A man wanted in connection with six vehicle thefts is behind bars after authorities picked him up July 29.
Marble Falls police arrested 30-year-old Ricky Wayne Hays at about 11 p.m. Monday while he was in possession of a vehicle reported stolen out of Blanco County. The Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force is currently investigating Hays for the theft of six vehicles; burglaries of a vehicle, a home, and other buildings; and the theft of a firearm.
Hays was booked into the Burnet County Jail. He faces additional charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $31,000 in bonds.
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Burnet County law enforcement officers are looking for a 30-year-old man wanted in connection with several vehicle thefts in the county.
The Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force and Burnet County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for information regarding the whereabouts of Ricky Wayne Hays. He is described as a 5-foot-8-inch white male weighing approximately 250 pounds. According to Burnet County Jail records, Hays has a Marble Falls address.
The two agencies want the suspect for his possible involvement in “the theft of several vehicles in Burnet County,” according to a BCSO statement. There is an active felony warrant for Hays’ arrest.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or his location is asked to contact the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 or to dial 911.
BSCO officials advise the public not to approach the suspect.
Tips also may be made to the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477 or through its website. Tips are anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward.
Law enforcement officials are also reminding people to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables from them.