9 men, including former Astros draft pick, arrested for trying to meet teens for sex in Harris County

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office said an undercover chat sting resulted in multiple arrests, including a 75-year-old man attempting to meet with a teenager and a former Astros draft pick.

Deputies said 75-year-old Williard Billings took a scooter and bus to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old.

Michael Schurz, 32, was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 44 round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft, according to the Baseball Reference.

Deputies said Billings and Schurz are among the nine people arrested for attempting to meet with minors.

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SUSPECTS:

Williard Billings, 75
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor
Bond: $5,000 - posted bond

Kelvin Mcleod Jr., 26
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor and additionally charged with assault on a police officer. He allegedly tried to take a weapon from the police officer
Occupation: Security guard
Bond: $90,000 - posted bond

Michael Schurz, 32
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor and possession of a controlled substance
Occupation: Former minor league baseball player. He also worked for the Astros organization. Currently employed as a baseball instructor
Bond: $12,500 - posted bond

Kevin Patrick Spiars, 55
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor
Occupation: Self employed as a construction contractor
Bond: $20,000 - posted bond

Luis Angel Flores, 35
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor
Bond: $10,000 - posted bond

Ramiro Dorado, 50
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor
Bond: $10,000 - posted bond

Shayan Sadeghbegi, 22
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor
Bond: $10,000 - posted bond

Rylan Garnett, 19
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor. Authorities say he thought he was meeting a 9-year-old.
Occupation: College student majoring in criminal justice
Bond: $10,000 - posted bond

Eduardo Salazar, 46
Charge: Online solicitation of a minor. Authorities say he drove from San Antonio to Houston to meet with a minor.
Bond: $10,000 - posted bond

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