New Caney, January 10 – On January 8, 2019, at about 4:40 p.m., Deputies with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an address in the 17900 block of US Highway 59 in New Caney in reference to a theft of a vehicle. When Deputies arrived at the residence, the victim stated the female suspect asked him for a cigarette like she has done in the past.
The victim then walked away and before entering a building, turned and saw the suspect driving away in the victim’s vehicle. The victim stated they had not given the suspect permission to take the vehicle.
While Deputies were at the residence, the victim received a phone call from the victim’s spouse who stated the spouse was behind the stolen vehicle and following it. The victim allowed the Deputy to take the victim’s phone for communication purposes to locate the vehicle.
The Deputy located the vehicle and a pursuit ensued for a short distance. The suspect in the stolen vehicle fled the scene on foot after the vehicle stopped. A thorough search of the area was completed, but the suspect could not be located.
A short time later, the Deputy received another call for service about a suspicious person in the area of where the search was conducted. The Deputy went to the scene and located the suspect. The victim identified the suspect as the one leaving the area in their vehicle.
The suspect was identified as Haley Moody (date of birth 12/17/1991). Moody was arrested for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and Evading Arrest or Detention in a Vehicle.