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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Hays County signs deal with Bastrop County to house inmate overflow

The commissioners court this morning approved a contract with Bastrop County to house inmates when the Hays County jail exceeds its capacity. Bastrop County commissioners approved the deal on Dec. 22.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Austin man faces felony charges for alleged Hays County kidnapping

Hays County Sheriff’s investigators say Austin resident Aaron Hoes abducted, assaulted his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Lorri Chase of Dripping Springs

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Hays considers privatizing medical care for jail inmates

Hays County Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with a bid process that could privatize health care services for inmates in less than three months.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Accused coke dealer nabbed in San Marcos sting

An alleged San Marcos cocaine dealer was nabbed with a large amount of the drug following a sting operation by the Hays County Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 15, authorities say.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Police: Baby severely abused by San Marcos man

A San Marcos man allegedly abused his infant son, causing him to suffer several broken bones and other injuries, police say.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

22-year-old man charged in weekend sexual assault

A woman was attacked in her home at the Villagio apartment complex last weekend and police say they may have the man responsible.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Cold case suspect arrested in Buda

Federal marshals and Hays County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Buda on Thursday who is wanted for a cold case murder charge in Bell County.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Two men jailed, marijuana seized after police chase

A recent traffic stop in Uhland suddenly turned into a police chase and resulted in the seizure of about 260 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two men.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Inspectors give Hays County jail perfect score

Less than two years after state inspectors threatened to close the Hays County jail for health and safety violations, the facility not only passed an inspection on Monday, it did so with no demerits, the sheriff's office...

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