Bryan man named a suspect in motel murder case

HOUSTON, Tex. (KBTX)- A Bryan man is facing a murder charge for the shooting death of a man last April at a motel in Houston.

Craig Allen Burleson, 40, remains in the Brazos County jail on the murder charge and multiple other local charges unrelated to the homicide investigation.

Houston police confirmed Burleson is the suspect in the death of Tommie Williams, 31, who was murdered at the motel in the 13900 block of Main Street on the southwest side of Houston. It occurred around 11:20 p.m. on April 21, according to investigators.

After firing several shots at the victim, Burleson ran from the scene, police said. A motive for the crime wasn't publicly released.

Burleson was booked into the Brazos County jail on May 7 by local law enforcement for several crimes including tampering with evidence, possession of illegal narcotics, assault, evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

The murder charge was added on Monday, July 15. His total bonds for all the current charges is now $692,500.

He's been booked into the Brazos County jail 32 times since 1996.