The Bizarre Twists of the Houston Police Murder of the Tuttles

Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas
Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were murdered by Houston Police in their home during a "No Knock" raid.

Follow our last update on the raid on the home of Dennis Tuttle and his wife Rhogena Nicholas, and their murder by Houston police, the story has grown to epic, and very bizarre proportions.

On January 28th of this year, a Houston Police raid team, led by 34-year-veteran Gerald Goines, kicked in the door of the Tuttles in the middle of the day using what’s known as a “no-knock” warrant.

Houston Police claim the entry team was rushed by a “very large” dog that was immediately shot in the living room. Houston’s Police Chief Art Acevedo also states that the raid team “immediately” came under fire by 59-year-old disabled veteran Dennis Tuttle.

It’s alleged by the Houston Police that Tuttle shot and wounded four of the no-knock-raiding cops, including lead narcotics officer Gerald Goines who was later found to have lied to obtain the warrant.

HPD claims Tuttle used his .357 magnum revolver to gun down four cops armed with shotguns and M4’s (a shorter, lighter version of the military’s M16 rifle). A fifth officer in the home was also listed as injured from twisting his ankle.

For readers familiar with firearms, they’ll likely agree that a .357 versus an M4 is akin to pitting a Boy Scout armed with a cute Swiss Army knife against Rambo carrying his massive survival knife.

Sure, the Boy Scout might be able to get some licks in against Rambo . . . . but five Rambos?

My own initial suspicion of this case started with the head-scratching tale of a single, disabled Navy veteran, Dennis Tuttle, being able to wound four cops clad in full tactical gear and accompany weapons that are typical of a no-knock raid.

How many American men could, within seconds, engage and take down all five members (the twisted ankle counts) of a SWAT team with a high-recoil .357 revolver?

Piling on to that suspicion that came after the raid was the announcement that no heroin was found in the home.

The no-knock raid warrant’s signer, Gerold Goines, swore that he personally witnessed a Confidential Informant purchase black-tar heroin from the home – and that a 9mm semi-automatic pistol was seen in the home.

While Houston Police Chief Acevedo flatly admitted that Goines lied about the heroin, what is also interesting is that no pistols or revolvers were included in the leaked court affidavit that listed the property and contraband that was found in the home.

That’s right, no .357 magnum was listed in that inventory. Only two rifles (.22 and .308) and two shotguns were listed – and they were supposedly found in a room cut off to Tuttle who was found dead in the back of the home.

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Odd huh?

It’s odd enough that the FBI announced last week that they’re opening a civil rights investigation on behalf of the Tuttles.

Houston’s District Attorney is also reviewing all 1,400 cases that Gerald Goines and his team have been involved in. One person has already been released.

Now here’s where things get even more bizarre.

An independent journalist in Houston, David Worden, who is also a prominent “1st Amendment Auditor” had been investigating the murder of the Tuttles and late last week, Worden was arrested in Texas.

Worden had originally suspected that the Houston Police raided the wrong home. The Tuttles lived on Harding Street. A short drive away from their home is the same address on “Hardy” street that’s known for drug activity.

While HPD admits that they lied on the raid warrant, they inexplicably state they did raid the correct home – despite presenting no evidence to the public that would verify that claim.

Worden investigated the Tuttle raid and provided details from within the home that question the official police narrative. Worden has suggested that the wounded police were a result of friendly fire between the front door raid team and the back door team.

If true, it would be an embarrassing black eye to the Houston Police Department that was recently praised by President Trump.

Even more damning is the report from Worden claiming he spoke with neighbors who heard Dennis Tuttle screaming for help for two hours after the raid.

It’s alleged that Mr. Tuttle was left to “bleed out” and that after two hours, a robot was sent in followed by a SWAT officer placing one final shot into Tuttle.

That allegation comes on top of another clue left by Worden who claims that black-tar heroin WAS indeed found on the scene . . . but in the raid vest of Gerald Goines who was wounded before he was able to plant the heroin in the Tuttle’s home.

The day before his arrest, Worden uploaded one last cryptic video on YouTube, titled “Stirring the pot PREVIEW.”

Now, David Worden, who publishes on YouTube under the name “New Now Houston” is, without a doubt, a controversial figure.

On top of his filmed “baiting” of police around Texas to check their knowledge of the law and test their professional bearing, Worden has a sordid criminal history himself.

Worden is listed as a sex offender stemming from a 1980’s conviction supposedly related to his consensual relationship with his high school girlfriend – and her very upset father. However, the court documents provide a much more sinister narrative that led to the aggravated sexual assault charge and five years in prison.

If Worden’s initial conviction was a miscarriage of law, it would explain the man’s obsession with holding law enforcement accountable . . . and on the flip side, Worden would be absolutely insane to make a career out of challenging cops if he was justifiably convicted in the 80’s.

Regardless, the timing of Worden’s new arrest is incredibly convenient to Houston Police and their now infamous, union representative Joe Gamaldi – who was the target of Worden’s last video.

Gamaldi stated on live television a warning to anyone “spreading rhetoric that police officers are the enemy” that “we’re going to be keeping track of all of you and we’re going to make sure we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.”

Worden’s last video was taken of him literally stirring a metal pot outside of Gamaldi’s office.

A day later, Worden was arrested on a warrant that alleges sexual assault on a child. The warrant stems from a 17-year-old allegation from a divorce proceeding.

Given Worden’s prior conviction, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to beat this charge even if it’s untrue.

If Worden did have new information to support his allegations on the murder of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, it’s improbable at this point that any new reports from “New Now Houston” will see the light of day.

Anything David Worden has to say about this case is now muffled by both jail bars and his own tattered reputation — which may be the intent of his arrest.

If so, George Washington’s words could never ring more true, “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

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Shane Cory is the Editor of Liberty News Now. Shane is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has been involved in politics, publishing and marketing for more than 20 years. He has served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee, Project Veritas and is the co-Founder of Liberty Guard.