Police Charge Katy Man with Firearm Theft

By George Slaughter

George Leon – Katy Police Department photo

A 20-year-old Katy man has been charged with firearm theft, a felony under state law.

Katy Police arrested George Leon of Katy in the early morning hours of July 11 on an unrelated charge in the 2500 block of Avenue D. Police said at the time of his arrest, Leon was dressed in dark clothing and found to be in possession of burglary tools, gloves, and a ski mask that he tossed as officers approached him.

Police conducted a follow-up interview with Leon and had a forensic examination conducted on his mobile phone. The examination revealed photos of several firearms on Leon’s phone. Two of the firearms were linked to a previous burglary that occurred in May 8 at a local pawn shop located in the 5600 block of Hwy 90.

Leon is currently being held without bond in the Harris County Jail. Leon was already on probation for a burglary of a habitation filed by Katy Police Department on January 2018.

Katy Police confiscated these firearms, which are linked to a previous burglary that occurred in May at a Katy pawn shop – Katy Police Department photo