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Police are trying to find three males who tried to steal about $5,000 price of merchandise from House Depot Wednesday afternoon. 5 males in complete loaded two automobiles with the merchandise round three:45 p.m. within the again parking zone of the house enchancment retailer within the 19100 block of Interstate 45, in line with Shenandoah Assistant Police Chief Barry Gresham, however have been abruptly stopped by House Depot staff. The workers known as police as quickly as they noticed the boys within the act. Two of the boys fled on foot behind the shop south on David Memorial Drive, and ultimately bought right into a wooded space east of the roadway, police stated. On the identical time, two getaway autos have been making an attempt to exit the rear parking zone as officers with Shenandoah Police Division responded. The 2 getaway autos collided with one another earlier than one of many autos, a black Dodge Charger, struck a Shenandoah police cruiser inflicting minor injury, Gresham stated.
Because the getaway autos drove away, they hopped over the grass median onto David Memorial Drive and headed northbound. Intense video launched to The Courier by SPD reveals the Charger drove west on Alexandra Lane, which runs between House Depot and the Portofino Purchasing Heart, however struck a curb which triggered the front-right tire to come back unfastened. The Charger ultimately turned south onto the northbound frontage street after the unfastened drained got here off and narrowly missed an SUV. Because the smoking, disabled Charger got here to a cease, two males – later recognized as Darryl Lee, 20, and Davonta Lee, 17 – allegedly fled east on foot again into the House Depot parking zone. After a short foot chase, officers arrested the 2 and charged them with felony theft. Darryl Lee additionally has a felony evading arrest with a automobile cost. In the meantime, the opposite getaway automotive, which was a white Toyota automotive, made its method northbound on the I-45 frontage street till it reached Texas 242 the place it made a U-turn southbound on I-45’s mainlanes.
Legislation enforcement officers forward of the southbound pursuit shut down I-45 at Rayford Highway, though the Toyota hopped off the mainlanes of the freeway onto the frontage street simply north of Rayford Highway and blew previous different officers. Whereas officers initially overlooked the fleeing Toyota, the automobile was ultimately discovered deserted in a development web site close to the Spring Creek turnaround simply north of the Montgomery-Harris County line. The three remaining thieves – which embrace the 2 who ran on foot and the motive force of the Toyota automotive – have but to be discovered. All the merchandise has been returned to the shop, Gresham stated. Different legislation enforcement companies, together with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Workplace Okay-9 Models and DPS air help, assisted Shenandoah with the seek for hours.
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