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Jimmy Schroeder


Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Prosecution paints Hays murder suspect as militant extremist

A Buda murder suspect representing himself in court was portrayed by prosecutors on Friday as a racist Christian extremist with a history of hatred.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Police arrest suspect in Buda murder

Police in Branson, MO, arrested the man charged in the April murder of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda. Branson police took Mark David Simmons in a stand-off after identifying a vehicle matched to robberies in that area...

Friday, May 21st, 2010

County pays $245K in inmate death settlement

Hays County recently agreed to pay $245,000 in a settlement for the widow and children of Torrey Smith, who died from sickle cell anemia while in custody at Hays County Jail in December 2008.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Simmons charged with capital murder in Buda fire death

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has filed capital murder charges Mark David Simmons, 51, in the death of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda on April 17. District Court Judge Bill Henry signed the warrant this week.