Arrest made in fatal shooting of cab driver in southwest Houston

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 4:04 PM

HOUSTON –- A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the death of a cab driver in southwest Houston, court documents show.

Jock Wilson is facing a charge of capital murder but has not yet appeared in court. He was taken into custody Tuesday by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.

Wilson is accused in the death of Donalvon Odell Rhyne, 52.

Rhyne was found shot in his cab in the 7800 block of Brompton early Friday morning. An investigation revealed the shooting occurred during a robbery the night before. The United Taxi Cab driver had dropped someone off when two men approached and robbed, or tried to rob him.

”Two guys just walked up off the street maybe they were looking for a victim of opportunity, is what I believe at this point,” said Sgt. Meeler, with the Homicide Division.

Rhyne fought back and was shot, police said.

Ryne’s wife of 25 years said he’d had trouble before as a cab driver but never anything violent.

The reward in the case doubled to $10,000 on Monday, thanks to United or Yellow Cab, adding $5,000 to the Crime Stoppers reward.

A second suspect in the case was being questioned Wednesday, police said.

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