Houston TX – Mary Nan Huffman, the Republican nominee for Harris County District Attorney, issued the following statement today after a repeat criminal committed a triple homicide in Houston Wednesday evening:
“The people of Harris County are not safe with Kim Ogg as their District Attorney. Because of Ms. Ogg’s failures, dangerous criminals are free to walk the streets and prey upon the good people of Harris County.
“The suspect who is charged with a triple homicide should have been behind bars, but instead was allowed to walk free. Joshua Kelsey is a career criminal having been convicted and served time for multiple felonies including Burglary of a Building, Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of a Firearm. In 2017, Kelsey even jumped bail but Ogg’s misguided hug-a-thug policies never yielded charges. Last year when Kelsey was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a third degree felony, the charge was reduced and he was given a plea deal that allowed him to walk free after just six short months instead of being sent to prison for up to 10 years. Kim Ogg is personally responsible for these deaths – she is the purveyor of the mayhem that is sweeping our streets. This is an injustice to the families of Kelsey’s three latest victims and an injustice to all citizens of Harris County.
“People should feel safe in their homes. The current district attorney cares more about politics than she does about protecting the people. As your next district attorney, I will hold criminals accountable by enforcing the laws of the State of Texas. I will protect the public by supporting the efforts of Law Enforcement and be a voice for victims. I will return experience to the district attorney’s office, so the citizens of Harris County have a safe place to live, work and play.”
Joshua Kelsey, who has a long criminal history, was apprehended after a short police chase in south Houston on Wednesday night. Police believe he was responsible for three separate shootings that resulted in three deaths and one serious injury.