Monday, October 12, 2009

I finally beat Bill Crider to a story

Texas man found asleep with corpse inside closet

Oct 12th, 2009 | HOUSTON -- A Houston man found asleep with a corpse inside a closet of a vacant home has been charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, authorities said Monday. Cody Jean Plant, 21, was discovered Sunday after the owner of the house reported hearing voices and seeing signs of forced entry at the home in Cypress, about 25 miles northwest of Houston, according to a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable official. Authorities did not immediately release the dead man's identity.

"There were two guys in the closet. They appeared to be sleeping, one was snoring and the other was deceased," said Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Herman. "It appeared that they were doing some sort of narcotics, at least the one that they woke up."

Plant was charged with one count of possession of a dangerous drug and two counts of possession of a controlled substance of more than three grams and less than 28 grams. All are punishable by up to a year in jail. It was not immediately clear what kind of drugs Plant allegedly had in his possession.

Plant also had been charged with abuse of a corpse after prosecutors alleged he treated the body "in an offensive manner," but that charge was dropped Monday during a probable cause hearing.

Plant remained in the Harris County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail Monday. Jail officials did not know Monday night whether Plant had an attorney.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

6 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Hey, I think this is the second time this has happened!

Tom Piccirilli said...

The real story is in what kind of an offensive manner the corpse was treated!

Evan Lewis said...

The 2009 Criderbeater award goes to... Ed Gorman! (applause)

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Congrats, Ed. Now, if you can beat him to a gator story, you've really done something special.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

Iowa leads the way.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

Gotta love Texas!

Kenneth Mark Hoover
Allen, TX