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Houston County grand jury indicts 4 suspects in sexually charged home invasion robbery

Jay Barrett (Source: Houston County Jail) Jay Barrett (Source: Houston County Jail)
Fabian Vazquez (Source: Houston County Jail) Fabian Vazquez (Source: Houston County Jail)
Jose Vazquez (Source Houston County Jail) Jose Vazquez (Source Houston County Jail)
Xavier Mitchell (Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers) Xavier Mitchell (Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers)
Cody Bledsoe and Damon Dickson (Source: Houston County Jail) Cody Bledsoe and Damon Dickson (Source: Houston County Jail)
CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

A Houston County grand jury indicted the four suspects in a sexually charged home invasion robbery that occurred in the 100 block of Park Place on June 12.

Jay Barrett, 17, of Highlands, Xavier Alazae Deshawn Mitchell, 17, of Baytown, Fabian Xavier Vasquez, 17, of Baytown, and Jose Vasquez, 19, of Houston, were all indicted on aggravated robbery charges. Mitchell was also indicted on an indecency of a child charge.

Mitchell is still at large at this time. According to Houston County records, he has not been booked to the jail on those charges yet. Anyone with any information that could lead to his arrest is urged to call the sheriff’s office at (936) 544-2862 or call Crime Stoppers at 9936) 363-TIPS.

The other three suspects were arrested in Kentucky on June18. They were caught in the act of committing a burglary, the affidavit stated.

The affidavit East Texas News obtained stated that Barrett, Jose Vazquez, and Mitchell kicked in the front door of a home in the 100 block of Park Place in Crockett in the early morning hours of June 12. Two of the people recognized Barrett’s face and his voice, the affidavit stated.

Barrett was allegedly armed with a handgun, which appeared to be a black semiautomatic pistol, and the other two men were armed with baseball bats, according to the victims. A man and his two children, ages, 16 and 14, were in the home when the home-invasion robbery occurred, the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Barrett and the other two men were looking for cash and guns. When they didn’t find what they had been looking for, they stole flat-screen televisions, a laptop, and game consoles, the affidavit stated.

During the course of the robbery, Mitchell went to the juvenile girl’s room and questioned her about her sexual experience, the affidavit stated. He then allegedly forced her to lift her shirt and touched her inappropriately. 

The boy stayed in his bed, and Barrett came into his room and put the gun to his head, the affidavit stated.

At that point, the suspects left the scene in two vehicles and headed toward the Trinity/Huntsville area on State Highway 19. Surveillance video from Broxon’s Hardware in Lovelady showed two vehicles traveling south on SH 19 about the time the suspects’ vehicles would have been coming through the area.

When the victims were identified at the sheriff’s office, they said they were 100 percent certain that Barrett was one of the suspects and identified him via a driver’s license photo. They also said that he used to be their neighbor and was well known to them, the affidavit stated.

Barrett allegedly made contact with the female victim on Facebook on June 12, saying, “im around," and when the victim replied ‘and,” he said, “ooo my bad.”
The affidavit stated that the suspects in the case made the people in the home fearful of bodily injury or death to commit theft.

After the Houston County Sheriff’s Office investigators got a warrant for Barrett’s arrest, they took to social media to learn the identities of the other suspects.

The Houston County grand jury also indicted Cody Lynn Bledsoe, 28, of Grapeland, and Damon Dickson, 33, of Beaumont, on aggravated robbery charges. They are both accused of robbing a man at gunpoint on July 30.

According to the arrest affidavit, one of the suspects in that case later bragged they had “[expletive] up a white man out of $80.”

Also among those indicted by the Houston County grand jury were two suspects in another, unrelated robbery case. Gujuan Malik Freeman, 21, of Eunice, Louisiana, and Treaveon Handsborough, 26, of Crockett, were both indicted on aggravated robbery charges.

Freeman and Handsborough are accused of taking part in a home invasion robbery that occurred on June 29. When Crockett PD officers served a search warrant on Freemans home, they found a an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle and a stolen pistol.

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