For Immediate Release
October 23, 2023
MCTXSheriff Arrests Three for Burglary of a Vehicle, Theft of a Firearm and Evading Arrest
On October 25, 2023, at around 3:00 a.m., Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office District 3 Patrol were dispatched to the 20300 block of Presley Grove in Porter, Texas, in reference to a suspicious vehicle. While responding to the area, multiple callers contacted dispatch, stating the occupants of the suspicious vehicle were burglarizing cars in the area.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop, however, the driver failed to stop and attempted to evade responding units. Deputies pursued the vehicle for several miles before the driver lost control, crashing into a curb and hitting a stop sign at the intersection of Mills Branch and Ramrock Drive.
With the assistance of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Office, Sheriff's deputies detained all three occupants of the vehicle. After a thorough investigation, deputies arrested 19-year-old Hudson Bell, 19-year-old Laila Tripp and 18-year-old Benjamin Moralez.
All parties were charged with two counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of a Firearm. Bell received an additional charge of Evading Arrest with a Vehicle. All three were taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Specialist Miranda Hahs
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division