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December 22nd, 2008
Buda man to serve 60 years for burglaries

A man convicted by a Hays County jury of Burglary of Habitation this November finally received his sentence. After listening to victim testimony and reviewing his criminal record, Judge Charles Ramsay sentenced defendant Anthony Perez, age 44 of Buda, to 60 years in the Texas penitentiary.

Perez was accused of committing multiple burglaries in northern Hays County during 2006. The defendant typically would knock on doors in neighborhoods during weekdays in the early afternoon. If no one answered, he would kick in the door and go to the master bedroom to take jewelry.

An Austin Police officer pulled the defendant over on a routine traffic stop and located stolen property. A victim eye witness who was at home in Kyle when the defendant came into his house was able to identify Perez by his Austin booking photo. The jury found the defendant guilty after 45 minutes of deliberation. Judge Ramsay heard testimony last week from more victims including one who for a moment had the defendant at gunpoint. An investigator also testified that Perez had been to the Louisiana penitentiary twice before.

The District Court considered all the evidence presented to both the jury and the court before pronouncing sentence. Perez was accused of committing multiple burglaries throughout Travis and Hays Counties, and is currently serving a 35 year sentence from Travis County.

For further information please contact Fred Weber at (512) 393-7600.

by Fred Weber
Hays County District Attorney’s Office

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