Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious roadway incident

Magnolia, August 4 – On August 2, 2017, at approximately 10:47 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 36554 FM 149, Magnolia, Texas in reference to a welfare check.   Upon arrival, Deputies met with an off-duty Waller County Constable who came across an abandoned car that he thought might have been stolen. The operator of the vehicle was not located when Deputies arrived on scene.  Based on the Deputies investigation it was determined that the vehicle was not stolen.

Deputies then learned that the operator of the vehicle, Jonathon Gomez (H/M) 18 years of age had called a family member and reported that he was being followed by two cars. Gomez described the cars as a black Chevrolet Tahoe with black rims and a silver 4-door passenger car with black rims. Gomez then informed family that his vehicle had shut off. While on the phone with family, he told them, “they are coming for me, call my dad” as the phone disconnected from family.

While on scene, Deputies observed several bullet casings on the ground as well as Gomez’s personal effects still in the car. Deputies learned that Gomez had informed family members that the black Chevrolet Tahoe was following him last week as well, but he never reported it. The vehicle was towed for additional evidence processing by Crime Scene Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 6:15 am, a citizen contacted The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office after Gomez approached his car when he stopped at the Intersection of FM 149 and Spur 149.

Detectives have interviewed the victim and this is an active investigation.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case# 17A229132.




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