BISD Trustee's son named by police in home invasion

Byron Bush

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that BISD Trustee Zenobia Bush's son — Byron Bush — has been indicted for two counts of attempted capital murder and is currently in the Jefferson County Jail after Bush allegedly participated in a home invasion that resulted in the beating assault of an elderly woman and the exchange of gunfire with police at the Stone Hearst Apartments on East Lucas. 

According to Sheriff spokesman Deputy Rod Carroll, officers arrested Bush soon after he was discharged from Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital on or about Wednesday, June 4, where he was recovering from two gunshot wounds he suffered after allegedly opening fire on police. 

In an interview, Carroll said police had been seeking Bush as he was one of three suspects who entered a Kotz Road home in Nome, TX — robbing and severely beating the elderly female occupant of the home. The woman told deputies the three men were able to make away with at least $25,000 in assorted currency as well as a large flatscreen TV. 

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, evidence at the scene of the robbery led detectives to Marcom Dwayne Stagg and Thomas Christopher Stagg, both of Beaumont. Both are currently housed in the Jefferson County Jail where they each are awaiting trial with $100,000 bonds for the robbery. 

Police eventually caught up to the third suspect — Bush — who was shot while sheriff's deputies were investigating the Kotz Road home invasion. The press release said Bush fled from police before allegedly opening fire on officers.  

Carroll confirmed that Bush was indicted Thursday, June 12, for two counts of attempted capital murder. Bush was given two $500,000 bonds, one for each offense. 

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