Thomas Rolle was charged with murder in the brutal slaying of Jason Maas.
A Harris County man stabbed and beat his girlfriend’s husband to death after being the victim of a prank, police said.
Thomas Henry Rolle, 29, is being held without bond in the Harris County Jail on a murder charge in the killing of the girlfriend’s husband, Jason Ryan Maas, 37, on Sunday.
Deputies found Maas on Sunday morning lying in a pool of blood in front of a northwest Harris County credit union. He had multiple stab wounds.
The stabbing possibly occurred because of a dispute over a prank. Maas, who was in the process of getting a divorce from his wife, allegedly stole and hid a Rolle’s ID card as well as a car that Rolle and Maas’ wife used, according to court documents.
A friend was believed to be with him during the prank.
Jason Maas’ estranged wife was dating Thomas Rolle.
Rolle [in white shirt], was taken into custody Monday
A witness told investigators that Rolle threatened Maas with phone calls and text messages regarding the theft of the ID card.
Maas had agreed to meet Rolle in order to return the stolen ID, and he never returned to his motel.His body was found in the parking lot of a credit union in Harris County, and Rolle confessed to the brutal slaying to a friend.
“Thomas Rolle told her he stabbed a guy because the guy played a prank on him and took his identification,” according to the charging document.
Rolle told the friend that Maas was dead and that she would see what happened on the TV news.
A witness told cops that she gave bleach to Rolle and watched him try to clean blood stains from his car and a folding knife. She also said that Rolle gave her a blood-stained firearm that was used to strike Maas.
Rolle asked her to “broker” the sale of the firearm to help fund his escape from town, she said.