Woman pleads guilty to making false 911 report that sparked botched HPD Harding Street raid

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Patricia Ann Garcia allegedly called 911 and claimed her daughter was doing drugs at the victims' home, but federal prosecutors said it wasn't true.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman who made a false 911 report that led to the botched Harding Street Raid in January 2019 has pleaded guilty to a charge of conveying false information.

According to the indictment, Patricia Ann Garcia called 911 and claimed her 25-year-old daughter was inside Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle's home doing drugs, but federal prosecutors said none of it was true.

Three weeks after the report to police, narcotics officers executed a "no-knock" warrant on the home.

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Nicholas and Tuttle were killed and four officers were wounded.

Garcia's sentencing is set for June 8, 2021. The officers involved will go on trial.

Six former Houston police officers are indicted in 17 felony charges related to the botched raid.

Below is a list of the indictments:

Former Officer Gerald Goines

  • Felony murder - two counts
  • Tampering with a government record (search warrants) - four counts
  • Aggregate theft by a public servant between $2,500 and $30,000

Former Officer Steven Bryant

  • Aggregate theft by a public servant between $2,500 and $30,000
  • Tampering with a government record (confidential informant forms which contain details of money allegedly given to informants for services or buying drugs)

Former Sgt. Clemente Reyna

  • Tampering with a government record (confidential informant forms) - three counts
  • Theft by a public servant between $2,500 and $30,000

Former Sgt. Thomas Wood

  • Tampering with a government record (confidential informant form)
  • Theft by a public servant between $2,500 and $30,000

Former Lt. Robert Gonzales

  • Misapplication of fiduciary property

Former Officer Hodgie Armstrong

  • Tampering with a government record (offense report and confidential informant form) - two counts
  • Aggregate theft by a public servant

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