Eric Dexheimer

Investigative reporter

Eric Dexheimer has been a member of the Statesman's investigative team since 2006. Prior to moving to Austin, he worked for newspapers in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and New York.

Latest from Eric Dexheimer

Mesquite police watched as handcuffed teen hit his head 50 times before dying
 When Mesquite police arrived at a local middle school late on a summer night in 2013, Graham Dyer was pounding his head on the ground. Earlier, witnesses reported seeing him ram his head into a building. A friend explained that the 18-year-old was experiencing a bad LSD trip. Police have a legal duty to care for their prisoners, and after...

Posted: 3 days ago

When Mesquite police arrived at a local middle school late on a summer night in 2013, Graham Dyer was pounding his head on the ground. Earlier, witnesses reported seeing him ram his head into a building. A friend explained that the 18-year-old was experiencing a bad LSD trip. Police have a legal duty to care for their prisoners, and after...
Tras Harvey: una lenta recuperación en la costa para residentes
 A tres meses de que el huracán Harvey retumbara sobre su apartamento en Aransas Pass, sacudiendo las paredes y vertiendo suficiente agua sobre el complejo hasta volverlo inhabitable, Debrah Harmon mantiene pequeñas metas y esperanzas para el futuro. Sobre todo, la futura abuela espera poderse mudar fuera de la tienda de campañ...

Posted: 10 days ago

A tres meses de que el huracán Harvey retumbara sobre su apartamento en Aransas Pass, sacudiendo las paredes y vertiendo suficiente agua sobre el complejo hasta volverlo inhabitable, Debrah Harmon mantiene pequeñas metas y esperanzas para el futuro. Sobre todo, la futura abuela espera poderse mudar fuera de la tienda de campañ...
On Texas coast, Harvey-battered residents find recovery a slog
 Three months after Hurricane Harvey roared over her Aransas Pass apartment, shaking the walls and dumping enough water into it to render the entire complex uninhabitable, Debrah Harmon keeps her goals for the future small. Mainly, the grandmother-to-be said, she hopes to move soon out of the tent she’s been living in for the past month...

Posted: 23 days ago

Three months after Hurricane Harvey roared over her Aransas Pass apartment, shaking the walls and dumping enough water into it to render the entire complex uninhabitable, Debrah Harmon keeps her goals for the future small. Mainly, the grandmother-to-be said, she hopes to move soon out of the tent she’s been living in for the past month...
Sutherland Springs survivors struggle to pick up pieces after massacre
 Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible task of trying to make sense of the incomprehensible. The accumulation of details began...

5:41 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible task of trying to make sense of the incomprehensible. The accumulation of details began...
Sutherland Springs survivors struggle to pick up pieces after massacre
 Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible task of trying to make sense of the incomprehensible. The accumulation of details began...

1:18 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Two days after a man entered a rural church service dressed in military-style gear and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 20, local, state and federal law enforcement investigators and residents of Sutherland Springs continued the essentially impossible task of trying to make sense of the incomprehensible. The accumulation of details began...
Devin Patrick Kelley’s violent history didn’t stop him from buying guns
 Devin Patrick Kelley — the 26-year-old New Braunfels resident who on Sunday perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history — should not have been able to buy the assault-style rifle he used to kill 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, according to gun and military experts. In 2012, a military...

1:02 AM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

Devin Patrick Kelley — the 26-year-old New Braunfels resident who on Sunday perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history — should not have been able to buy the assault-style rifle he used to kill 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, according to gun and military experts. In 2012, a military...
Why federal law should have stopped Devin Kelley from buying guns
 Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed at least 26 people Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio. His history of violent crime should have prevented him from being able to purchase an assault-style rifle. Here’s what we know about how the 26-year-old New Braunfels resident was able to purchase the rifle...

12:52 AM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed at least 26 people Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio. His history of violent crime should have prevented him from being able to purchase an assault-style rifle. Here’s what we know about how the 26-year-old New Braunfels resident was able to purchase the rifle...
Meet the two men who chased the gunman in Sutherland Springs shootings
 Two men are being hailed as heroes for potentially stopping Devin Patrick Kelley from committing more mayhem and then chasing him as he fled the scene of Sunday’s mass shooting in a rural community east of San Antonio. Police have identified Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, as the man who entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland...

7:17 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

Two men are being hailed as heroes for potentially stopping Devin Patrick Kelley from committing more mayhem and then chasing him as he fled the scene of Sunday’s mass shooting in a rural community east of San Antonio. Police have identified Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, as the man who entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland...
What to know about Devin Patrick Kelley and gun laws
 On Sunday, Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old New Braunfels resident, shot and killed at least 26 people during a service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio. Here’s what we know about Kelley and how he was able to purchase the assault rifle used in the attack: 1.) The family of one of Kelley’s...

4:24 PM Monday, Nov. 06, 2017

On Sunday, Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old New Braunfels resident, shot and killed at least 26 people during a service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio. Here’s what we know about Kelley and how he was able to purchase the assault rifle used in the attack: 1.) The family of one of Kelley’s...
Woman may be first sex offender evicted as Texas towns adopt more exclusion zones
 KJ grew up in Meadows Place, a 1-square-mile Houston bedroom community of modest 1970s and ’80s tree-shaded homes. In late 2007, she returned as a 33-year-old seeking to settle in a community she recalled warmly. “I have great memories of this place,” she said. KJ — she asked that her name not be used for fear of losing...

3:21 PM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

KJ grew up in Meadows Place, a 1-square-mile Houston bedroom community of modest 1970s and ’80s tree-shaded homes. In late 2007, she returned as a 33-year-old seeking to settle in a community she recalled warmly. “I have great memories of this place,” she said. KJ — she asked that her name not be used for fear of losing...
Woman may be first sex offender evicted as more Texas towns adopt exclusion zones
 KJ grew up in Meadows Place, a 1-square-mile Houston bedroom community of modest 1970s and ’80s tree-shaded homes. In late 2007, she returned as a 33-year-old seeking to settle in a community she recalled warmly. “I have great memories of this place,” she said. KJ — she asked that her name not be used for fear of losing...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017

KJ grew up in Meadows Place, a 1-square-mile Houston bedroom community of modest 1970s and ’80s tree-shaded homes. In late 2007, she returned as a 33-year-old seeking to settle in a community she recalled warmly. “I have great memories of this place,” she said. KJ — she asked that her name not be used for fear of losing...