LCSO: Husband and wife burglary team sought by law enforcement

A felony warrant for Burglary of Habitation has been issued for Rolando Pena, 25. His wife, Gloria Janeth Govea-Martinez, 27, is facing a felony Theft warrant.

Investigators with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating an alleged husband and wife burglary team that has been operating in the Plum Grove area/North Liberty County area since 2016 to early 2020, authorities say.

A felony warrant for Burglary of Habitation has been issued for Rolando Pena, 25. His wife, Gloria Janeth Govea-Martinez, 27, is facing a felony Theft warrant.

According to Criminal Investigation Division Commander Capt. Billy Knox, some very intensive investigative work by Lead Investigator Mark Ellington has resulted in not only identifying the two suspects but the recovery of more than $20,000 of stolen property, most of which has been returned to its rightful owners.

Knox says that a total of 86 burglary and theft cases have been cleared so far and as many as 100 may be cleared by the time the investigation is complete. The pair may also be involved in crimes in other jurisdictions.

“It appears the wanted individuals have been selling their ill-gotten gains on the Internet since they first began these burglaries,” said Capt. Ken Defoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the pair is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500 or the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization at 1-800-392-STOP (7867). A cash reward may be available through Crime Stoppers. The identity of all tipsters will remain anonymous.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. Nice to see that the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is trying to do their job because they SURE DIDN’T and didn’t seem to care that they weren’t in 2001 when a couple (not the couple in this article) stole 90% of everything from my husbands property during the time his family & friends were at his funeral. We knew who did it & the Sheriff’s Ofc didn’t even want to make a report. They finally did. I made many, many phone calls with absolutely no concern from law enforcement.

  2. They are doing something because these low class idiots are hispanics and the ones that stole from you and many other people were white so they didnt do anything about that.

  3. Terry Ranch you are full of shit, nothing to do with skin tone, has to do with family of the deceased. they know the ones who allegedly stole inheritance from the deceased, you race baiting pc of dung!

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