21-year-old Rudy Herrera and two friends have been charged with Third Degree Felony Kidnapping after investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit unfold a kidnapping plot.
Herrera and the friends, identified as 21-year-old Billie Griggs and a 16-year-old male juvenile, kidnaped Herrera’s two-year-old daughter from the child’s mother yesterday afternoon at the Sunset Mall.
A preliminary investigation revealed the trio drove to the mall, located the mother and child, and then jumped out of a pickup truck while the male juvenile suspect snatched the child in a coordinated abduction plot.
As officers were preparing to issue a community-wide Nixle Alert for kidnapping, Herrera was tipped-off that police were involved and then preemptively called police to report the child was in his possession.
Shortly after, police located the child with Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect at a residence located in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane.
Herrera, Griggs, and the juvenile suspect have been charged with Kidnapping.
The child was returned safely to her mother.
Brixlee Marie Lee, the two-month-old infant who was recently placed on life support after being found unconscious and testing positive for heroin has succumbed to her injuries.
Lee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020 after officers located her unconscious at a residence located in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue. Due to Lee’s declining state and the location of the responding ambulance, officers transported Lee via patrol vehicle while another officer administered CPR. The attending physician later advised that Lee was in cardio-respiratory failure and that, had the medical intervention not occurred when it did, Lee would have died. Staff also advised the officers that Lee had injection sites on her extremities and head and that she tested positive for heroin.
Lee was transported later that day to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she remained on life-support until physicians pronounced her death on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Lee’s mother, 21-year-old Destiney Harbour, Lee’s maternal grandmother, 37-year-old Christin Chanelle Bradley, and Bradley's boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Wayne Smock, have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to Child – Serious Bodily Injury.
Harbour is being held on $100,000.00 bond. Smock is being held on $50,000.00 bond. Bradley was released on November 8, 2020, after posting bond.
Lee’s body was sent for autopsy. The results are pending.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue for the report of an unconscious infant.
When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive two-month-old female and administered life-saving measures while transporting the infant to Shannon Medical Center for treatment. Hospital Officials assessed the infant and advised officers that they observed injection sites on the infant’s extremities and head and that the infant’s urine tested positive for Heroin. Due to the severity of the infant’s condition, the infant was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where she remains on life-support.
Detectives with the Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit responded and learned the infant’s 21-year-old mother, Destiney Harbour, had given birth to the infant at the residence in late August and that the infant had not received formal medical care since her birth. Investigators also discovered that Harbour’s mother, 37-year-old Christin Bradley, and Bradley’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Smock, had assisted with the infant’s care inside the home.
While executing a search warrant at the Webster residence, investigators located drug paraphernalia as well as a small quantity of suspected Heroin, Methamphetamine, marijuana, and pills.
Harbour, Bradley, and Smock have been charged with First Degree Felony Injury to a Child - Serious Bodily Injury. Their bonds were set to $100K and $50K respectively.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Harbour Bradley Smock
On Thursday, October 22, 2020, San Angelo Police began investigating the kidnapping of a 30-year-old San Angelo woman where the suspect, who was an acquaintance of the victim, reportedly held the woman captive and physically and sexually assaulted her at a residence located in the 600 block of East Harris Avenue before stealing her vehicle.
Hours later, a San Angelo Police Officer discovered the stolen vehicle in the 2400 block of Jomar. The suspect driver, identified as 40-year-old Lionel Munoz, fled the officers and a brief vehicle and foot pursuit ensued. Muniz was eventually taken into custody without further incident and then treated at a nearby hospital for dog bite-related injuries he sustained while attempting to hide from officers in a stranger’s backyard.
During the subsequent field investigation, Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained a Search Warrant for the Harris Avenue residence. During the search, officers located a significant amount of evidence, which corroborated the victim’s allegations.
Munoz has been charged with Aggravated Kidnapping – Bodily Injury/Sexual Abuse and Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle. Bond has been set for $157,500.00
Additional charges are forthcoming pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.