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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SWAT arrests Canyon Lake man after hotel standoff

A Canyon Lake man is being held for criminal mischief after allegedly causing thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel room at Comfort Suites, 104 Interstate 35 North.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Caldwell County grand jury declines to indict SMPD cops in Black Friday shooting

A Caldwell County grand jury on Thursday declined to indict five San Marcos police officers for shooting and killing a young man who kidnapped his former girlfriend in November and led authorities on a wild chase across...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sheriff’s office now says dead man found inside home after SWAT standoff

In a bizarre twist, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office now says they found the body of a dead man in a Crest Circle Drive house yesterday evening following a five-hour standoff.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Suspect killed by SWAT ‘had every intention of killing’ ex-girlfriend, Bulverde chief says

On Nov. 23 — exactly a week and half before he snapped beyond repair — Jerry Paul Stovall III took to Facebook to say he was reaching the end of his rope.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Jilted lover’s 60-mile wild ride ended by SWAT bullets in Niederwald

Two snipers’ bullets ended the the life of a 22-year-old man who abducted his ex-girlfriend early this morning and led officers on a 60-plus-mile, high-speed chase in a stolen police cruiser through Hays County and San Marcos....

Monday, June 24th, 2013

SWAT called in for suspected Dripping Springs burglary

Hays County and Austin SWAT and even a Texas DPS helicopter were called out Sunday evening when a Dripping Spring area man suspected a burglar was hiding in his home.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

SWAT team nabs robbery suspect

After an hour and half standoff involving the SWAT team, San Marcos police arrested a 33-year-old robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Man arrested in San Marcos after allegedly shooting wife

Hays County/San Marcos SWAT swarmed a house in the Hillside Terrace neighborhood near Buda this afternoon following an altercation in which a woman was shot. But no one was apparently home and the scene was cleared...

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Armed suspect charged in SWAT case

Fernando Martinez, 36, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant after a three-hour standoff with Hays County SWAT east of Kyle Tuesday.