HOUSTON Chad Holley walked into court Friday morning with Quanell X by his side and an entourage of well-wishers in his path.
Holley's hearing was reset.
The activist, who supportedHolley after his HPD beating video surfaced, said the teen's latest arrest on a burglary charge happened because he was off his meds.
I wish I had known that Mr. Holley was not taking his medication as he was prescribed to. I wish I had known that he was refusing to take his meds when his mother was attempting to do that, Quanell said. I wish I had known, and we had known that she did not have the money to pay for that prescription. I wish I had known and we had known that she did not have Medicaid insurance because when he turned 18, his Chips had lapsed. Had we known these things, we could have done more.
Holley, 18, and three friends were arrested on a burglary charge in northwest Harris County Wednesday. Holley was bonded out the next day, but Donald Wesley Toran,19, Paulus Ramone Jackson, 18, and Alexander O Neal Babbs, 20, remained behind bars.
Toran s family is upset, saying Holley is the ringleader, and activists are ignoring them.
We re not getting any support, said Jeanette Landry, Toran s aunt. I believe it s all about the money. You know what I m saying. It s all about the publicity. It s all about that.
Family members hope the other suspects will be bonded out soon.
All four suspects are due back in court next month.