Man murdered at 12007 Chelsea Elm Ct.


Date of Occurance: 12/11/2015 12:14:00 AM
Type of Case: Capital Murder
Case #: 15-193689
Location: 12007 Chelsea Elm Ct.
Complainant: Kevin Allan Bartelt, W/m, 43
Suspect/Defendant: josue Leal, H/M, 8/14/1994 21
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Notification of Next of Kin: Yes
Person Notified: Father
Date and Time: 12/11/2015 5:17:00 PM
Approved for Release: R. Spurgeon
Title Sergeant
Details On Friday, December 11, 2015, at approximately 12:15am, Pct. One Deputy Constables responded to a report of an injured male at 12007 Chelsea Elm Ct. Upon their arrival they discovered Kevin Bartelt lying lifeless on the floor of his residence with sever head injuries.  EMS personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Bartelt dead at the scene.

Deputies learned friends living with Bartelt, arrived home and discovered him lying on the floor. Pct. One Deputy Constables secured the scene and notified the Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit.  Homicide investigators discovered that there was an earlier disturbance between Bartelt and Josue Leal and another female.  They also discovered that Bartelt’s 2002 Acura RSX was stolen.

Homicide Investigators received information that Leal was in Montgomery County.  Harris County Homicide Investigators, along with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies and Magnolia Police conducted surveillance and located Bartelt’s vehicle.  Soon they observed Leal enter the vehicle and begin driving.  Law Enforcement initiated a high risk traffic stop and took Leal into custody a felony warrant without incident.

Leal was charged with the Capital Murder of Kevin Barelt.

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