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October 21st, 2009
Two arrested after home invasion

Micheal Wilson, left, and Justin Pickaree, right.


San Marcos police arrested two San Antonio men after an overnight home invasion in which one person was shot and wounded.

Police arrested Michael Wilson, 23, and Justin Pickaree, 19, after a foot chase. The invasion occurred around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at the University Heights Apartments at 1610 North Interstate-35.

Wilson and Pickaree each are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest. They are held at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center and were expected to be formally booked Wednesday morning. Each suspect is being held on a $55,000 bond.

San Marco Police Department (SMPD) Commander Terry Nichols said the two suspects, armed with handguns, entered the apartment and a fight ensued. One suspect shot a 23-year old man who lived in the apartment.

The victim was seriously injured and was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin, where he was reported to be in stable condition Wednesday morning.

Seven people were in the apartment at the time, including two residents and five visitors.

Both suspects fled on foot after the shooting. Police found them running through the apartment complex and arrested them after a short foot pursuit.

Police recovered two handguns, which had been thrown away when suspects fled from officers.  Both handguns were reported stolen from the San Antonio area, Nichols said.

The SMPD is continuing its investigation.

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9 thoughts on “Two arrested after home invasion

  1. Yet another shooting/home invasion in San Marcos. How long can one bury their heads in the sand and call this a “sleepy” college town? The public needs information.

  2. Texas Castle Doctrine, Texas Castle Bill or Texas Castle Law are all the same and give the homeowner (or rightful occupant) the RIGHT to use deadly force to protect themselves, their property, and others within the residence (“castle”) without repercussion.
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    These thugs and others like them should be shot and killed on the spot. Be armed and don’t be a victim.

  3. Well said Jake. Arm yourself, train yourself and execute those that invade you and your family’s home. Easy as pie and in this case there would be two less pieces of trash stealing on the street. The Police only make things worse or give you a false sense of security… without taking actions into your own hands, you may not be worth saving.

  4. I was close to one of the young men and he was just a boy trying to live in this world, not sayin that was the right way but, with the system the way it is who are you to judge and blame him?

  5. Dear Anono-mouse;

    The system IS the way it is,..and you would do well to refrain from hanging out with these PUNKS, buckle yourself down now, and get an education. That’s the way the “system” works. Figure it out now, or suffer the effects of your “bad” decisions, for a (your) lifetime.

    It’s your choice. You write your own script, in this life.

  6. Unfortunate, to say the least, for the gentleman injured during this assault. I suppose he might have an opinion on the matter of judging and blaming those who would rob and maim him while in his own home, for the sake of a few bucks.

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