Deputies arrest brother of man accused in Beaumont courthouse shooting rampage

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 15 at 11:19 AM

HOUSTON – The brother of a Houston man accused in a deadly shooting rampage at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont was arrested Wednesday night.

The suspect’s brother, Lyndon Granger, is also charged in the same child-sex-assault case.  He called a press conference outside his home in northeast Houston to talk about the courthouse shooting.

Flanked by Bartholemew Granger’s brother and his son, community activist Quanell X brushed aside condolences long enough to raise questions of a conspiracy against the Granger family.   The same questions were raised in a civil lawsuit the brothers filed in federal court against authorities in Harris and Jefferson counties.  The lawsuit, which sought $250 million in damages for mental anguish, was dismissed. 

“The family is appalled by the behavior of their loved one, but they do understand why he snapped, because he couldn’t receive justice,” Quanell X said.

Lyndon Granger  offered no comments of his own because he’s being tried in the same case as his brother and it turns out he wouldn’t have had the chance anyway.

Sheriff’s deputies from Jefferson County broke up the news conference and arrested Lyndon Granger on an outstanding warrant.

Major Bradley Lowe with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said it doesn’t  have anything to do with the trial that’s going on.

“It has to do with a charge he has on him personally.  It don’t have anything to do with the trial.  He has a felony warrant on him.  My office is here to execute that warrant,” said Lowe.

KHOU 11 News learned that arrest warrant was for alleged indecency with a child.

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