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Man wanted for promotion of prostitution, endangering a child

May 23, 2019

A man whose criminal history in Harris County dates back to 2012 is wanted after being charged with endangering a child and promotion of prostitution. Both charges are state jail felonies.

Colby Bankhead, 24, was charged after Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office investigators arrested him during an undercover prostitution sting on May 3, 2019, in the 9100 block of Gulf Freeway. When he was arrested, Bankhead allegedly left two children — 9 months and 24 months old — alone in a vehicle.

“Investigators believe Bankhead was acting as a pimp for a woman he brought to that location,” Constable Alan Rosen’s office reported. “He ran from deputies that evening but was captured and charged at the time only with evading arrest. He was released from jail on bond.”

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At the time, he was arrested on two lesser misdemeanor charges. Investigators want to arrest him on the new charges, which were filed on May 17.

State jail felonies in Texas are punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Bankhead had previously posted bonds of more than $2,000 on misdemeanor charges of evading arrest and possession of marijuana, according to Harris County District Clerk records. His home address is located in the Greater Fifth Ward of Houston.

If you recognize Bankhead or know where he can be located, contact Precinct 1 dispatch at (713) 755-7618.

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