Conroe, November 21 – On the afternoon of Thursday, November 1, 2018, Precinct 2 Constable’s Deputy Jose Torres of Constable Gene De Forest’s Office was working traffic enforcement in the area of North Loop 336. He observed and subsequently stopped a black motorcycle which was displaying an altered license plate.
As he was exiting his patrol vehicle to approach the rider, the motorcycle sped away at a high rate of speed. After a pursuit of more than five miles on numerous roads in the area, the rider crashed at the intersection of Mike Meador Parkway and North Loop 336. Even after the crash, the rider continued to try to evade Deputy Torres by crawling into the nearby woods.
Deputy Torres was able to effect the arrest without further incident. Due to obvious injuries, the rider was transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center by Montgomery County Hospital District EMS. Upon his detention, the rider was identified as MICHAEL EARL LINGO, W/M, 36 YOA.
Deputy Torres noted the smell of marijuana around LINGO, and in his backpack he discovered a clear plastic baggy containing what was later found to weigh more than 2 ounces of marijuana. Additionally, found in the backpack was methamphetamine residue, two digital scales, two medicine bottles containing miscellaneous jewelry, four counterfeit $20 bills, and a total of $1,143 in cash. These items, along with the LINGO’s cell phone, iPod and a thumb drive were seized and placed into evidence pending search warrants to access those devices. Deputy Brian Davis is assisting Deputy Torres with this investigation.
It should be noted that while processing the evidence, Deputy Davis observed numerous text messages pop up on LINGO’s phone consistent with dealing narcotics.
Because of the injuries LINGO received from the crash, he was admitted to CRMC for further treatment. Pertinent charges will be filed with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office as soon as possible.