HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - An accused cop killer who has already shown a willingness to flee has been given bond, and local law enforcement leaders are shocked that the judge would open the door to the suspect running again. Tavores Dewayne Henderson is accused of running over and killing Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan.
"Must admit I’m shaking my head in disbelief," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in a Facebook post.
It took several days for Gonzalez's deputies to track down Henderson, 21, and once caught he was given a $150,000 bond by magistrate Colin Amann.
Henderson was difficult to find because his mother and her boyfriend were helping him hide, according to authorities. Law enforcement fears that Henderson will have the same support again if he is able to get free.
For now, Henderson is still locked up because another judge gave him no bond on an aggravated assault case, where he allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend.
Henderson faces a felony murder charge in connection with the death of officer Sullivan. His charges are expected to be upgraded to capital murder of a peace officer sometime Friday.
Houston Police Officers Union President Joe Gamaldi called on Amann to resign.
“Your total lack of judgement/common sense in this case prevents you from ever sitting on that bench,” Gamaldi wrote in a tweet.