On Saturday, December 10, 2016, at approximately 6:50 PM, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were dispatched to a robbery that had occurred at the Summer Hills Food Mart located in the 24200 block of Sorters Road, in Porter, Texas.
It was discovered that the deputy had stopped at the location to pick up several bags of ice for a hunting trip. After the off-duty had purchased the ice, proceeded to his vehicle, and was putting the ice in an ice chest, a male, accompanied by another male, quickly approached the complainant and struck him on his head/jaw. The two males then continued to assault the complainant in what was described as a robbery attempt. The complainant’s wife, who was in the truck, hearing what was occurring, proceeded toward the suspects with a handgun. After a confrontation, the complainant’s wife and the deputy did discharge their weapons at the suspects and the suspect vehicle. Units from several agencies attempted to locate the suspects and suspect vehicle with no success.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators, representatives from the Texas Rangers, and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office arrived at the location to investigate. The investigation is on-going.
On Sunday morning, representatives from the Houston Police Department have recovered a suspect vehicle believed to be utilized in the above listed robbery attempt. The vehicle was reported as stolen in the City of Houston a day prior to the robbery attempt. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department took possession of the truck and began processing it at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criome Lab. After a continued investigation, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives now believe a third male suspect was inside the suspect vehicle during the above listed assault. Detectives have also been able to recover still photos of three persons of interest in the case.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these three individuals from a series of still photos. If you have information regarding the above incident or identification of the individuals in the still photos, please contact the Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (936)-760-5876 or Montgomery County Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE at www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org.