Stolen vehicle stop in Buda leads to felony fraud, drug, theft charges

A traffic stop for a possible stolen vehicle last month led to the arrest of man suspected of possessing stolen bank cards and a tampered Florida drivers license.

Leo Peter Lamountain III, 36, of Dallas, was booked into the Hays County Jail June 15 on multiple charges of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, which is a state jail felony. Lamountain was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felony class, tampering with government records,  a second degree felony, theft of property, which is a third degree felony, and failure to identify as a fugitive, a Class-A misdemeanor.

According to a Buda Police arrest affidavit magistrated by Hays County Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary, officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Overlook Road for a reported stolen vehicle parked and running in a parking lot.

The vehicle was described as a blue 2014 BMW 535.

Upon locating the vehicle, a Buda police officer began “a felony takedown” of two occupants, a man and woman, in the vehicle.

The man, later identified as Lamountain, produced a Florida drivers license identifying him as Michael Jack Nyenhis.

A check to dispatch discovered there was no valid drivers licenses under that name, according to the affidavit. Lamountain was allegedly asked three times by the officer if he was Nyenhis, to which he said he was.

However, the woman, who was not identified in the affidavit, gave the officer Lamountain’s name and date of birth. Authorities discovered Lamountain had a valid California drivers license and an extensive criminal history.

Lamountain also had three active outstanding warrants.

Lamountain identified himself after he was presented the new information from the officer.

Authorities found in Lamountain’s possession a Bank of America card and two American Express cards that did not belong to him, along with approximately two grams of methamphentaime.

Lamountain is still being held in the Hays County Jail on $85,000 bond.

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