Galveston Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Aggravated Assault
Galveston County Distsrict Attorney
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY ALERT TESTING HAS BEEN POSTPONED
ߦ   Calif. officer dies after medical emergency at home
ߦ   Georgia police chief killed during pursuit
ߦ   Deputy killed by gunfire, 2nd wounded
ߦ   Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest
ߦ   Best TV News Bloopers August 2018
ߦ   DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case
ߦ   Ex-Iowa State golfer found dead at course; suspect charged with her murder
ߦ   Galveston Police Arrest Negligent Bartenders in Connection with June Fatal Crash
ߦ   Heated Santa Fe ISD meeting highlights contention between parents and school board
ߦ   Houston Fire Dept - Activity Summary
ߦ   Houston Police Dept - Activity Summary
ߦ   Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, Drug Distribution, Immigration and Firearms Violations
ߦ   Inside the SWAT team that took down the Austin bomber
ߦ   Man claims to be police officer after storming into Houston home, officials say
ߦ   Pearland Police Dept - Arrest Bulletin 09/10-16/2018
ߦ   Reckless motorcyclist wrecks out at busy Friendswood intersection
ߦ   Sheriff: Ky. deputy sustained 'life-changing' injuries in rest stop shooting
ߦ   Texas TV news and radio job moves August 2018
ߦ   Young Juveniles Arrested Following PCT 5 Investigation into Numerous Aggravated Robberies and Thefts
ߦ   Border Patrol Agent Charged With 4 Murders
ߦ   Cicero cop shot by parolee from California, prosecutors say
ߦ   Constables Arrest Felon For Theft Of A Firearm
ߦ   Deputy constable bitten while capturing dog that attacked boy, officials say
ߦ   DPS Issues Statement on Death of Retired DPS Colonel Thomas Davis
ߦ   Houston Police Dept - Call Response Summary
ߦ   Houston teen charged with killing NFL player dad and mom in Bellaire blames prostitution ring
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - William Jesse Werner
ߦ   Kansas sheriff's deputy shot, killed in line of duty
ߦ   Mississippi dispatcher brutally beaten while on duty at police department, cops say
ߦ   Richmond Police Investigating Shooting at Local Apartment Complex
ߦ   Undercover officer shot in head during attempted bar robbery
ߦ   Data Collection and Unsecured Systems Could Pose Risks to Students
ߦ   Family Dollar clerk in Bacliff catches man exposing himself to girl
ߦ   Galveston Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & Terroristic Threats

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

GALVESTON – On June 22, 2018, a Galveston County jury found defendant Eddie Randle guilty of the felony offense of Aggravated Assault. The jury made an affirmative finding that a deadly weapon was used in this offense. The defendant was faced with one prior felony conviction, which was used to enhance his punishment in this case to a range of minimum 5 years in prison and a maximum 99 years or life. The defendant elected to have the jury decide punishment. After the punishment phase was concluded on June 22, 2018, the jury sentenced the defendant to 9 years in prison.

 

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Randle’s jury trial began in the 405th District Court. According to trial testimony, on May 21, 2017, Officer Christopher Condy of the City of Galveston Police Department was dispatched to the scene of an assault. Officer Condy testified that when he arrived at the scene, he located a single victim slumped over in the driver seat of a vehicle, covered in blood, with apparent stab wounds.

 

Jurors learned through eyewitness testimony that defendant Randle had gotten into an argument with the victim earlier at a Texas City nightclub. Later that morning, the victim and witnesses went to Randle’s home in Galveston to retrieve a vehicle and clothing that witnesses had left at the home prior to going to the nightclub. Witnesses testified that when they arrived at the home, they noticed the tires to the car had been punctured, they then asked Randle for their clothing he told them to leave. The jury learned that the victim and witnesses turned to go, and as they were leaving, the defendant produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. Jurors learned that the 44 year-old victim suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest as a result of the assault and was transported, by paramedics, from the scene to the University of Texas Medical Branch.

 

The defendant argued that he acted in self-defense when he stabbed the victim. In a statement taken by Detective Wayne Moody of the City of Galveston Police Department, the defendant stated he stabbed the victim inside of his home because he had been attacked there by the victim. Officer Condy testified that the evidence at the scene did not support the story the defendant had told investigators. Officer Condy explained to the jury that the evidence at the scene supported the version of events told to them by the victim and other witnesses to the assault.

 

The defendant elected to have the jury decide his punishment. In the punishment phase of trial, the jury learned the defendant had been convicted of aggravated assault in 2009 and served time in prison. In addition, prosecutors presented evidence showing that the defendant committed other felony and misdemeanor offences including resisting arrest, assault causing bodily injury, attempted burglary of a motor vehicle, and attempted forgery. After deliberation, the jury sentenced the defendant to 9 years in prison for Aggravated Assault. The defendant will be required to serve one half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

 

Randle was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Tiffany Myers and Adam Poole in the 405th District Court, with Judge Michelle Slaughter presiding. The investigations were conducted by the City of Galveston Police Department.

 

 

Mugshots for active inmates are available at:  http://p2c.co.galveston.tx.us/jailinmates.aspx

 

Public Records can be obtained at: http://publicaccess.co.galveston.tx.us/default.aspx

 

Ross Hill

Assistant Criminal District Attorney

Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.