Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a Pct. 4 Deputy Constable and two Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a suspicious person call at the Walmart located at 23561 US 59 in Porter. Montgomery County dispatch warned deputies a white male wearing a camouflage jacket was seen donning body armor and circling his SUV, which he also moved several times. The dispatcher also provided the suspect’s parking location
As the Precinct 4 Deputy arrived, he saw the suspect. As he drove toward the suspect, the man opened his car door and began to reach into the vehicle. The MCSO deputies were also approaching and all three officers drew their weapons. The Precinct 4 Deputy told the suspect to place his hands on his face and walk backwards to him. The deputy then patted down the suspect, 27-year-old Christopher Longoria, and found a pistol in his front right pocket. He also removed a hard sunglasses case that was hanging on a lanyard the Longoria was wearing around his neck, and a pill bottle containing Hydrocodone from his shirt pocket. The sunglasses case contained a small digital scale and multiple small clear and colored zip locking plastic bags containing methamphetamine. The vehicle contained multiple boxes of ammunition; a mask; rifle bipods (used to steady when shooting); loose ammunition; and more small plastic bags with methamphetamine residue inside.
The Precinct 4 Deputy had dispatch check Longoria’s criminal history and learned he had two prior felony convictions. Soon after, the deputy noticed Longoria had a blood stain on his camouflage jacket and asked him about it. Longoria told him it was his own blood and that he’d been shot two days earlier. The deputy then called for medics, who checked Longoria and confirmed he had a gunshot wound. They said he would be alright, but might need medication. Longoria was transported to the emergency room at Kingwood Hospital, where he was checked out and only needed a tetanus shot.
Longoria told deputies the narcotics in his possession were to keep him awake and make sure no one would harm him. He claimed he was shot at a gas station in Harris County and didn’t know the shooter or his motivation.
The evidence recovered included nine Hydrocodone, 52 empty blue small clear plastic bags; 92- 25MM ammunition (including 6 in the magazine in the pistol); a black digital scale; a green lanyard with sunglass case; 16 green small clear plastic bags containing 65.3 grams of methamphetamine; a black body armor plate carrier with no plates; a 25 automatic chrome pistol with full magazine; two LG smart phones; and .40 ammunition.
Christopher Longoria, 27, of Houston (unemployed) is charged with first-degree felony Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (penalty group 1) more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams; third-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (penalty group 3) more than 28 grams, but less than 200 grams; and third-degree felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.