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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday July 30th, 2019 :: 10:58 a.m. CDT


Statement on Deputy Arrest

July 30, 2019 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Renard Spivey, 63, was booked into jail on the night of July 29, 2019 on a murder charge filed by the Houston Police Department.

Spivey was hired as a detention officer in 1996 and became a deputy in 1998. Throughout his career, Spivey has been primarily assigned to the Detention Command, most recently serving in Court Operations since 2016.

"The Harris County Sheriff's Office family extends our sincere condolences to the family of Patricia Spivey as they mourn the loss of their loved one," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "While the facts of this specific case will be determined by a jury, I encourage all victims of domestic violence to seek assistance from law enforcement and others whom they trust. I also ask anyone who suspects a friend or loved one may be the victim of abuse to persist in helping them escape a potentially deadly situation."

Spivey's future employment status will be reviewed by the sheriff's Administrative Discipline Committee. Any questions regarding the charges against Spivey should be directed to the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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