Police: Men Held Against Their Will in ‘Deplorable’ Home

Dale Lezon, Chron, July 19, 2013

Viewed in its best light, the modest brick house on Whitecastle Lane could be described as one more shabby group home, an unregulated or lightly monitored residence where a handful of people received shelter in exchange for government benefit checks or whatever money they had.

But some of those who stayed there have a different description of it–dungeon. It was less refuge than prison, they said, a place where they were slowly starving behind locked doors.

Houston police officers who went to the home after a 911 call Friday said at least four men apparently were kept there against their will. Three were found in a renovated garage, which did not have a bathroom, and one was in the house in front. They were not shackled or tied up, police said, but an elaborate series of locks kept them from getting out.

“Deplorable” was the adjective police Sgt. Steve Murdock used in describing conditions at the house in the 8600 block of Whitecastle, where the men were lured by the promise of food, beer and cigarettes. The three in the garage slept on a linoleum floor and were fed scraps, they told police. {snip}

Murdock said the men told investigators their government benefit checks were being taken from them by those who controlled the home. Some of the men appear to be military veterans and were possibly homeless. They were not allowed to leave.

“They clearly stated to us they were being held against their will,” said HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva.

{snip} They had no access to a bathroom–a bucket or portable toilet may have been provided, police said – and there was only one chair in the room. She said the three men found in the garage appeared malnourished. They were taken to LBJ General Hospital. The fourth man appeared to be in better condition and was being interviewed by police.

Police said the men’s ages are 80, 74 and 65. The fourth man was said to be in his 50s. {snip}


Since December 2008, the address has been the registered location of a nonprofit corporation called Regina’sFaith Ministries Inc., directed by 57-year-old Regina Jones, who is also known in public records as Regina K. Nelson.

Efforts to contact the home, its owner or people associated with the address according to public records were unsuccessful on Friday.

Police detained one man for questioning. He was at the home when police arrived, but whether he lived there or was involved in the recruitment of potential residents was unclear.

Four women also were found in the home. One appeared to be a caretaker for the other three, who appeared to be mentally disabled. They did not appear to have been held captive.



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  • [Guest]

    Houston, we have a problem!

  • Spartacus

    No mention of the race of the perp(s)?

  • “Houston”

    At first glance, I would have guessed illegal alien drop house.

  • Non Humans

    Looked like a mexican was the one that they picked as the “Jailkeeper”. These elderswere literal prisoners in their own homes. Americans are coming closer to being prisoners in their own country at the hands of the libtards and all of their protected minority classes. Maybe that’s another reason that the libtard’s want the amnesty so badly, to make true Americans prisoners in their own homes.
    On a side note: Notice how in the ” “News” ” video “Report” how they kept focusing in on the poor poor downtrodden lil old nonhuman. All he wanted was a roof and some beer and cigarettes, and ended up getting enslaved all over again. My widdle hawt just bleeds. [/sarc]

  • bigone4u

    Obama plans to put more of these code violation situations in every neighborhood by moving poor blacks into every white neighborhood. Code violations seem to be a useful means to reverse Obama’s grand plan.

    • me

      It’s part of his new assault on the USA, along with wide open borders, amnesty, mass immigration, and his ‘healthcare plan’ for elderly Whites–death panels and having ‘provided care’ from Shaniqua, Pedro, and Mohammed…..

    • Earl Turner

      And that is the one idea of the crap-colored Muslim from Kenya that I support 110%. Nothing less is ever going to wake whites up and finally unite enough of us to make a difference.

    • Absolutely right! Using existing law is always the proper first approach.

      • bigone4u

        The secret would involve mobilizing the neighborhood to call in the public health people, the fire marshal, and any other code offices that might have jurisdiction. Contact your city councilman’s office, write letters demanding action. If there’s a neighborhood association with power, then get them to tighten up the rules. For example, if there’s a black fambly with a house that needs painting, fine them until it’s painted properly. Same with the yard and so forth.

  • Freedoooom

    Heh. Grooming is alive in America. Americans just pretend its not happening.

    Recently 2 girls told their parents that they were at each others house. Went on vacation with 2 black guys, ended up being freed by a undercover police officer. Parents had NO CLUE.

    • Rhialto

      That would be a great plot for a “disney” movie.

      • me

        Ha ha! “Freaky Friday”….

    • Spartacus

      White parents should tell their children about the dangers of associating with dark-skins, keep their kids on a close leash. This isn’t a safe world anymore, and they have to be careful .

  • Sick of it

    But they wouldn’t arrest the women who WEREN’T held hostage? Obviously they must be innocent…

  • Whitetrashgang

    This could be a new African American tradition, like necklacing or eating monkey brains while the monkey is still alive. What will they think of next? Commiting 90% of the crime in the neighbourhood, never working a day in their life, or wearing a weave and not washing their scalp for 2 months? I really cant wait till the next AA tradition.

    • me

      It’s just part of the vibrant ‘cultural diversity’ that the Bantus contribute and the ‘progressives’ can’t live without….

      • Whitetrashgang

        Yes without ni66ers my life would just be sad ,really .See the swamp people hunting alligators whats the difference?

        • me

          Yup. No ‘knockout’ games, no Trayvons, no rap ‘music’, no billion dollar handouts, no Bantu crime, etc. How could we deal without the gifts of ‘multiculturalism’ and ‘diversity’? Just wait until the brown horde of Mestizo squat monsters start competing with the Bantus….

  • Question??? Why do we have blacks and other minorities giving us the news. Why is it that now whites are even a minority in broadcast news. More and more newscasters and reporters are black, Indian, and so forth. Isn’t it about time we got rid of them and put white men and women in their places. Here is more proof that we have gone from a white Christian nation to a third world nation. America was never started as a multicultural nation or a diverse nation. It was started as a white Christian nation. It is interesting that Africa is for Africans, Asia is for Asians, and the United States and Europe, and all white countries are for everybody. Whites cannot have their own country, because it is considered racist. However, every other race can have their own country and it isn’t considered racist. They can do anything they want. Try to do that if you’re a white person. You can’t. Now we know who is really being discriminated against.

  • joesolargenius

    Here in North Carolina most of those whom work as aides to the mentally handicap are Black and I notice that when their charge is a White person that they treat them like an object instead of as a person. I constantly watch them whenever I see the pair in public looking for signs of abuse so I can hopefully stop it.