For Immediate Release
March 11, 2022

MCTXSheriff Investigates Suspicious Activity Resulting in Felony Arrest

On March 6, 2022, at about 4:20 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Woodlands Mall (1201 Lake Woodlands Drive) in reference to a Theft in Progress call. A witness called 911 and stated that they observed a black male underneath a vehicle attempting to cut and steal a catalytic convertor in the parking lot of Macy's. Upon arrival, Deputies located the suspect attempting to disassemble a piece from the victim's vehicle with an electric saw. The suspect, identified as 34-year-old De Marcus Wayne Collins of Houston, was immediately detained at that time. During the investigation, Collins was found to be a convicted felon, and in possession of a firearm. The owner of the vehicle Mr. Collins was attempting to steal from could not be located at the time to pursue Criminal Mischief charges against Mr. Collins. However, Mr. Collins was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and was transported to the Montgomery County jail where he is being held on a $50,000 dollar bond. Additional charges may be applied at a later date concerning the damages done to the victim’s vehicle.

In regard to suspicious activity, this is an excellent example of the saying “If you see something, say something.” Great work by all those involved.


Information Source
Specialist Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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