a result of his injuries at a Houston hospital on Jan. 29.

The grand jury also indicted two of the four suspects related to the armed robbery of the Lovelady State Bank back in December. Demetrius Wheeler, 25, and Alonso Donell Irving, 27, both of Houston. Each man was indicted on a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge.

Wheeler was arrested in Houston on an unrelated charge in March. In addition to the aggravated robbery charge. Wheeler also has an evading arrest with a motor vehicle charge from Trinity County and possession with intent to deliver and motion to revoke parole charges from Harris County.

Two Lovelady State bank employees were pistol-whipped during the robbery, according to a bank official.

Three men robbed the bank on December, 17, 2015 before heading south on State Highway 19. A deputy with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office caught up to them and they bailed out of the car, holding handguns. The deputy fired his gun at them and one of the robbers collapsed and was arrested.

Two of the four suspects related to the robbery, Allus Bernard Hubbard Jr.,27, and Alonso Donell Irving, 27, of Houston, have already been arrested.

The fourth suspect, Ryan Glenn Scott, 26, is still at large, according to Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers. A robbery warrant has been issued for Scott, who is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. According to Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers, Scott has ties to the Kemah area of Galveston County.
Adrian Pounders, 47, of Crockett, was also among those indicted by the Houston County grand jury. He was indicted on two felony charges - possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram and endangering a child.

According to the affidavit, a CPD officer made a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Sunday and learned from one of the passengers that Pounders was selling illegal drugs from his home in the 200 block of S. 10th Street.

After the officer obtained a search warrant for Pounders’ home, and it was executed about four hours later, the CPD officer found numerous “meth pipes’ and other drug paraphernalia including baggies containing meth residue and digital scales throughout the home.

The officer also found a Ziploc bag that contained about .7 grams of meth in it, the affidavit stated.

Because of the large amount of drug paraphernalia discovered in the home, Pounders was charged with child endangerment because his 13-year-old son also lives there.

Pounders was later arrested and taken to the Houston County Jail.

The grand jury also indicted Ryan Minchew, 30, of Grapeland on a first-degree felony injury to a child charge.

According to an arrest affidavit, an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Plum Street to investigate the well-being of a two-month-old child.

According to the affidavit, the parents were requested to take the baby to the hospital after a report of the child falling and acting lethargic. During the investigation, police determined Minchew had thrown the baby from the bed to the floor,

The affidavit states Minchew and Knight did not seek medical treatment for the baby.

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Shari Pulliam said they had taken custody of the child and placed him with a relative. He is doing "well," she said.

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