Man who posed as census worker in home invasion charged

Prentice Lester Daigle, 23, is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court.

June 28, 2011 9:23:20 AM PDT
One of three suspects wanted for posing as census workers and fatally stabbing a man in a fatal home invasion last year has been charged with murder.

Prentice Lester Daigle, 23, is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court. Police say patrol officers responded to an assault call in the 400 block of Truman near Yale about 2:45pm on May 8, 2010. According to witnesses, three unknown black male suspects forced their way into the residence, assaulted homeowner Reginald Keith Haynes and other occupants, and ransacked the house.

The suspects then fled the scene with several items. They were last seen in a white or cream-colored Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck with dark tinted windows.

Haynes, 48, suffered lacerations and possible internal injuries. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Police say further investigation identified Daigle as a suspect in this case. He is currently in the Harris County Jail on an unrelated charge.

Anyone with information on the two other unidentified suspects in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.