On 10/1/2018 at approximately 2:36am a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy that was on routine patrol observed a male and female pushing a motorcycle on FM-2830.
The deputy initiated a “motorist assist”. He activated the overhead lights on his patrol unit. The female then sat on the motorcycle and the male appeared to be doing some type of mechanical work near the engine. The male subject was asked to stop working on the motorcycle and provide some information. The male did not comply. A request for an additional unit was made because of the noncompliance.
The female identified herself as Kisha Leftrick. The male told the deputy that his name was Robert Williamson, DOB: 09/21/1992. He did not provide any proof of his identity. The assisting deputy arrived and contacted the LCSO dispatch to confirm their identity. While the deputies were talking to dispatch the male subject appeared to touch two wires together and the motorcycle started. He got on the motorcycle and took off. The motorcycle had no lights and no registration. The in-car camera recorded the incident. For safety reasons there was not a pursuit.
When the deputy arrived at the Sheriff’s Office he discovered that the female gave the correct identity but the male had not. A description of the driver and motorcycle were given to other law enforcement officers.
On 10/2/2018 at approximately 5:58pm a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction unit was on patrol in the Hardin area when he observed a white male riding a motorcycle on FM-834 that matched the description of the motorcycle. He also noted that the driver had on a blue face mask and blue bandana. A traffic violation was observed and the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop. When the deputy activated the overhead lights on his unit the motorcycle driver pulled over in to a grassy area in the vicinity of the Hardin Intermediate School. When the deputy got out of the patrol unit the motorcycle driver ran away. He failed to comply with the deputy’s commands to stop so a foot pursuit started.
The male subject attempted to hide in a building on the school campus. The deputy observed the male subject attempt to exit the building and saw him drop the facemask and bandana. The male subject attempted to run as the deputy approached but stopped and surrendered when he saw that the deputy was ready to use a tool to make him comply. The subject was restrained and taken to the Liberty County Jail without incident. He was identified as Christopher Treece, W/M, DOB: 06/19/1990. It was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant from Harris County and that he had two previous convictions for Evading Arrest. It was later discovered that the motorcycle had been reported stolen out of Harris County.
Christopher Ryan Treece was charged with: (1) Evading Arrest/Detention with Previous Conviction – State Jail Felony, and (2) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle – State Jail Felony. Other charges are pending from the 10/1/2018 incident.