Teen Accused of Using Tow Hook to Murder His Grandma

A Texas teen, who had gotten into trouble with the law at least three times since 2022 and had agreed two weeks prior not to threaten his grandmother, is now accused of murdering her with a vehicle hook.

Houston Police Department stated that the victim was found dead on Monday morning after her family contacted them for a welfare check. According to the criminal complaint, Mylon Louis Colquitt, aged 18, allegedly used a “tow hook” to kill his 66-year-old grandmother, identified as Sheila Lewis, on June 18th.

The grieving son of the victim, Christopher, told ABC 13 that his mother had given Colquitt chances despite knowing of his issues with drugs and violence. Furthermore, court records indicated that a burglary of habitation case against Colquitt was dismissed on March 10th, while a criminal mischief case was dismissed on April 18th, after he completed a pretrial diversion program.

On June 5th, an order of deferred adjudication was filed in a third-degree felony case (to which Colquitt pleaded guilty) for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, thus placing him under community supervision for 3 years. The offense dates back to July 31, 2022.