Elderly man beaten in South Houston home invasion

Charles Jacquard Turner has been charged with the aggravated robbery of Thomas V. Mixon

May 17, 2011 2:51:16 PM PDT
Police in South Houston used surveillance photos and a sharp-eyed neighbor to help find a suspect in a violent home invasion. On Monday, shortly after noon, a woman called South Houston Police to report that her husband was found badly beaten inside the couple's home in the 1100 block of Iowa.

The woman said her 79-year-old husband Thomas Mixon was lying in a pool of blood when she returned home, and appeared to have been beaten in the face, mouth and head. He was transported to Hermann Hospital for treatment.

An investigation led police to believe the suspect in the home invasion was the same person captured earlier in the day on surveillance video at a T-Mobile store along the Gulf Freeway and College Avenue in Houston. They say police were called after the suspect caused a disturbance there.

Police say the suspect left the store and stole a bicycle nearby. That bicycle was the same one found in the driveway of the home invasion suspect. A neighbor of the home invasion suspect also tells police she recognized the suspect in the photos as someone who tried to get into her house before moving on to the victim's.

According to police, Charles Jacquard Turner has now been charged with the aggravated robbery. Turner was arrested first on an unrelated drug charge.

Mixon's white pickup was found abandoned in the 4600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Turner is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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