CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED
On June 26, 2022 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Deputies responded to Chick-Fil-A located at State Highway 146 and Interstate 10 in Baytown, Chambers County, Texas in reference to an in progress catalytic converter theft.
The caller, who was in the Whataburger drive through line, witnessed the theft and was able to provide a vehicle and subject description as the suspects fled the area. Deputies arrived on scene shortly after but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Shortly after, Chambers County Dispatch was advised that units with the Baytown Police Department had located the suspect vehicle at the Valero at North Main and Interstate 10 in Harris County.
Deputies responded to the location and took custody of the four subjects who occupied the vehicle. The subjects were identified as Victor Ledoux of Arnaudville, Louisiana, Carl Guillory, Blake Thomas, and Jayme Pierre, all of Opelousas, Louisiana.
During a probable cause search of the suspect vehicle, Deputies located sawzalls, saw blades, and the two stolen catalytic converters which were returned to the owners of Chick-Fil-A. Following the course of the investigation, all four individuals were taken into custody on charges of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and transported to the Chambers County Jail.
The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Baytown Police Department for their assistance in locating and detaining these suspects who would have likely continued this crime spree elsewhere, as well as the Deputies and Dispatchers who were quick to respond to the 911 calls of our citizens.