KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 1, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy has a lot of new construction in growing developments, which brings in criminals as construction material prices are high. Fort Bend County detectives have arrested and charged suspects linked to construction theft in a Seven Lakes development.
Photo courtesy: FBCSO
Materials Stolen from Seven Lakes Development
Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office detectives with the Burglary and Theft Unit and patrol deputies have arrested two suspects found to be involved in the theft of construction materials at the Haven at Seven Lakes development in Katy.
Two Arrested for Construction Material Theft
“These types of crimes have increased due to the high value of construction materials and the large volume of residential construction in the county,” says Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan.
Christopher Raja Korban, 47, of Montgomery, and accomplice Kevin Braniard Davis, 56, of Humble were arrested August 26 as they attempted to flee the development with over 100 sheets of roofing material.
“Thanks to the excellent police work of our detectives, we were able to return the materials to the rightful owner,” says Sheriff Fagan.
Both suspects face felony theft charges in the case.
Korban remains in jail in lieu of a $13,500 bond and is charged with Theft (State Jail Felony) and Criminal Trespassing. Davis also remains in custody and has been charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Theft (State Jail Felony) with a $13,000 bond.
This investigation is ongoing and FBCSO expects that the suspects will face additional charges.
Haven at Seven Lakes is off of Katy Gaston Road and near the Westpark Tollway.
Due to the increase in these crimes, many Katy developments are taking action. The Elyson community in Harris County has installed security cameras to watch over construction materials.