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Michele Lee Weems, 35, of Burnet was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hitting a man with her vehicle in June 2016 while she was intoxicated.

Burnet woman gets 10 years in prison for intoxication assault in 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a Burnet woman to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking a man with her vehicle while he was walking down Texas 29, according to court documents. (more…)

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DANNY CUDE

Burnet man arrested on sexual assault, kidnapping charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police on March 28 arrested a 55-year-old man on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. According to a Burnet Police Department media release, the suspect, Danny Cude, allegedly broke into a apartment, where he found a woman and two children. The suspect allegedly had a knife, which […]

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Burnet police nab four suspects in seven burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have solved several burglary cases reported in January and February after tips, surveillance photos and police interviews led investigators to four juveniles who admitted to the crimes, according to Burnet Police Department officials. “We’ve truly had a rash of burglaries here lately. We knew once we caught one of […]

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Burnet police: Suspect in drug arrest ‘dangerous individual’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities say they uncovered a myriad of drugs during a 4 a.m. traffic stop for speeding that led to the arrest of a suspect with a history of drug abuse and violence toward police officers. (more…)

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Burnet man pleads guilty to killing his grandfather

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A 24-year-old man will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandfather in November 2013. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School student charged in bomb threat; weapons removed from home

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet police said they have detained a Burnet Middle School student in connection with an April 10 bomb scare at the campus. According to a city news release, the eighth-grade male suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center, charged with false report/alarm and will have a hearing at […]

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Burnet woman faces intoxication manslaughter charge in death of 4-year-old son

FROM STAFF REPORTS  LLANO — A 29-year-old Burnet woman involved in a rollover accident that killed her 4-year-old son faces an intoxication manslaughter charge after her lab results came back positive for methamphetamines, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet police charge fourth suspect in alleged yearlong abuse of woman

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A fourth person faces charges stemming from a Burnet police investigation that alleges a woman was held against her will and beaten for about a year at home in the 700 block of North Pierce. This individual’s charges, however, allege he, along with another man already charged in […]

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Burnet man faces more charges in alleged crimes after bonding out

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County investigators added more charges to Jeffery Benjamin Dollar’s growing list after they linked him to a couple more alleged burglaries and an all-terrain vehicle theft during the few days he was out of jail following a previous arrest for allegedly stealing a car from a Burnet dealership. According […]

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JOSE SIERRA

Former Burnet coach charged with improper relationship with student

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet High School baseball coach who abruptly resigned March 5 now faces criminal charges for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student. Burnet police arrested Jose Sierra, 28, and charged him with felony improper relationship between educator/student. He was booked into the Burnet County Jail on March 15. […]

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Affidavits describe alleged abuse, ‘water boarding’ in Burnet case

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The alleged victim of multiple assaults at the hands of two people with whom she lived described numerous beatings and even “water boarding” during the ordeal, according to arrest warrant affidavits. Burnet police arrested two people March 12 in connection with allegedly keeping a woman confined to a […]

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MATTHEW REED

Burnet man could face death penalty if convicted of killing his grandfather

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Prosecutors are weighing a potential death penalty punishment for a man indicted in January for allegedly murdering his grandfather. On Jan. 7, the Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Matthew William Reed, 22, on capital murder by terror threat/other felony. According to the indictment, Reed allegedly shot and killed […]

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Two juveniles arrested in connection with string of Burnet burglaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police arrested two juveniles allegedly involved in a string of burglaries starting in early November. The two youth are charged with seven counts of burglary of a building. Both were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Bell County. The investigation began Nov. 18 when Burnet police responded to […]

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Burnet police chase ends with man driving over small cliff; suspect remains at-large

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 34-year-old man remains at-large after a police pursuit Nov. 18 that ended with a suspect driving himself, a woman and two small children over a 5-foot cliff into a creek bed on a rural road off U.S. 281, according to Burnet police. Authorities are looking for James Little after […]

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Dead possum leads to arrests of juvenile suspects in Burnet school vandalism case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Four middle school-aged students face criminal charges after being accused of extensive vandalism following a Burnet High School football game and even stringing a dead opossum up a flag pole. Police said the four youths vandalized the Dog Pound spirit shop, high school coaches’ offices, the concession stand and a […]

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Doug Otis Sims

Man with Burnet ties on 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking for information on the whereabouts of Doug Otis Sims. The DPS added Sims, 32, to its Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list for failing to comply with sex offender registration and being wanted for a burglary of habitation. (more…)

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Burnet police arrest two men following shootings

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two men are in jail after Burnet police investigated reports of shootings late July 28. Sometime before 10:50 p.m., Burnet police responded to gunshots in the city. Callers reported shots fired in two different locations, officials said. One person was transported to an Austin hospital with unspecified injuries, while a […]

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Burnet County jury sends drug dealer to prison for 18 years

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury sent a message June 11 when it sentenced a 37-year-old man to 18 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, two years shy of the maximum penalty. (more…)

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Burnet authorities arrest three in alleged thefts from coin-operated machines

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Three Burnet residents ended up in jail after police searched a house May 8 and found evidence that allegedly links the two women and one man to a string of coin-operated machine burglaries. (more…)

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Burnet man pleads guilty to delivery of drugs that took 21-year-old’s life

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Sixteen months ago, Janet Christiansen faced the terror no parent wants to face: the death of a child. (more…)

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Burnet man avoids long-term prison sentence after jury finds him guilty of lesser charge

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A 46-year-old Burnet man faced up to life in prison on two first-degree felony charges, but a Burnet County Jury didn’t buy the prosecution’s case and found the man guilty of a misdemeanor trespassing charge. (more…)

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Burnet police officer recovering after being stabbed during pursuit of suspect

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A Burnet police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the stomach. According to officials, a suspect was acting irrationally and yelling at police officers after they arrived at the intersection of Short and Taggard streets April 4. (more…)

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Judge declares mistrial in Burnet man’s manslaughter trial

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge granted a defense request for a mistrial during the second day of criminal proceedings against Joe Daniel Sosa, who was charged in the 2011 death of a Burnet man. (more…)

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Burnet woman gets 15 years for her role in 2009 shooting

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County jury sentenced 42-year-old Linda Sue Cowan of Burnet to 15 years in prison for getting her son to shoot another woman in December 2009. The jury handed down the punishment Feb. 27 in State District Judge Dan Mills courtroom. (more…)

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Burnet man pleads guilty to assisting brother after jail escape

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet man pled guilty Jan. 23 to a charge he helped his brother escape from jail in March 2012. (more…)

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