New Caney, June 6 – Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden and his team of Deputy Constables made two arrests after an intense manhunt as the perps fled from them.
On June 5, 2017, around 8 p.m., a Precinct 4 Constable’s Deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle that was occupied by 2 white males in the area of Fostoria Road and Morgan Cemetery Road in Cleveland, Texas. The suspicious vehicle ended up being a 2016 Kia stolen from Montgomery County. As deputies attempted to make contact with the two white males, they fled the location and into nearby woods.
With assistance from the Splendora Police Department, the Roman Forest Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hayden’s team established a perimeter. Both Constable Rowdy Hayden and Chief Deputy Barry Welch made the scene and began to assist. A few hours later, the law enforcement officers located and detained both males. Inside the vehicle deputies located several stolen firearms, tools, a machete, an axe, a bolt cutter, several needles and other property, some of which was from a fresh burglary of a residence on Crossno Drive in Cleveland.
Thomas Barringer, 26 years of age from Livingston, TX has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a state jail felony and Evading Arrest/Detention, a Class A misdemeanor.
Kevin Caldwell, 22 years of age from Conroe, TX has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony, Evading Arrest/Detention w/ a Prior Conviction, a state jail felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, a third degree felony.
Constable Hayden thanked the surrounding agencies that came to help locate these criminals hiding from the Deputies in the woods. Constable Hayden also thanked the Precinct 4 Deputies that relentlessly work the streets, listen to the complaints of the residents in the area, and follow every possible lead available. Constable Hayden advised, “Hard work pays off. Two know criminals are now in jail, stolen guns are off the street, a local resident had property returned from a recent burglary and someone is going to get their car back, overall a very good night and a job well done.”