FROM STAFF REPORTS
WIMBERLEY — Sheriff’s deputies have charged two young men with burglary after an alleged crime spree that hit 19 shops around the village’s downtown square overnight Dec. 9.
Levi Travis Weed and Ricky Lee Saine Ehlert, both 17-year-old Wimberley High School students, are each being held on one count of burglary of a building, a state jail felony, according to Hays County jail records.
A man called authorities early this morning after hearing breaking glass and seeing two men, dressed in dark clothes, running from the area, Hays County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeri Skrocki said this afternoon in a statement to media. Money, jewelry, electronics, tobacco, alcohol and there goods were stolen late Tuesday and early Wednesday during the rash of burglaries, Skrocki said.
Weed was arrested near the square “almost immediately” after deputies arrived downtown, the Wimberley View reported this afternoon; Ehlert was arrested a few hours later at his home.
In June, Weed spent 12 days in jail after his arrest for one count of theft of a firearm, a state jail felony; five counts of vehicle burglary, Class A misdemeanors; and one count of criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor, jail records state.
On Nov. 14, Weed pled no contest to two of the vehicle burglary charges and was sentenced by County Court at Law Judge Robert Updegrove to two years probation and 80 hours community service with deferred adjudication, court records state. The remaining vehicle burglary and tresspass charges were dismissed on the same day.
Less than a week later, on Nov. 5, a grand jury indicted Weed on the felony gun theft charge, a case which had remained opened since his arrest in June. State District Judge Bill Henry dismissed the gun theft charge on Dec. 3, court records state.
Ehlert has no previous criminal record in Hays County, according to a search of jail records.Email | Print