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Suspect Still on the Loose in Meth House Case with Boy Living in a Closet

Daniel Clark Morris III is wanted on charges of making and distributing methamphetamine from his Katy home in the 22000 block of Goldstone. It's the same home where a 4-year-old boy was discovered in December living in a closet with roaches and rats as his "friends."

Katy Magazine News March 1, 2018

by Katrina Katsarelis and Jennifer Skelton

Although Morris does not own the home, he has been a tenant of the house dating back to his first arrest in Harris County on March 29, 2001 for DWI 1st Offense.

Since that time, Morris has been arrested 9 times, before his December 2017 arrest, in Harris County alone. The arrests include Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass and Driving with a Suspended License. He also has arrests in Montgomery and Galveston counties.

Mr. Clark has a young son of his own but it is unclear if he was exposed to meth. His son was not at the house when police entered.

When authorities entered the residence, they discovered a 4-year old boy who was living a closet next to the bathroom where the meth was being cooked in deplorable conditions. The rats and roaches were his friends. Medical tests confirmed the child was exposed to meth, authorities said. The boy is currently in CPS custody but his father, Robert Dehard, is working to regain custody of his son after leaving him with the mother at Thanksgiving.

His mother, April Burrier, was arrested after being located and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Possession with the Intent to Deal. She remains in jail on a $30,000 bond. This was not Burrier’s first arrest. She was previously arrested on May 28, 2017 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Ms. Barrier is set to appear in court again on March 6, 2018.

If you recognize or have any information that may help locate this suspect, please contact the Precinct 5 dispatch line at 281-463-6666 or let us know through our online crime tips webpage:


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