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KYLE — A three-time San Marcos City Council contender was arrested this month after allegedly brandishing a handgun in a pawn shop parking lot during a confrontation with two men he suspected of burglarizing his home.
After realizing his house in the Waterleaf subdivision had been burglarized on Oct. 4, Shaune Christopher Maycock, 37, began calling local pawn shops to see if his missing lawn equipment or other property had been brought in, said Sgt. Jacob Luria, a Kyle Police Department investigator. The owner of M&M Pawn told Maycock that two young men were, as they spoke, attempting to pawn similar merchandise.
Maycock immediately drove to the pawnshop, located on FM 150 almost exactly two miles from his east Kyle home, and challenged two men in the parking lot, Luria said. They fled in a black Chrysler 200 sedan when Maycock pulled a gun, Luria said.
Maycock was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, and taken to the Hays County jail. He was released on his own recognizance the next day, Oct. 5, jail records state.
Twelve days after Maycock’s arrest — and hours after the Hays Free Press published security video images of the burglary suspects — a Kyle resident was arrested Oct. 16 after being interviewed by investigators at police headquarters.
Javan Nikolai Marquis Bunton, 18, is charged with one count of residential burglary, a second-degree felony, and one count of automobile burglary, a Class A misdemeanor. Bunton was booked in the Hays County jail where he was still be held as of Oct. 26 on bail set at $30,000 or the two alleged offenses. Police expect to make other arrests in the Waterleaf burglaries, Luria said last week.
An owner of Blue Skies Aviation, an aircraft maintenance and repair operation based at San Marcos Regional Airport, Maycock ran for council in 2000, 2002 and 2009. A periodic participant in San Marcos politics, Maycock has won city council appointments that include a term as an airport commissioner.
Last February, Kyle police arrested Maycock on a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury, but the case against him was dismissed less than six months later, court records state.
MOSES LEOS III, whose story about Maycock was first published in the Hays Free Press, contributed reporting to this story. Hays Free Press content is made available to our readers through a news partnership between the Free Press and the San Marcos Mercury.
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