MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX- On Sunday morning around 2:25 a.m., Shenandoah Police Department’s night shift officers were wrapping up a DWI investigation when the on-duty sergeant saw a white Toyota SUV northbound on the I-45 service road at high speed with no headlights. The officer followed the vehicle and caught up to it near St. Luke’s Hospital, where the driver apparently noticed the officer and tried to flee instead of stop. Around that time, dispatchers notified SPD Officers of a burglary at Zales in the Portofino Shopping Center, where several men were seen smashing glass cases and taking jewelry.
The pursuit of the SUV ended near the 400 block of Nursery Road after a Sheriff’s Deputy deployed road spikes, deflating the vehicle’s tires. All the men then ran from the vehicle. Jewelry and burglary tools were left inside the vehicle, confirming that it was the suspect vehicle from Zale’s burglary.
Two men were quickly caught and arrested. An MCSO Deputy later found the third man in the area where the pursuit ended.
Two adult males, one from Katy and the other from Houston, and what turned out to be a 15-year-old boy were arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building. The driver was also charged with Evading in a Vehicle. Nearly $18,000 worth of jewelry was recovered and returned to Zales. Shenandoah was assisted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Oak Ridge North Police Department, and Texas Highway Patrol.
The two adult suspects were booked into the Montgomery County Jail and the teen was booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.
Willie K Jacko, of Houston is charged with Burglary of a Building. His bond is set at $20,000. The case will be tried in the 221st District Court before Judge Lisa Michalk.
Kevin Walter McTyer, of Katy is charged with Burglary of a Building and Evading Arrest / Detention with a Vehicle of Watercraft. His bonds total $25,000. The case will be tried in the 221st District Court before Judge Lisa Michalk.
The juvenile’s identity is protected.