FROM STAFF REPORTS
COTTONWOOD SHORES — Two men suspected of burglarizing a Cottonwood Shores business took law enforcement on an early morning chase Aug. 17 with one suspect allegedly pointing a gun at officers before police finally stopped the two.
Both suspects, identified as Bao Huynh, 25, and Aaron Barron, 25, were arrested and charged with two felonies each. Huynh faces unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle, while Barron faces aggravated assault against a public servant and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Burnet County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a business alarm at Puffy’s Jewelry in the 4200 block of RR 2147 in Cottonwood Shores at about 4:30 a.m. When they arrived, the deputies discovered a white passenger car backed up to the front of the business with its trunk open, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office statement.
When deputies approached, the suspects sped off in the vehicle heading east on RR 2147 toward U.S. 281 and Marble Falls.
Deputies pursued the fleeing suspects with officers from Marble Falls, Granite Shoals and Cottonwood Shores assisting. The suspects headed north on 281 then turned east on RR 1431 with officers in pursuit.
BCSO officials said that, during the pursuit, one of the suspects “displayed what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it toward the officers.”
Officers were able to stop the suspects’ vehicle near Mustang Drive on RR 1431 in Marble Falls.
Both men were taken into custody and booked into the Burnet County Jail.
Deputies recovered firearms from the suspects’ vehicle.
“A significant number of firearms and jewelry, believed to be stolen property from the business, has been recovered,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith stated.
BCSO Chief Deputy Joey Canady commended the efforts of the officers and deputies.
“The timely recovery of the stolen guns prevented them from being used in the commission of other crimes,” he said.