FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 17, 2017
9:04:30 AM CST
Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting of Woman Found at 12247 Sunset Meadow Lane
Charges have been filed
against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman found at 12247 Sunset
Meadow Lane about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday (February 16).
The suspect, Jerald
Dewayne Watt (b/m, 40), is charged with murder in the 351st State District Court
for his role in the death of his common-law wife, Rena Marie Hodges, 35.
A photo of Watt, who
remains at large, is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division
Sergeants K. Daignault and J. Dominguez reported:
Ms. Hodges was found
deceased in her town home at the above address. She suffered at least one
gunshot wound. Information was developed and led investigators to
identify and charge Watt in her death.
Watt is wanted and
could be driving in two vehicles: a 2002 blue Ford Explorer with Texas
license plates FJW-9847 or a 2010 white Nissan Versa with Texas license plates
8KMWV (handicapped plate).
Anyone with information
on Jerald Watt's whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at
713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.