HOUSTON — The man who reported last weekend that 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been kidnapped was arrested near Houston in reference to her disappearance and police talked about they found her blood in his residence.
Derion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested Saturday with out incident at his brother’s residence in Sugar Land, Texas, about 22 miles southwest of Houston, a press launch from Houston police talked about. A courtroom docket doc talked about he was charged with tampering with a human corpse.
Asked if police think about Vence killed Maleah, Houston police spokesman Kese Smith talked about: “At this point in time those are the charges we have filed and I can’t say any more than that.”
After his arrest, bond was set at $999,999 for Vence, in retaining with Harris County Jail info.
Vence, 26, knowledgeable police last Saturday that males in a pickup truck kidnapped him, Maleah and his 2-year-old son sooner than releasing him and the boy. But Sugar Land police, who initially interviewed him, talked about his story saved altering and didn’t add up.
Houston police talked about Saturday that just a few of his claims have been false.
Vence reported that his silver Nissan Altima was taken in the kidnapping nevertheless surveillance video confirmed that vehicle was used to drop Vence off later at a hospital, the place he first reported the kidnapping, police talked about.
“His story turned out not to be the case, including the fact that there was that blood evidence in the apartment linked to Maleah,” Smith talked about.
He talked about authorities have not found the woman and the investigation is steady.
The police assertion talked about Vence was seen carrying a full laundry basket from the residence. That basket was later found in the trunk of the Nissan along with a gasoline can.
Maleah’s mother Brittany Bowens, talked about by a spokesman that Vence is her former fiance. Bowens appeared outside her residence Friday as Quanell X, an space civil rights activist, addressed reporters on her behalf.
Quanell X talked about that Vence had abused Maleah and that Bowens believes Vence harmed the woman.
Police have described Vence as Maleah’s stepfather. But Quanell X talked about that Vence and Bowens have been not too way back in a fight and she or he broke off their engagement.
Child Protective Services eradicated Maleah and her brothers from the home Vence and Bowens shared in August after the woman suffered a head wound, nevertheless the children have been returned in February, in retaining with an firm spokeswoman.