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Houston tiger investigation: Victor Cuevas appears in court

Prosecutors mentioned Victor Cuevas violated the situations of his authentic bond they usually need him again behind bars.

HOUSTON — The man on the heart of the Houston tiger investigation is anticipated to look in court Friday morning. 



Victor Cuevas, 26, will probably be dealing with a decide for a bond listening to in Fort Bend County.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The above video initially aired May 12.

He was already out on bond for a homicide cost when the Harris County District Attorney’s Office charged him with evading arrest after he allegedly ran away from police with the tiger, who we now know is called “India,” in the again of his truck.

Cuevas was arrested Monday night time and positioned into Fort Bend County jail. By Wednesday he was launched on a $50,000 bond.

Prosecutors mentioned Cuevas violated the situations of his authentic bond they usually need him again behind bars.  

Meanwhile, the seek for India continues. 

Cuevas’ lawyer has claimed the large cat would not belong to him and the Houston Police Department rushed to judgment.   

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“HPD was in such a hurry to wrap it and find their guy that they just assumed because my client was the one who caught this tiger, who went out and go it and brought it back into safety, everyone is just assuming that he is the owner of the tiger,” lawyer Michael Elliott mentioned.

Houston police and BARC animal management officers are on the lookout for India. An HPD spokesperson instructed us they’re “still waiting for a phone call on its location.”

Even Tiger King star Carole Baskin has joined the hunt for India. She’s providing a $5,000 reward to assist discover the large cat. 

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The operator of a Texas animal sanctuary mentioned she thinks India might be being saved indoors. 

“If the tiger were out on the street, which I seriously doubt he is, he would probably try to hide, find a spot where he’s hidden because that’s what most wildlife do to feel protected,” mentioned Noelle Almrud. “So, there’s no telling, you know, where he could go.” 

Almrud mentioned in the event you encounter the tiger, get to a secure place and name 911. 

Meanwhile, Almrud’s sanctuary, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, is able to take India and take care of him as soon as he is discovered.  



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