From the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office:
During a proactive patrol operation, Pct. 4 deputies located 2 males coming from what looked to be an abandoned residence on Sullivan Rd in New Caney, TX. The males were identified as Howard Ferguson, III, 33 and Don Hennis Jr., 39, both of New Caney, TX. An investigation found that the two males entered the property by cutting a lock on the entrance gate then proceed to cutting water lines attached to a water heater inside the garage, then draining the water heater. The investigation also showed Ferguson to be in possession of methamphetamine. Deputies were able to attain a confession from both subjects. They stated it was their intension to cut and remove the water heater and other items from inside the residence, then scrap at a later time.
Both suspects were arrested for Felony Burglary of a Habitation and Ferguson for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Constable Hayden, “Property crimes and drug use and abuse go hand in hand. I’m proud of my deputies for being proactive and spotting this crime in progress.”