March 9, 2017
a result of both inter-agency and community-reinforced teamwork, investigators
with La Porte PD were able to identify a recent sexual assault suspect within a
matter of days. Solid work by
detectives, officers, and La Porte residents, following a series of alerts and
media blasts, channeled the focus of the entire community toward finding the
man who investigators believe committed a sexual assault offenses within the
year old Samuel Duran, of Baytown, was taken into custody by LPPD detectives on
the afternoon of Wednesday March 8th.
Duran faces a charge of Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon, with the
248th District Court setting his pre-trial bond at $50,000. Duran’s court case will address a March 6th
episode involving an attempted sexual assault which took
place at a La Porte foot massage parlor, in the City’s 9600 block of Spencer
Relations Information for 03/06/2017
Relations Officer – Sgt. John Krueger
suspect sought by La Porte Police
Images of Sexual Assault Suspect
after 11:00 a.m., on March 6th 2017, a male suspect entered into a
massage business located in the 9600 block of La Porte’s Spencer Hwy, and
quickly forced a female employee into a massage room.
an attempt to sexually assault the female employee, a customer entered the
business, interrupting the crime.
Because of the disruption, the suspect ran eastbound from the business,
toward Underwood Road.
suspect was described to investigators as a Hispanic male with black hair, muscular
build, and wearing gray or faded black jeans, along with a dark t-shirt.
The suspect also has a tattoo on his upper left arm (no description). If anyone recognizes the suspect, or has any
information on the crime, please contact the La Porte Police Department’s
Criminal Investigations Division at 281-842-3173.