The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has charged a Wimberley-area man with manslaughter in last week’s death of a Wimberley woman.
David Companie, 49, is in custody at the Hays County Jail on the manslaughter charge, a second degree felony. His bond has been set at $175,000. The victim was Kelly Kimberley Cabler, 46, of Wimberley.
HCSO deputies found Cabler lying in the roadway at the intersection of Camino Ashley and Days End Road west of Wimberley with severe injuries when they responded to a report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at approximately 5 p.m. on May 13.
Cabler was transported by Wimberley EMS to a landing zone, where she was transferred to an awaiting Star Flight helicopter and flown to Brackenridge Hospital. She died a short time later at the hospital.
An investigation into Cabler’s death led investigators to suspect Companie, who was last seen driving a gold Nissan Pathfinder, the vehicle he was driving when he allegedly ran over the victim to cause her death. A warrant of arrest for manslaughter was issued for Companie.
The next morning, an HCSO deputy on routine patrol in the Summer Mountain Ranch subdivision off RR 12 between San Marcos and Wimberley spotted the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and Companie was arrested without incident.Email | Print