HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man accused in the murders of two Houston-area men has been released after posting a combined $1.5 million bond, records show.
On Thursday, Crime Stoppers, along with the family of murder victim Joshua Sandoval, warned the community of the suspect’s release.
“I can’t bring my brother back, but I am here to help other people not face the same pain that we have been facing,” said Sandoval’s older sister, Aimee Castillo.
Devan Jordon, of Pearland, was charged in the summer of 2021 with capital murder in the death of Sandoval, who police say he followed home and shot to death. In November 2021, Jordon posted a $500,000 bond out of Harris County jail, according to records.
In December 2021, one month after posting bond, Jordon was charged with the capital murder of Jeffrey Johnson. According to authorities, on June 10, Johnson and his wife dined at the Capital Grille restaurant on Westheimer in the Galleria area. Court records show a white Mercedes SUV waited at the restaurant parking lot and then followed Johnson to his home in League City.
When Johnson and his wife arrived at their home, police said the couple was targeted by three robbers, including Jordon. Johnson was shot inside his garage and died the following day.
Records show between May and June, Jordon’s cell phone location was also linked to robberies and shootings in Midtown, the Sandoval case in the Washington Ave. corridor, River Oaks, Sugar Land, Memorial Villages, and Johnson’s case in League City.
Jordon remained in Galveston County Jail until Wednesday, March 30, when he posted a $1 million bond.
“I do understand he has rights, but as a victim … I have rights, too,” said Sandoval’s mother, Glinda Martin.
“He spread nothing but warmth our entire lives. He could light up a room instantly with a smile,” added Sandoval’s brother, Omar Sandoval.
ABC13 calls to Jordon’s attorney were not returned Thursday. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion requesting additional bond conditions.
“In my 30 plus years of being involved in the criminal justice system, I have never seen a defendant released on multiple bonds for capital murder, in two different counties,” Andy Kahan, the Crime Stoppers director of victim services said during the conference. “Capital murder is the only offense in which a judge has discretion. They do not have to grant a bond.”
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