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Police make arrest in La Porte Cold Case involving a pair of 1997 Murders


On Friday, January 31st, 2014, investigators with La Porte Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division assisted in the arrest of Gordon Craig Houser for the offense of Capital Murder. The arrest was the result of a January 16th Grand Jury sealed indictment for two separate counts of the offense.

The original date for the pair of crimes against La Porte residents Charles and Kathy Hayes was September 27th, 1997, and when the indictment was unsealed on January 30th, Deputies from the US Marshalls Office and Polk County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office traveled to Houser’s residence in Wickes, Arkansas where he was placed in custody without incident.

Houser remains in Arkansas’ Polk County Jail, pending extradition to Harris County, and remains held under the condition of No Bond.