Local authorities arrested a man for allegedly impeding traffic by walking on a roadway late last week and later discovered that he had a very long criminal history.
The incident occurred on Friday, February 3, when Harris County Precinct 4 deputies responded to a call in the 500 block of FM 1960 in Houston and subsequently took 54-year-old Kenneth English into custody, according to a news release.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a man blocking traffic, later identified as English, law enforcement officials suggested. Further investigation revealed that there were 103 misdemeanor warrants open for English.
English has an extensive criminal history, according to arrest records obtained by The Dallas Express from the Department of Public Safety.
One of his earliest arrests dates back to 1990 for the possession of narcotics, specifically cocaine. According to the records, he was convicted for this alleged possession and sentenced to two years in jail.
Additionally, English has a multitude of felony arrests. The bulk of arrestable offenses involved the allegedly unauthorized use of a vehicle.
“Kenneth English was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail for the open warrants. His court and bond information have not been set at this time,” said Constable Mark Herman in the release.
In 2021, Dallas logged almost 12,000 auto theft incidents. However, in 2022, these figures jumped to nearly 14,000, according to data from the Dallas Crime Analytics Dashboard.
As reported in The Dallas Express Crime Boss Series, Dallas City Councilman Adam Bazaldua’s District 7 and Councilwoman Paula Blackmon’s District 9 have both seen an increase in auto theft offenses.
The Dallas Express contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for additional information and a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office spokesman spoke to The Dallas Express, confirming that English indeed has over 100 open misdemeanor warrants.
The Dallas Express contacted the Houston District Attorney’s Office for additional information and comment, but no one from the office was readily available.
Thanks for the story Josh.