For Immediate Release
September 23, 2022

MCTXSheriff Apprehends Catalytic Converter Thieves

On September 4, 2022, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress call at The Woodlands Mall. As Deputies arrived, they were informed the suspects stole catalytic converters and left the area in a red 4-door Lexus car. Deputies located the red Lexus leaving the mall area and turned on their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The driver of the car disregarded the notice and fled at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, Deputies located the Lexus vacated in a local business parking lot on FM 1488; however, with assistance from a citizen who witnessed the suspects flee from the vehicle, Deputies were able to detain them without incident as they hid in the restaurant's restroom.

The suspects were identified as 17-year-old Sedrick Smith and two 16-year-old juveniles. The juveniles' names may not be released pursuant to state law. As a result of the investigation, all suspects were charged with Felony Theft and Evading Arrest. The catalytic converters were returned to the vehicle owner.

Booking photo of Sedrick Smith

Information Source
Specialist Thomas Hudson
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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