Harris County Judge Greg Glass has angered the police after he cut bail for a man who had been arrested 18 times since 2008. Serial criminal Deon Ledet, 30, has a rap sheet that includes assault with a deadly weapon, but instead of keeping him locked up someone who was a danger to society. Instead of listening to prosecutors, Glass decided to cut Ledet’s bail in half, and Ledet was freed.
Sr. Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey and Sgt. Michael Vance was trying to arrest Ledet, who then whipped out a gun and shot both officers, killing Jeffrey and badly wounding Vance who will need months to recuperate.
Houston Police Officers’ Union President Doug Griffith has called on Glass to resign and if he doesn’t Griffith says he will help a challenger in the next election. Griffith said that the two officers would never have been shot f the justice system (Glass) had done its job. 0The entire Houston police force is upset because they know very well that they could be next.
“He needs to have the integrity to step down. Until he decides to step up and explain himself, we will continue to come after him. I will actively search for people who will run against him.”
On Monday, serial criminal Deon Ledet, 30 who has previously been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, evading arrest, and arrested twice in 2020 for high-level drug charges, shot and killed a police officer, William “Bill” Jeffrey. He also shot Sgt. Michael Vance. who was also assisting in the arrest of Leder.
According to court records, Ledet had been arrested a whopping 18 times since 2008. In lieu of his criminal record, prosecutors were adamant that Ledet be denied bond and placed behind bars pending trial for two 2020 felony drug charges.
But Glass evidently disagreed. First, he chose to set bond. Then, in Nov. 2020, when the district attorney’s office requested that the twice-convicted felon’s bond be revoked, Glass responded by cutting the bond amounts in half, from $20,000 and $40,000 to $10,000 and $20,000.
Additionally, Ledet was supposed to be administered a GPS ankle monitor, but he never showed up for his appointment.