Baytown Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Fatally Shooting Wife

Baytown Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Fatally Shooting Wife
Jason Jermaine Armster

Jason Jermaine Armster, 41, was sentenced to 55 years in prison this week for the fatal shooting of his wife, Charlene Grovell, at their home. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the verdict.

“This man had a history of violence against domestic partners that escalated until he ultimately killed his wife,” Ogg said. “While we cannot undo the horrible things he did, we can do our best to get justice for the victims and make sure this man never again hurts anyone else in our community.”

Charlene Grovell
Victim: Charlene Grovell

The incident occurred on March 31, 2020, at the couple’s Sheldon-area residence, where they lived with their three children, ages 3, 5, and 11. Armster shot Grovell in the back of the head with a handgun while the children were asleep. He then disposed of the weapon off the Fred Hartman Bridge before returning home.

Alerted by suspicious comments made by Armster, Baytown police contacted the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, leading deputies to find Grovell’s body during a welfare check at the house.

The subsequent investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office resulted in Armster’s arrest. He was convicted of murder after a six-day trial and sentenced on Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Kelly Marshall, prosecuting for the DA’s Domestic Violence Division, emphasized Grovell’s memory and Armster’s dangerousness. Armster must serve at least half of the sentence before parole eligibility.

The verdict aims to deliver justice for the victim and ensure the safety of the community.