Raid Nets Stolen Weapons, Drugs, Tatted Mom

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Stolen assault rifles are no joke, and the authorities take it seriously when they find out where those weapons might be. In the case of the Harris County Sheriff's Home Task Force and the High Risk Operation Unit, that meant forcing a mom and her 14-year-old son out of a house last Thursday when searching for both the missing rifles and the prime suspect.

Angela Garcia was inside the home in the 7600 block of Williams in the Woodland Trails West subdivision last Thursday, July 24 when officers arrived to serve a warrant searching for several long-barrel firearms stolen earlier in the week and the suspect in the burglary. Only problem is, Garcia refused to come out.

Once the High Risk Operation Unit was deployed and a few hours into the incident, Garcia exited, but said her 14-year-old son was still inside. Deputies coaxed him out using a loudspeaker. He was taken into custody and five AR style rifles, a handgun, a "large amount of marijuana" (according to an HCSO release) and a gram of cocaine were found on the premises.

The suspect was not at the home, and is still at large. Garcia (and her visible star tattoos) was arrested for making firearms accessible to a minor. The boy was released.

The whole situation sounds like a mess, and Garcia isn't going to be winning any mother of the year awards.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.