Montgomery County deputies made a startling discovery July 7, after being called to a Magnolia residence for a simple disturbance.
Deputies responded to a residence on Cecilia Circle, in the Brushy Oaks subdivision near Magnolia and found two stolen cars, two stolen trailers and a stolen tow dolly. Once inside the residence, deputies found numerous stolen guns and a small amount of drugs.
One person at the scene, Nathan Barberousse, 30, was arrested for a warrant out of Harris County.
Nearby residents said that the trailers were big horse or camper type trailers.
The very next day deputies were called back to the scene for a follow-up and found another stolen vehicle and trailer. Four men were able to evade capture at the time, but Lt. David Moore, head of the Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force, says they have been identified.
"They ran from patrol, but we have them identified and are in the process of getting warrants for them," he said.
Moore said that he estimated the total value of the stolen items to be more than $120,000. He said it was unclear what the men were doing with the stolen property.
"I don't know if they were running a chop shop or if they were just taking them there in the process of getting rid of them," he said.
All four men will face felony charges once the warrants are handed down.