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Yong J. An in the News

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Attorney Yong J. AnThese are local news stories that we would like to share with you. They are stories that you may have heard on TV, the radio, read from a news source or have heard by word of mouth. These are some of the cases that attorney Yong J. An has defended and he would like to share insight about them with you. Additionally, we have also included other relavant resources that may be of interest.


Criminal Defense: Alleged gang rape by 3 Hondurans

Case Result: Dismissed
Attorney: Yong J. An

From news source ABC channel 13, KTRK-TV Houston, TX
October 11, 2010
by Andy Cerota

Police investigate alleged gang rape

"Four people are in custody, accused of snatching a woman from the parking lot of a north Houston apartment complex. The woman told investigators she was attacked early Saturday morning at the City View apartments in the Greenspoint area..." full article

Here is the ABC news story directly from their website

Insight by attorney Yong J. An... coming soon!


13-year-old who stole car returning to Texas without meeting Kentucky boy

by Drew Karedes/ KHOU 11 News

HOUSTON--A 13-year-old girl from Cypress is on the reverse route back home after stealing her brother's car and making it nearly 800 miles.

Beth Robinson was headed to meet a 12-year-old boy named Dylan from Kentucky. The two first met online while playing XBox.

Beth was pulled over by a state trooper on Interstate 40 eastbound in Nashville. Authorities say Beth almost hit a guardrail...

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Investigators still trying to make sense of College Station shooting

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Fidelity Street in historic College Station is still, very much, an active crime scene. Investigators are still trying to make sense of it all.

There's still much we don't know about Thomas Alton Caffall, 35, the man officers shot and killed in a shootout on Tuesday.

That's after investigators say Caffall killed two people and injured three others. Detectives have been able to get inside his home that was at the center of the deadly shooting.

Chief Jeff Capps is with the College Station police department.

"Investigators have been able to recover long guns and a pistol from the scene," Capps says.

Law enforcement officers also went door to door in the community Caffall lived in. They want to ensure no stone has been left unturned and no witness ignored...

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Flaws have long plagued Harris probation agency

Pervasive problems - marked by chaotic record-keeping, rampant human error and ineffective oversight - run deeper at Harris County's probation department than courthouse insiders may have imagined, according to thousands of documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

After a jarring court hearing last month cast doubt on the accuracy of the department's 300,000 annual drug tests, its director and two lieutenants have resigned, the District Attorney's Office and some judges have shunned all lab results, and state officials have launched an investigation.

"There was no part of the process that was exempt from error after error after error," said Lisa Andrews, the lawyer who put the agency on trial for three days while defending a probationer. "There were errors from the time someone walked in and showed their identification all the way until the data was uploaded to the county's computer."...

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Defense invokes clergy rule in beer theft, robbery

By Chris Paschenko - The Daily News

GALVESTON — A pastor testifying Friday in a beer shoplifting-turned-robbery trial didn't have to tell the jury how he learned of a parishioner's arrest when the defense attorney invoked the clergy privilege rule.

The Rev. Shawn Plant was testifying Friday in the punishment hearing of David Angel Ramos, 42, who was convicted Thursday of robbery in a Jan. 15 incident at Kroger, 5730 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston, prosecutor Brandon Sims said.

Ramos was accused of loading a shopping cart full of beer and bypassing the cashier on the way out the front door.

A beer distributor drew a Kroger employee's attention to the incident, and employees chased Ramos, who left the beer behind, Sims said. The incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. on a Sunday, just minutes from kickoff of the Houston Texans playoff game with the Baltimore Ravens, Sims said....

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Sickly elderly man receives $2,200 toll road bill

by Vicente Arenas/ KHOU 11

HOUSTON—A 92-year-old man was shocked when he received a $2,200 toll road bill.

His SUV's permit had expired without him knowing and his son had been driving the vehicle on the Westpark toll road.

"I was astonished," said Thurston Hooper.

The World War II vet was going back and forth to a dialysis center and had been moving from one assisted living facility to another at the time. He hadn't checked his mail at his home...

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Judge's family crisis puts cop rape trial on hold

by Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News

HOUSTON – The rape trial of former Houston Police officer Abraham Joseph has been delayed because of a family crisis for the judge.

The alleged victim was to spend her third day on the witness stand Friday. The trial began this past Tuesday.

But sources confirm that a serious crisis in the family of Judge Denise Collins has delayed the proceedings indefinitely...

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Police: Man Arrested For Raping Pizza Delivery Woman

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Police say a Houston-area man suspected of raping a delivery woman was caught after returning to a pizza place where he earlier allegedly stole food.

Baytown police say alert employees recognized the man.

Harris County Jail records show 20-year-old James Jackson of Baytown was being held Wednesday on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated robbery. Online records did not list an attorney for Jackson, who's held on $60,000 bond.

Investigators say a Domino's Pizza delivery woman was robbed and raped May 28 by a man who jumped into her vehicle. She recognized...

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