Two Hood County men in custody face murder charges | news
District Attorney Ryan Sinclair and other law enforcement officers say two Hood County men are charged with first degree murder in Hood County Jail.
Jessie Frank Diaz, a 34-year-old Granbury resident, and Harry Lee Ives IV, 34, of Tolar, are both “charged with the murder of a criminal offense posted on or about the 28th email to the Hood County News.” “The murder charge stems from a murder that occurred while both suspects were committing another crime.”
Sinclair made no additional information, citing an ongoing investigation into the underlying crime.
In addition to being charged with murder, Diaz has been charged with “terrorist threat against a peace officer or judge” and, according to prison records, for violating parole terms.
In a press release from the Hood County Sheriff’s Office by Lt. According to Johnny Rose, “On April 16, 2021, several bomb threats were received over the phone at the Hood County District Judge’s office at the Hood County Justice Center.”
A lengthy investigation by investigators at the sheriff’s office led, according to Rose, to the arrest of Jessie Frank Diaz on September 26 on charges of threatening a judge. Investigators believe that the motive behind the threats may have been to shut down the district court, delay a person on file that day, and keep that person out of prison, the sheriff’s press release said -Offices.
“More arrests are expected as the investigation reveals that several people were involved in the plot,” said Rose.
Hood County Jail records show that Ives was arrested on September 24th on the 2500 block of West US Highway 377 and that Diaz was arrested on September 26th on Bush Street in Oak Trail Shores.
The residence listed for Ives is on Billings Road in Tolar. The prison records show Diaz’s residence at an address on Lakeview Road in OTS.
After a three-vehicle accident that occurred on the 28th, Ricky Hunter emailed the HCN a report of the crash stating that Jennifer A. Kamp, 43 years old, of Weatherford, had been pronounced dead . Kamp was a passenger in one of the three vehicles, a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan that was driven by Donald W. Kamp, 43.
A 2004 Nissan Xterra that Hunter said was involved in the accident was driven by Harry L. Ives IV, who at the time had a home address in Bryan.
In response to a request for information from the HCN on Sept. 28, Hunter confirmed in a text message that Diaz and Ives were arrested by “Agents of the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division along with investigators from the Hood County Sheriff’s Department” on charges of “the First degree murder and pending arrest warrants. Both people were booked into the Hood County Jail. This investigation is ongoing and further details are not currently available. ”
Hunter’s preliminary crash report says soldiers investigated the fatal collision on June 28 at around 4 a.m.
His description of the incident states: “A 2004 Nissan Xterra was traveling north on FM 2580 and a 1993 GMC pickup was behind the Nissan. The Nissan drove recklessly and braked hard, causing the GMC to hit the rear of the Nissan. This collision caused the Nissan to enter the northbound lane, where it hit a 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan head-on. A passenger in the Volkswagen died in the collision between Nissan and Volkswagen. Nissan and Volkswagen drivers were taken to hospitals in the Fort Worth area with unknown injuries. The driver of the GMC pickup was not injured. ”
This GMC pickup was driven by a 42-year-old Granbury man, according to Hunter.