Mom among two charged in attempted home invasion

November 18, 2011 3:39:46 PM PST
Two people are now charged in an attempted home invasion and shooting in northwest Harris County. One of them is the mother of the 14-year-old girl who was held at gunpoint.

It all went down at a home on Woodland Oaks Drive near Breezeway as the girl walked to school Friday morning.

The family of the 14-year-old girl is protecting her from cameras right now. But when Eyewitness News saw her, she smiled, said she's doing fine and seems to be in good spirits despite the fact that her mother was just charged with aggravated robbery.

Deanna Raylene Horn sobbed as investigators handcuffed her and put her in the backseat of a patrol vehicle. If you listen carefully, she asks them about her child: "Where's my daughter?"

By this time, her 14-year-old daughter was under the protection of law enforcement. But in the early morning hours, on her way to the bus stop deputies say two men grabbed the girl, forcing her to unlock the door to her house.

"Grabs her around the neck like in a choke hold and puts pistol up to her head and tells her to unlock the front door," said Lt. Jeff Stauber with the Harris Co. Sheriff's Office.

The girl's father, Richard Goodie, was inside, heard the commotion outside the door, grabbed his gun and fired a shot through the door.

"He already knew his daughter was out of the way so she was clear from the shot," said Lt. Stauber.

Deputies identified the suspect who was shot as Michael Ray Hendricks. He is undergoing surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital and is also charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. His accomplice took the gun with him, stole a neighbor's truck and fled the scene, driving right past a bus stop cluttered with teenagers.

"I was barely going to work and I heard the shots going on and I panicked. I was like, 'What is going on?' I was outside and turned on my truck and went back to the house, came back outside and I just saw they took my truck. They stole it from my driveway," said eyewitness Pat Garza.

The father, Goodie, wouldn't talk about his ex-wife's motivation or involvement in the robbery. He says for now he's focusing on protecting his daughter.

Goodie says he didn't know either of the suspects. Deputies say his ex-wife knew one of them. Investigators are following leads on that third suspect who is still at-large.

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