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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

DA drops murder charge in ‘Harry Potter’ home intrusion

The Hays County District Attorney’s Office has thrown out two murder charges, one of them capital murder, that had been lodged against a teenager who participated in a botched 2009 drug heist in San Marcos that left two of his accomplices dead and one wounded.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

District Attorney pursues drug charges related to recent shootings

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe has brought drug charges against two residents of the Chestnut Street home where two juvenile intruders were shot and killed in September.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

DA brings drug charges against residents in home invasions

Two residents of 926 Chestnut Street, where two intruders were shot dead, now face misdemeanor drug charges, the Hays County District Attorney's office announced. The DA also announced charges against four other residents in recent San Marcos...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Luling teen faces three murder charges

The Luling teenager who left the scene of a botched marijuana heist and returned after all the shots had been fired now faces three counts of murder. A Hays County District grand jury has indicted Frank Castro,...

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Luling teen indicted on capital murder charges for involvement in ‘Harry Potter’ home invasion

A 17-year-old Luling boy has been indicted with capital murder after a San Marcos homeowner shot and killed two of his alleged teenage accomplices in a failed drug heist Sept. 4.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Williams says city safe as police arrest intruder

In the wake of the latest arrest for a San Marcos home invasion, San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams said a recent wave of headline violence does not characterize the frequency of violent crime within the city...

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Police still investigating Chestnut homicides

The Hays County District Attorney's office said this week that it will not comment as it decides whether to press charges in a botched burglary that ended in the shooting deaths of two people earlier this month.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

No charges anticipated for robbery victim who shot assailants

San Marcos police do not anticipate filing criminal charges against a resident who shot three Luling teenagers, killing two, early Friday morning after they broke into his home in a west San Marcos neighborhood in an attempted...