Motorcyclist allegedly destroyed bike trying to evade Montgomery County deputies
One of the Montgomery County Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s new deputies were tested alone on his first shift when a suspect launched a chase on a stolen motorcycle on Thursday, February 10.
According to a statement from the constable’s office, while patrolling commercial and residential areas along Gene Campbell Boulevard. in New Caney, Pct. 4 Deputy Bobby Joe Ragland reportedly spotted a motorcycle going over 90 MPH.
“Deputy Ragland tried to stop the motorcycle by turning on his hazard lights. The driver ignored the lights and even looked at the patrol vehicle before accelerating,” the statement read.
A chase ensued and continued west on Gene Campbell Blvd. to FM 1314. Runner then headed north towards Conroe turning right onto Allendale Ln. Deputy Ragland managed to keep an eye on the bike as it zipped through the neighborhood making several turns.
The rider eventually wrecked the motorcycle in a mud pit along a pipeline road behind the subdivision and was quickly arrested.
The suspect, 22-year-old Trinity Lynch (Conroe), was arrested for criminal escape, as well as an outstanding warrant for theft. The motorcycle appeared to have been stolen from Conroe, so a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was added. Narcotics were also found on the motorcycle.
Lynch was taken to Montgomery County Jail, while the motorcycle is returned to its owner.
Deputy Ragland had just completed the FTO (Field Training Officer) portion of his hiring process the day before and was on his first solo patrol. PCT 4’s FTO program consists of newly hired deputies working alongside seasoned officers and supervisors as they navigate law enforcement events in East Montgomery County.
“It’s great to witness the FTO process in action,” said Constable Hayden. “Preparation is key, and I couldn’t be more proud of how our guys train and serve the citizens of PCT 4.”