Image: Left to right, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, “chief of staff” jim fredricks, former Chief of Staff Ann Carr, former County Judge Alan B. Sadler.
Conroe, February 17 – Former Montgomery County Judge’s Chief of Staff Ann Carr, who was a longtime County government employee and served under the leadership of former County Judge Alan B. Sadler, called upon Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon, Sheriff Rand Henderson, and Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden to investigate the subject of The Golden Hammer‘s article which appeared yesterday, February 16, 2018, under the headline, “Sexual abuse allegations raise question who is Marc Davenport: Why voters should get rid of the Davenport Ring, Part 3?” Carr is one of the most highly respected leaders in the history of the Montgomery County government whom citizens admired for her public servant’s heart and commitment to government efficiency.
In a post on Facebook in which she shared The Golden Hammer article, Carr also noted, “Marc’s questionable past has been widely known for years. However, these new allegations take his past to a new level that is sickening.” The article discussed allegations of sexual abuse of minor children who were Davenport’s stepdaughters as well as one of his biological daughters. The article also discussed allegations of physical and sexual abuse of Davenport’s third wife.
Carr added, “You three are sworn protectors of the citizens of Montgomery County and responsible to those who have supported and voted for you to vet the information that has been posted here.”
Sheriff Henderson is a current client of Davenport’s who regularly invites Davenport to participate in community relations and decisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Therefore, an investigation out of Henderson’s office of his own political boss would not be appropriate and would not enjoy public confidence.
Constable Hayden is also a current client of Davenport’s. Hayden does not invite Davenport to participate in his Constable’s Office operations. Hayden is, however, working closely with Davenport to support the election of JP James Metts, a member of the Davenport Ring, who is running against incumbent Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark. Therefore, an investigation out of Hayden’s office of his own political consultant would also probably not be appropriate and would not enjoy public confidence.
District Attorney Ligon used the services of Davenport in the past but does not currently work directly with Davenport. Ligon has investigators in his District Attorney’s Office.
The allegations against Davenport by his stepdaughter seem to have concerned conduct that may have occurred in the Harris County portion of Kingwood. Therefore, an investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office or the Houston Police Department might be most appropriate.
Carr’s statement that “Marc’s questionable past has been widely known for years” is very disconcerting, since Henderson, JP Wayne Mack, District Clerk candidate Cynthia Jamieson, and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace candidate Jason Dunn joined the Davenport Ring and began to take direction from him during the past few years.
While Carr’s statement clearly was not political but instead showed compassion and sympathy for the victims of alleged abuse, her comments raise important issues that Montgomery County citizens must analyze.