False Identity

For Immediate Release
December 22, 2017

Sheriff’s Office looking for Male who Provided Fictitious Information

On December 21, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Wal-Mart located at 3040 College Park Drive, Conroe, Texas in reference to a shoplifter. While in route, Deputies learned that the suspect had attempted to conceal store merchandise in his pants. As Deputies were arriving, the suspect removed the items from his pants and placed the items back on the store shelf. Wal-Mart personnel advised Deputies that they did not want the male on their property and wanted a trespass warning issued.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detained the male and attempted to identify him. During their interview, the Deputies discovered that the male was being untruthful about his identity. The male gave several names, but ultimately told Deputies that his name was Christopher Bell.

Deputies placed the male under arrest for fail to identify as he had provided several fictitious names during their investigation. The male was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail for booking. During the booking process the male identified himself to Jail Staff and to the arresting Deputy as Christopher Bell and was subsequently booked under that name.

On December 22, 2017, the male was released from jail after posting bond. Once he was released from jail, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was made aware that the same male had given a fictitious name. The male’s real name is Dewey Gomez Cantu. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office learned that Mr. Cantu had used his brother’s name and date of birth during the booking process.

Mr. Cantu is being sought by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for the charges of Failure to Identify and Forgery. If anyone knows the location of Dewey Gomez Cantu please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a full internal investigation into the events and circumstances that led up to the release of Dewey Gomez Cantu.

Dewey Gomez Cantu

Information Source
Lieutenant Scott Spencer
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Executive Division

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