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EXCLUSIVE: Document names Greg Kelley’s friend as new suspect in child sex case



Andrea Ball

Investigative reporter

Andrea Ball has worked for the Statesman since 1999, focusing on issues including mental health, poverty and nonprofits. Before that, she worked at newspapers in New York and North Carolina.

Latest from Andrea Ball

Greg Kelley supporters, Cedar Park police react to reopening of case
 Earlier: Greg Kelley’s girlfriend, Gaebri Anderson, said during a telephone interview Thursday morning that she was relieved and excited that there was another suspect in the case. “I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “I’ve waited for this for so long and I can’t wait for the truth to come out and...

Posted: a minute ago

Earlier: Greg Kelley’s girlfriend, Gaebri Anderson, said during a telephone interview Thursday morning that she was relieved and excited that there was another suspect in the case. “I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “I’ve waited for this for so long and I can’t wait for the truth to come out and...
Document names Greg Kelley’s friend as new suspect in child sex case
 A newly unsealed court document written by Greg Kelley’s defense team identifies Kelley’s friend — Johnathan McCarty — as the suspect accused of sexually assaulting a child at an in-home daycare. Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick confirmed to the American-Statesman that McCarty is under investigation and...

Posted: 18 minutes ago

A newly unsealed court document written by Greg Kelley’s defense team identifies Kelley’s friend — Johnathan McCarty — as the suspect accused of sexually assaulting a child at an in-home daycare. Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick confirmed to the American-Statesman that McCarty is under investigation and...
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: DA reopens Greg Kelley sex assault case, new suspect identified
 In a stunning revelation that could overturn the child sex assault conviction of a former high school football star, Williamson County authorities have reopened the investigation of the sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy and say they have identified a new suspect, the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV have learned. Williamson County District...

Posted: 19 minutes ago

In a stunning revelation that could overturn the child sex assault conviction of a former high school football star, Williamson County authorities have reopened the investigation of the sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy and say they have identified a new suspect, the American-Statesman and KVUE-TV have learned. Williamson County District...
HHSC inspector general forced to resign over work for Iraq lobbyist
 Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was forced to resign Wednesday night after Gov. Greg Abbott discovered that Bowen was moonlighting for a lobbying firm that represents the Iraqi government. According to an unsigned contract provided to the American-Statesman by the Health and Human Services Commission, Bowen...

Posted: 13 days ago

Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was forced to resign Wednesday night after Gov. Greg Abbott discovered that Bowen was moonlighting for a lobbying firm that represents the Iraqi government. According to an unsigned contract provided to the American-Statesman by the Health and Human Services Commission, Bowen...
HHSC Inspector General forced to resign over work for Iraq lobbyist
 Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was forced to resign Wednesday night after Gov. Greg Abbott discovered that Bowen was moonlighting for a private company to provide consulting services to the government of Iraq, state officials said Thursday morning. “This was a serious and unacceptable lapse in judgment...

Posted: 14 days ago

Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was forced to resign Wednesday night after Gov. Greg Abbott discovered that Bowen was moonlighting for a private company to provide consulting services to the government of Iraq, state officials said Thursday morning. “This was a serious and unacceptable lapse in judgment...
Police reform bills stuck in limbo as Texas Legislature winds down
 A bill that would have let a North Texas family more easily obtain police records detailing their son’s final hours is facing an uphill battle in the frantic waning weeks of the legislative session. Thanks to a 1997 statute, law enforcement agencies currently don’t have to share their investigative records if a suspect isn&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

A bill that would have let a North Texas family more easily obtain police records detailing their son’s final hours is facing an uphill battle in the frantic waning weeks of the legislative session. Thanks to a 1997 statute, law enforcement agencies currently don’t have to share their investigative records if a suspect isn&rsquo...
When his son’s call for help turned deadly, Ali Amron challenged the police, and won
 It was Jamail Amron himself who dialed Harris County 911 just after midnight on Sept. 30, 2010. Worried he was having a bad reaction to cocaine, he called from the phone by the swimming pool at his girlfriend’s apartment. After meeting with paramedics, Jamail declined medical treatment and walked to a nearby Burger King for a glass...

Posted: 21 days ago

It was Jamail Amron himself who dialed Harris County 911 just after midnight on Sept. 30, 2010. Worried he was having a bad reaction to cocaine, he called from the phone by the swimming pool at his girlfriend’s apartment. After meeting with paramedics, Jamail declined medical treatment and walked to a nearby Burger King for a glass...
When his son’s call for help turned deadly, Ali Amron challenged the police, and won
 It was Jamail Amron himself who dialed Harris County 911 just after midnight on Sept. 30, 2010. Worried he was having a bad reaction to cocaine, he called from the phone by the swimming pool at his girlfriend’s apartment. After meeting with paramedics, Amron declined medical treatment and walked to a nearby Burger King for a glass of...

Posted: 21 days ago

It was Jamail Amron himself who dialed Harris County 911 just after midnight on Sept. 30, 2010. Worried he was having a bad reaction to cocaine, he called from the phone by the swimming pool at his girlfriend’s apartment. After meeting with paramedics, Amron declined medical treatment and walked to a nearby Burger King for a glass of...
UT STABBING: Slain student Harrison Brown remembered as charming, beloved
 Harrison Brown was special. A runner and an actor. A teenager who played at least three instruments, worked a job and came to the University of Texas with enough class credits to start as a sophomore. A man so admired, he not only won 2016 class favorite his senior year, but the entire high school named him the most popular kid on campus...

Posted: 22 days ago

Harrison Brown was special. A runner and an actor. A teenager who played at least three instruments, worked a job and came to the University of Texas with enough class credits to start as a sophomore. A man so admired, he not only won 2016 class favorite his senior year, but the entire high school named him the most popular kid on campus...
CRISIS ENCOUNTERS: When policing the mentally ill turns deadly
 Sometime around midnight on Sept. 23, 2014, Tom Klessig left his stately home in the heart of the affluent Dallas suburb of University Park to go on one of his late-night walks around the neighborhood. Klessig, a 23-year-old former wrestling champion, was back in his childhood home, living with his parents after years of struggle with...

Posted: 27 days ago

Sometime around midnight on Sept. 23, 2014, Tom Klessig left his stately home in the heart of the affluent Dallas suburb of University Park to go on one of his late-night walks around the neighborhood. Klessig, a 23-year-old former wrestling champion, was back in his childhood home, living with his parents after years of struggle with...
A midnight stroll, a grab and a push: When policing the mentally ill turns deadly
 Sometime around midnight on Sept. 23, 2014, Tom Klessig left his stately home in the heart of the affluent Dallas suburb of University Park to go on one of his late-night walks around the neighborhood. Klessig, a 23-year-old former wrestling champion, was back in his childhood home, living with his parents after years of struggle with...

Posted: 27 days ago

Sometime around midnight on Sept. 23, 2014, Tom Klessig left his stately home in the heart of the affluent Dallas suburb of University Park to go on one of his late-night walks around the neighborhood. Klessig, a 23-year-old former wrestling champion, was back in his childhood home, living with his parents after years of struggle with...