One man is in custody and another remains at large following a home invasion and two-county police pursuit that began in The Woodlands and ended with a crash and manhunt in North Harris County.
According to a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, around noon, a black male wearing what the victim thought was a police uniform and accompanied by a second black male, knocked on the door of a home on Gate Hill Drive. The 24-year-old male victim opened the door and the two men brandished a gun and forced their way inside. They struck the victim’s head with the gun, restrained and robbed him, then stole in his car.
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The victim, who was not seriously injured, managed to reach his cell phone and call 911 with a description of his assailants and his vehicle, and the information was broadcast to area law enforcement.
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy spotted the stolen vehicle at Woodlands Parkway and Many Pines Drive and initiated a pursuit.
Oak Ridge North Police Chief Andy Walters said ORN Police Sgt. Libby heard the radio traffic and set up on an overpass. Libby and another ORNPD patrol unit joined the MCSO in trying to initiate a traffic stop, but the stolen vehicle managed to get past all of the officers and headed southbound on I-45.
The suspect exited onto the Hardy Toll Road, pursued by two ORNPD patrol units and MCSO patrol units. Harris County Pct. 4 officers joined the pursuit and deployed spikes, but the suspect missed them and continued to flee southbound, then went west on Richey Rd.
A Harris County Pct. 4 unit again deployed spikes and the stolen vehicle ran over them, damaging two tires, and the vehicle continued on two bad tires, but wound up on a median at Imperial Valley Drive, where police say the driver fled on foot to a nearby wooded area.
The Oak Ridge North Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office began to search the area by ground and air.
Chief Walters, who also went to the scene, said, “At that point, it rained cops.”
An HCSO K-9 unit captured the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Christopher Colvin, of Missouri City. He was wearing a security guard uniform, according the MCSO.
Colvin is in the Montgomery County Jail, charged with aggravated robbery; evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; theft of a firearm; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon; and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
No details have been released regarding a description of the second suspect or vehicle.