For Immediate Release
January 7, 2019
MCTXSheriff Auto Theft Task Force makes Felony Arrest
On January 4, 2019, Detectives with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Task Force obtained information in reference to a stolen vehicle being listed for sale on Craig’s List. During their investigation, the Task Force verified the vehicle was reported stolen through the Houston Police Department. The Task Force arranged a meeting at a location on West Davis Street in Conroe, Texas. The 2017 Nissan Frontier arrived at the address as agreed and the Auto Theft Task Force, along with Montgomery County Swat, K- 9 and Air Wing units took the driver into custody. The driver was identified as Larry Wayne Wagstaff (10/18/1955). Larry is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Forgery of a Government Document, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, and is being held on a $6000 bond.
The Auto Theft Task Force and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office stress the importance of diligence when purchasing a vehicle from an internet source. Social media makes it easier for criminals to sell stolen vehicles to unsuspecting persons.
Specialist Maggie Moseley
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office