HOUSTON – Charges have been upgraded against the suspect accused of robbing and killing a man lured by a Houston stripper who danced by the stage name “Pocahontas.”
Kevin Ja’mon Johnson, 24, was initially charged with robbery in the 2012 crime, but prosecutors have found enough evidence to charge him with capital murder. The charges were just filed on Thursday.
Police said Leurissie Ashley Ross, who danced at Ice Cream Castles, would use her femininity to set up unsuspecting men and Johnson would ambush them.
Budrohoe Briscoe was one of their victims.
According to investigators, Briscoe picked up a relative at the airport and told him they were going to meet a friend named Pocahontas on February 17, 2012.
When they got to the apartment in the 2300 block of Tidwell, Pocahontas asked Briscoe to meet her in the courtyard. The cousin waited in the car, but he saw two men approach Briscoe and shoot him.
Briscoe was rushed to the hospital, but later died from his injuries. He left behind seven children.
After Ross was identified as “Pocahontas,” detectives checked the database and learned that she had been charged with a similar case in December 2011.
In that case, Carlton Donnato told police that Ross and her boyfriend came to his house on Hollister and robbed him. Donnato said the boyfriend, Johnson, shot him before they fled.
Donnato survived and identified Ross in a photo lineup. She was charged with aggravated robbery in that case. After Briscoe’s death, she was charged with capital murder.