House of Pies shooting suspect faces charges in 3rd case

Published On: Mar 11 2014 04:08:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2014 05:13:01 PM CDT

Donald Henry Nealey & James Okper Amadi


One of the suspects in the recent House of Pies robbery and shooting is now facing charges in another shooting in which he allegedly opened fire on off-duty officers outside a banquet hall.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says Donald Henry Nealey is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and one count of aggravated assault. The shooting happened the night of Feb. 28 at The Palms banquet hall on FM 1092 in the Stafford area.

According to deputies, a disturbance started inside the facility during a gathering that had been arranged through social media. Private security and off-duty officers began to shut down the event when deputies say gunshots were fired at an attendee in the parking lot.

Deputies say off-duty Missouri City police officers attempted to intervene and were fired upon by the suspects, who then fled the area. An investigation led to the identification of Nealey and a second suspect, James Okper Amadi.

Both suspects were arrested by the Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force.

Nealey was given a $500,000 bond in the banquet hall shooting case. He is already in custody and charged with capital murder. Court records state Nealey, 19, shot and killed Stanly Kumbanattel during a robbery at the Little Nell apartments in the 8500 block of West Sam Houston Parkway on March 6.

Houston police say their investigation led them to identify Nealey and Marquis Davis as the men who were also involved in the shooting at the House of Pies restaurant on Westheimer Road. Police say the duo went to House of Pies at around 10 p.m. where Davis, 19, opened fire and both men robbed customers of cash and other personal items.

Amadi is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and one count of aggravated assault in the banquet hall shooting case. He is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Court records show Nealy was released from prison on Jan. 17 after serving a 1-year sentence for theft.


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