Porter’s Wofford found murdered in driveway, two arrested

Wendy Johnson under arrest for murder.

Porter, April 25 – On April 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office District 3 Patrol was dispatched to the 17000 block of Porter Lane in Porter reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Deputies found 37 year old John Wesley Wofford from Pasadena, Texas lying deceased in the driveway with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide/Violent Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and learned that two individuals, later identified as 54 year old William Allen Batchelor of Porter and 39 year old Wendy Lynn Johnson of Huffman had fled the scene after the shooting.

Several hours later a citizen called 911 to report a suspicious female (Wendy Johnson). The citizen claimed the female had knowledge of the shooting. Homicide/Violent Crimes Unit Detectives interviewed the suspects, which led to Johnson being arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail for Murder, and Batchelor being arrested and booked on felony charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867).

William Batchelor also under arrest for murder.



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