From college student to inmate, a look at the place Daniels has called home for the past year

Hollis Alvin Daniels, 19 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Hollis Alvin Daniels, 19 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 at 6:47 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hollis Alvin Daniels was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center on October 9, 2017.

Daniels is charged with capital murder of a peace officer and he is facing a federal charge of possession of a stolen firearm.

Daniels, who was 19-years-old at the time of his arrest, lived in Talkington Hall on Texas Tech’s campus.

He is accused of shooting and killing Officer East while being processed at the Texas Tech Police Department for possession of drug paraphernalia.

This was not Daniels' first run-in with the law.

The KCBD Investigates Team contacted the Seguin Police Department, who confirmed officers arrested Daniels on August 6, 2017.

The department said an officer pulled Daniels over for speeding and realized he had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear in court for a previous traffic violation.

The Seguin Police Department said that is the only interaction officers have had with Daniels. However, this was not his first arrest.

According to Lubbock County court documents, the Texas Tech University Police Department arrested Daniels in September of 2016 for possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

Now, instead of spending his days in class, Daniels spends his time waiting out the judicial process at the Lubbock County Detention Center.

If convicted of capital murder, Daniels faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Lubbock Judge John McClendon issued a gag order, which prevents those involved in the case from speaking with media.

However, we did receive a tour of the Lubbock County Detention Center to get a closer look at the place Daniels has called home for the last year.

The Lubbock County Detention Center’s housing units are broken up into clusters, which are made up of pods.

The pods are circular, so officials have a view into every cell from a central location.

Each pod has shared showers and a common area with tables.

Chief Deputy Cody Scott said inmates eat their breakfast, lunch and dinner in their pods.

Scott said an inmates' charges can dictate which pod they are assigned to, but ultimately the inmates' behavior inside those walls dictates how restricted they will be.

A year after his arrest, Daniels remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $5 million bond.

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved.