DICKINSON — A boy bound during a Wednesday home invasion grabbed a gun and sent the suspects fleeing in an incident in Webster that police said involved two sexual assaults and an abandoned murder plot.
Police in Dickinson ultimately detained two men, but Webster police didn’t immediately release the names of the suspects, pending formal charges.
Authorities first learned of the incident at 11:10 a.m. after receiving a report of a man with a gun in the 18400 block of Anne Drive, Webster police Chief Ray Smiley said in a statement.
‘They were to be murdered’
The incident began about 4:30 a.m. when two men entered the home and held three residents hostage. During the home invasion, police accused one man, described only as white, of sexually assaulting two women.
“The suspects then tied all three residents and drove them to a field in Alvin, where they were to be murdered,” Smiley said. “However, the black male suspect was able to talk the white male out of killing the victims.”
Getting the gun
Police accused the suspects of returning the victims to the home on Anne Drive to help dispose of evidence.
“At this point, the male juvenile victim was able to get free and arm himself with a handgun, which the family had,” Smiley said. “He then confronted the suspects, who fled the scene.”
The boy’s age wasn’t listed in the statement.
Police detained the white man in the area of the home and learned a second man, described only as black, left in a maroon pickup.
Webster police called Dickinson police, providing a description of the truck. A Dickinson officer spotted the truck at a Citgo convenience store at state Highway 3 and Deats Road, Dickinson police Sgt. Oscar Stoker said.
The officer believed at first that no one was in the truck and saw a man, described as black, leave the store. The man entered the driver’s side, Stoker said. Several officers stopped the truck, which pulled behind a fireworks business in the 3200 block of state Highway 3 at 12:20 p.m., Stoker said.
Police found two men in the pickup and detained them until Webster police arrived. Dickinson police had no charges against them, Stoker said.
One of the men detained by Dickinson was not involved in the home invasion, Smiley said.
The case remained under investigation Wednesday, including whether the suspects knew the victims, Webster assistant police Chief Tomas Claunch said.