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Katy-area man facing murder charge arrested for drug possession

Roy KentMay 28, 2019

A Katy man who was out on $75,000 bond on a murder charge is back in custody following a charge of drug possession, Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s Office reports.

Levar Knox, 40, originally from Louisiana, was arrested on Friday, May 24, by Precinct 5 deputies at his Katy apartment on Wednesday, May 22, “on an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.” The drug charge is a second-degree felony.

According to Heap’s office, Precinct 5 deputies from the Major Offenders and Narcotics Division executed a search warrant on his Katy apartment in the 2000 block of Westborough Drive.

“Inside the apartment, deputies found heroin and a stolen firearm,” it was reported.

According to the latest charging documents, Knox previously was convicted of armed robbery in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana.

Knox is currently awaiting trial on charges in the shooting death of 25-year-old Ryan White in Alief on Sept. 24, 2018. Knox was arrested and released after posting bond in December. His latest arrest came after “a new arrest warrant was issued after he violated the conditions of his bond.”

As part of his bond, Knox wore an ankle monitor and violated curfew at least three times in May.

Knox has one previous felony charge on his Harris County record for forgery in 2009 but the case was dismissed after the witness could not be found, according to District Clerk documents.

At the time of his death, White was under indictment for forgery and aggravated robbery.

Prior to his latest arrest, Knox’s bond was raised in March to $185,000 due to violation of his previous bond conditions. His bond has since been revoked and Knox is currently being held in Harris County Jail.

rkent@hcnonline.com

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