Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputy Constables continued the investigation of a burglary that occurred in Porter on February 12 when a deputy initiated a traffic stop on what appeared to be a vehicle seen in the security video from the burglary.
The vehicle was occupied by three males, two adults and a juvenile. A search of the vehicle revealed some of the items stolen during the burglary in question, along with some marijuana. The adult passenger, Alejandro Cura, admitted him and the driver, Caleb Rodriguez, along with another man, had kicked in the door of the home and burglarized it. Some of the tools used in the crime were also in the truck. The driver also admitted his involvement and the pair was taken into custody.
Two deputies then went in search of the third suspect, and wound up at the home his girlfriend’s mother. The third suspect’s girlfriend, Lisa Petty, was contacted and drove him to her mother’s home, where she told deputies the stolen jewelry was in the house. After obtaining consent to search the home, deputies recovered stolen jewelry, as well as a laptop that was taken during a different burglary.
Further questioning of suspects indicated the third suspect and Petty committed the burglary in which the laptop was stolen. They also admitted Petty was in the vehicle when the burglary occurred that was the focus of the investigation. In fact, Petty admitted driving the men both times.
Alejandro Cura, 17, of Porter is charged with two counts of second-degree felony Burglary of a Habitation and one count of third-degree felony Possession of a Criminal Instrument.
Caleb Rodriguez, 17, of Porter is charged with two counts of second-degree felony Burglary of a Habitation and one count of third-degree felony Possession of a Criminal Instrument.
Lisa Marie Petty, 18, of Porter is charged with two counts of second-degree felony Burglary of a Habitation
The third male suspect did not admit any involvement, despite the statements by the other suspects.