Press Release #072915(12)-Man Charged in Titus Murder Investigation
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 - 10:59 PM
Stephano Miguel Culbreath (DOB 07-06-69) of San Angelo has been charged with the murder of twenty-four-year-old David Titus, who was shot to death in north San Angelo last weekend.
This evening, San Angelo Police Detective Jeremy Cannady presented a formal Complaint for Murder to Tom Green County Justice of the Peace, Fred Buck. The Complaint named Culbreath as the suspect responsible for the July 25 shooting death of Titus in the roadway of the 200 block of W 13th Street. Culbreath has been in custody at the Tom Green County Jail since July 25 on drug charges stemming from the original investigation.
Culbreath surfaced as a person of interest early on in the investigation after police received information about a man driving a maroon Chevrolet Suburban near Titus about the time of the shooting. Shortly after the homicide investigation began, Detective Adrian Castro was canvassing the neighborhood when he observed a maroon Suburban driven by a male subject near the crime scene. Detective Castro noted the driver, later identified as Culbreath, appeared to be preoccupied with the police activity. Detective Castro became suspicious, recorded the license plate, and relayed it to the Department's Special Operations Section (SOS) for follow-up.
Within four hours of the initial dispatch call, Detectives with the Special Operations Section located Culbreath and arrested him for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 1-4G after locating Methamphetamine inside the Suburban.
Crime Scene Technicians responded and conducted GSR Tests on Culbreath and the Suburban in an effort to detect the presence of gunshot residue. Both presumptive tests resulted in positive results. Official laboratory results are pending. Police also located an area of the vehicle's front bumper that was consistent with marks observed on Titus's damaged bicycle.
Investigators believe Culbreath was pursuing Titus with the Suburban and struck Titus's bicycle before he shot Titus at the location. Culbreath and Titus were said to be acquaintances.
A Medical Examiner from South Plains Forensic Pathology has stated Titus's death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the neck.
This is an ongoing investigation. No other information is available at this time.
Press Release #072815(11)-Joint Training Exercise
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 - 11:03 AM
Angelo State University Police Department will be hosting an area wide emergency drill this Wednesday, July 29 from 10AM-12PM. The drill will take place in Plaza Verde Hall, Building 1 located in the 1900 blk of S. Van Buren. Those participating in the drill will include ASU Police, the San Angelo Police Department, the San Angelo Fire Department, and Goodfellow AFB.
During the drill, the public may see a large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Plaza Verde hall. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Angelo State University Police Department.
Press Release #072715(10)-Man Arrested after Revelation at Local Church
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 - 02:53 PM
Seth Moore (DOB 06-23-95) of San Angelo has been charged with Criminal Trespass, State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief Damage/Destruction to a Place of Worship, and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana after a bizarre, early morning investigation at the Edmund Baptist Church located at 1405 Edmund Street.
The arrest came after Moore called police just before 12:30 a.m. this morning seeking help for his girlfriend, who he claimed had become trapped inside one of the Church's air conditioning units.
When police arrived, Moore told them his girlfriend became stuck inside the AC unit after they entered the Church for a late night rendezvous. Officer's questioned Moore about his dirty clothing and became suspicious of his claims after they located some of Moore's personal property inside the building. During the search for Moore's trapped girlfriend, police observed damage to one of the Church's window frames, the AC unit and a vent. Moore's girlfriend; however, was never located.
Church Officials told police they wished to pursue charges, confirming Moore did not have permission to be inside the building.
After Moore's arrest, police searched a bag he had in his possession and located approximately 18 grams of marijuana.
Police suspect Moore may have been under the influence of an intoxicant during the incident.