The Harris County Deputies’ Organization is calling for a judge to resign after a criminal he released on bail shot multiple law enforcement officers.
Last week, a Harris County deputy was shot while conducting a traffic stop by a man who has had multiple felony convictions. Terran Green, a convicted felon, shot at the officer before fleeing and shooting two U.S. Marshals and another deputy. He then barricaded himself in a home before eventually agreeing to surrender following an extended standoff.
Green’s previous felony convictions include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. For his convictions, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2011 and two years in 2017. After being released from jail, he continued to have run-ins with the law, leading to multiple warrants being issued for his arrest in March and placing him on the list of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Harris County Judge DaSean Jones, who presides over Texas’ 180th District Court, allowed Green to be released on a low $55,000 bond earlier this year. As a result, Green was allowed back on the streets and failed to follow bond conditions and appear in court.
Following Green’s recent arrest, the Harris County Deputies’ Organization is calling for Judge Jones to resign or be removed, citing his failure in allowing Green to roam free.
“Judge DaSean Jones has a documented history of giving PR Bonds and low bonds to habitual, violent offenders. This isn’t the first instance where his low bonds have put law enforcement in danger,” David Cuevas, the president of HCDO told Texas Scorecard. “Community safety matters. The defendant’s criminal history matters. None of these are things Judge DaSean Jones considers or cares about. He is unfit to be on the bench and he should resign or be removed.”
Green is currently charged with four counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer. Out of the four officers shot, only one was severely injured.
Judge Jones has not responded to a request for comment.