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Joshua Patrick 'J.P.' Wilson

Ex-Granite Shoals chief charged with perjury surrenders to authorities

FROM STAFF REPORTS BEEVILLE — A former Granite Shoals police chief turned himself into the Bee County Jail on May 9 in response to a Burnet County grand jury indictment alleging he lied under oath about recordings and documents he took from the agency after he parted ways with the city, according to court and […]

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The Burnet County Jail’s intake center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

ICE detainees flooding Burnet County Jail at twice the monthly average

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County Jail officials have reported a spike in the number of inmates in April and May on immigration holds due to an “overcrowding” issue in detention facilities near the South Texas border. (more…)

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Kristy Broadway and Robert Wayne Hicks III have been charged in a Bertram Library Thrift Store theft case.

Bertram police charge couple in thefts from library thrift store

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities used surveillance video and more than 100 social media tips to track down a couple accused of taking donated items from the local library thrift store to fund their methamphetamine habit, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of April 25-May 1

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of April 25-May 1

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of April 25-May 1, 2018, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a […]

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Bertram authorities are trying to track down two people in their mid-20s who stole several boxes of donated items from the Bertram Library Thrift Store, 140 S. Gabriel St. Courtesy photo

Police seek Bertram Library Thrift Store thieves caught on camera

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  BERTRAM — Authorities could charge two people with theft after a man and a woman cleared the front stoop of the Bertram Library Thrift Store on April 29, making off with several boxes of donated items. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of April 19-24

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of April 19-24

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of April 19-24, 2018, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County prosecutors have launched a weekly social media listing with mugshots and court violations to try to coax offenders to resolve outstanding warrants. File photo

Llano County spotlights offenders on social media to clear up warrants

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — Offenders who fail to pay their fines or show up in county court could face another problem — public scrutiny — due to a new Llano County Attorney’s Office program that calls out warrant violators on social media. (more…)

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Llano County Jail bookings for period of April 9-16

Llano County Jail bookings for period of April 9-16

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of April 9-16, 2018, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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A gas pump at Kwik Chek Exxon convenience store in Marble Falls was closed after a credit card-skimming device was found attached to it. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Credit card skimmer found on gas pump at Marble Falls Exxon station

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Authorities removed a credit card-skimming device found inside a gas pump at a Marble Falls station April 24. Investigators believe the culprit might have had a key to open the equipment without disturbing the seal. (more…)

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Phone scam targets Burnet Chamber members, asks for personal info

Phone scam targets Burnet Chamber members, asks for personal info

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Business owners should beware of a phone scam in which the caller tries to siphon critical personal information from a victim that could lead to theft of money or services and even potential identity theft, officials said. (more…)

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Your grandchild needs bail money and other scams; preventative program April 26

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MEADOWLAKES — “Hello, Grandma. This is your granddaughter, and I’ve been arrested,” says the voice on the phone. “Please don’t call my mom and dad. They’d be so mad. But can you send me $1,000 for my bail?” (more…)

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Robert Wayne Corporon was sentenced to 27 years in prison on April 12 in a sexual abuse of a child case.

Kingsland man receives 27-year sentence in child sexual abuse case

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A jury on April 12 found a Kingsland man guilty of two counts of indecency with a child and gave him a combined sentence of 27 years in prison, according to a media release by the 33rd/424th Judicial District. (more…)

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John Jamyz Melton, 27, is the suspect in the recent thefts of a truck and an ATV.

Man arrested in Burnet County truck theft also suspect in stolen ATV case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies thwarted a man allegedly stealing a truck while also nabbing the suspect on a stolen ATV charge. At about 8:50 a.m. April 11, deputies responded to a report of a stolen truck in the 200 block of Corner Drive near Burnet. The truck was equipped […]

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Robert Williams, Leisha Holmes, and Farren Hawkins were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and booked into the Llano County Jail in March.

Horseshoe Bay police uncover burglary ring tied to resale stores, online shopping

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities nabbed suspects — caught redhanded on the scene of a previously reported burglary — connected to a theft ring selling stolen property to resale stores and through online shopping platforms, according to a Horseshoe Bay Police Department release. (more…)

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‘Brazen’ burglar rides off on ATV in daylight; others reported stolen in Burnet County

‘Brazen’ burglar rides off on ATV in daylight; others reported stolen in Burnet County

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — Three burglary cases involving all-terrain vehicles — one in which the “brazen” suspect drove off the property in broad daylight — prompted the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to release surveillance images of possible suspects and offer tips to help residents avoid becoming victims. (more…)

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Leroy Lilley, 56, of Meadowlakes was arrested April 4 on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Meadowlakes man arrested on child sexual abuse charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS MEADOWLAKES — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 59-year-old Meadowlakes man April 4 and charged him with sexually assaulting three children over the span of several years. (more…)

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Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

Teen street racers arrested in Marble Falls, vehicles impounded

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Officers on routine patrol arrested two suspects April 1 after witnessing pickup trucks “racing down” U.S. 281 in the heart of Marble Falls, according to a police report. (more…)

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Llano man among 18 arrested on federal drug charges; 32-year-old could face life

Llano man among 18 arrested on federal drug charges; 32-year-old could face life

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities swept through Central Texas on March 28, arresting 18 people, including a Llano man, on federal drug charges. (more…)

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Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, of Granite Shoals

Granite Shoals man accused by fourth girl in child sex abuse investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY —  A fourth alleged child victim has come forward to accuse a Granite Shoals man of sexual abuse, according to a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office report. Bryant Edward Dulin, 45, turned himself into authorities March 27. He was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to jail records. […]

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Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury sentenced a Copperas Cove man to 60 years in prison after finding him guilty in the death of an elderly woman and responsible for injuries to another person in an October 2016 crash on U.S. 281, according to a media release from the 33rd/424th Judicial District […]

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Phone scammer uses ‘back taxes’ threat to coax cash from victims

Phone scammer uses ‘back taxes’ threat to coax cash from victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators sent out a warning to the public to avoid a phone scammer impersonating a Burnet police officer making threats of jail time over alleged “back taxes.” The scam attempts might have become more complex, but the basic premise remains the same. (more…)

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A vehicle burglary suspect was caught on a surveillance camera taking items out of unlocked vehicles March 14-15 in a neighborhood in the southeast corner of the RR 1431-U.S. 281 intersection in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Suspect sought in five vehicle burglaries in one night in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Police need the public’s help in finding a man caught on surveillance video burglarizing at least five vehicles in a neighborhood southeast of the heart of the city. The incidents happened overnight from March 14 to March 15 in and around Sixth Street, adjacent to U.S. 281. (more…)

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Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff (left), currently on leave with the agency, will face an additional charge after a February indictment by a Llano County grand jury. LPD Officer Grant Harden, also on leave, will face another indictment by a grand jury in connection with a third incident. Courtesy photos

More indictments for Llano police chief, officer related to arrests

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY LLANO — A Llano County grand jury handed down more indictments in February against the Llano police chief and a police officer stemming from a May 2017 arrest. The officer also faces new indictments from a June 2017 arrest to add to his list of legal woes. (more…)

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Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

Johnson City ISD launches investigation after students share nude photos

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOHNSON CITY — Johnson City Independent School District officials have sent out a warning to parents and are cooperating with federal authorities in a criminal investigation into individuals sharing nude Snapchat photos of minors. (more…)

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Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff and officers Jared Latta and Aimee Shannon were placed on paid leave Jan. 12 in the midst of an investigation by the district attorney. File photo

Attorney: Video shows Llano police chief ‘did nothing wrong’ in arrest

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  LLANO — An arrest video has surfaced that could shed new light on accusations against the Llano police chief and several Llano Police Department officers recently indicted and accused of “wrongful arrest” in a 2017 confrontation with a Llano resident. (more…)

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Kingsland meth house busts

Llano County Sheriff’s Office cracks down on Kingsland ‘meth’ houses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  KINGSLAND — Authorities on Feb. 25 conducted a sweep of two houses in the Royal Oaks subdivision of Kingsland and arrested several suspects on drug-related charges, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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