Houston police have released surveillance video of a suspect charged and wanted in a robbery and kidnapping incident at 322 Eado Park Circle about 9 p.m. on May 8.
The suspect, Joshua N. DeLoach, 29, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping in the 230th State District Court. A photo of DeLoach, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.
Surveillance video of DeLoach is attached below and can be viewed on the HPD YouTube channel.
The victim, Justin C. Iwuji, 31, suffered minor injuries to his wrists.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Sergeant V. Garcia and Detective D. Crandall reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a call regarding a kidnapping and a robbery involving Mr. Iwuji at a residence at the above address. Iwuji was located in the roadway near Jones Road and F.M. 1960 by a witness. Deputies for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the scene and called for HPD assistance.
Iwuji told officers he had recently asked DeLoach to move out of the residence. Deloach then pointed a gun at Iwuji and forced him to open his personal safe. Deloach took personal items and also transferred currency from two mobile payment service accounts. Deloach then forced Iwuji into the rear cargo area of his own vehicle and bound his hands and feet. Deloach eventually parked the vehicle several miles from the location and instructed him not to move. After several minutes, Iwuji managed to exit the vehicle and flagged down a witness for assistance.
Further investigation and statements from Iwuji positively identified DeLoach as the suspect and he was charged for his involvement. He remains at large.
Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Joshua DeLoach is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Joshua N. DeLoach