A Bryan man who has been in custody at the Brazos County Jail since May is now charged in the shooting death of a Houston man.
Craig Allen Burleson, 40, was arrested May 7 by Bryan police on charges of bail jumping, marijuana possession, tampering with evidence, evading arrest, unlawful firearm possession, failure to pay child support and bond violations on two 2017 charges.
Authorities added a murder charge on a warrant out of Harris County on Tuesday.
According to Houston police, Burleson is accused of killing 31-year-old Tommie Williams at a Houston motel on April 21. Police said shortly before 11:30 p.m., authorities responded to an Economy Inn & Suites in the city’s southwest district, between Missouri City and Bellaire. According to KPRC-TV, a man had called 911 and said his friend had been shot and killed. Williams was found dead inside a car and had been shot multiple times.
Investigators determined that a middle-aged black man approached Williams and shot him, police said.
According to court records, Burleson has an extensive criminal history locally, dating back to 1997. He was sentenced to two years in prison on a manslaughter charge in 1998 and was sentenced to three years on a drug charge in 2001. In 2007, he was sentenced to almost two years in a state jail on an attempted stalking charge and received a six-year sentence in 2010 on an assault family violence charge, records show.
Burleson remains in the Brazos County Jail on $692,500 bond.