Spring, Texas – December 17, 2018: A Deputy with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office found $1,188 worth of stolen beef, shrimp and pork in a vehicle after initiating a traffic stop over the weekend.
During the traffic stop, deputes also received a theft call at the Kroger Grocery Store located at 3731 Riley Fuzzel Road. The suspect description and license plate reported by Kroger employees matched the suspect and vehicle that deputies had stopped.
The driver consented to a search of the vehicle.
According to officials, deputies found a roast in the glove box and a T-bone steak under the driver’s seat. The rest of the meat was found in two containers, one in the back seat and one in the trunk.
Michael Cordova (52), the passenger of the vehicle was arrested for felony theft. Cordova has a previous criminal history involving theft. Cordova was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and his bond was set to $1,500. At the time this story went to press, Cordova has not yet bonded out.
The driver of the vehicle was released due to a medical related issue, however, officials say a warrant will be issued for his arrest.
Officials say the stolen meat was returned to Kroger.