Suspects identified in attempted robbery of deputy at Montgomery County gas station
MONTGOMERY, Texas — One of three teen robbery suspects has been captured after the trio injured a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy at a gas station in Porter last week, authorities said.
The teen was taken into custody on Friday, but his information has not been released because he is a minor.
His alleged accomplices, who remain on the run, have been identified and charges have been filed against them.
Michael Gene Jones, 17, and Israel Treqwuan Hunter, 19, are charged with aggravated robbery.
Investigators said the sheriff’s deputy was walking with a bag of ice out of the Shell gas station on Sorters Road at Summer Hills around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 when he was attacked. Deputies said the teens approached the officer, kicking him to the ground and attempting to blindfold him.
Investigators said the deputy was off-duty and wearing plain clothes.
The office said surveillance video captured a crowd of customers watching in horror as the assault took place. The deputy’s wife was sitting in the passenger seat of the couple’s truck when she saw her husband being attacked. The woman pulled out a pistol, jumped out of the truck and ran to her husband’s rescue.
Seeing the gun, officers said the attackers ran to a red GMC pickup truck with a extended cab. That’s when the deputy drew his weapon and began firing, investigators said.
The wife and deputy shot several rounds at the teens as they drove off, the office said. It isn’t clear whether the couple hit any of the teens, but the truck was struck.
The deputy was taken to Memorial Northeast Hospital in Humble with his jaw broken in two places, several missing teeth and other facial injuries, investigators said. The officer has since been released, but is expected to return to the hospital for surgery once the swelling goes down.
Anyone with information related to Jones and Hunter’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7876). The agency is offering a $1,000 cash reward for tips leading to an arrests.