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Deputies arrest burglary suspect
Deputy Travis Beck of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office displays a plethora of items stolen Sept. 9 from a home on S.H. 119 outside Stockdale, which later were recovered.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one of two La Vernia men deputies believe is responsible for stealing weapons and several mounted taxidermy animals.
Sheriff’s Investigator Richard Nichols confirmed that 56-year-old Randall Murel Hunter was arrested at his residence by Deputy Travis Beck Oct. 1. He is charged with six counts of theft of a firearm and one additional count of theft of property worth more than $1,500 but less than $20,000. The charges are in connection with a Sept. 8 incident on S.H. 119 outside Stockdale.
Wilson County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Richard “Dickie” Jackson set Hunter’s bond at $7,500 for each charge, for a total bond of $52,500. Jail records indicate that Hunter was released Oct. 3 after posting seven surety bonds.
Deputies earlier had believed that three men were involved in the incident, but one of the men was cleared. However, an arrest warrant has been issued for 35-year-old David Cannon of La Vernia. Nichols said Cannon is described as a white male standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 830-393-2535.
Anonymous tips -- which are eligible for cash rewards if information leads to an arrest or to the recovery of stolen property -- can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or to http://bit.ly/NDrIut.
In an unrelated case, a man accused of committing a June 16, 2010, burglary on U.S. 181 near the Bexar County line turned himself in at the Wilson County Jail Oct. 4, said sheriff’s Investigator Roland Treviño. Ray Gonzales, 47, of Saspamco is charged with burglary of a habitation, after officials said he stole a television and a dog from the home. He later returned the dog and collected a reward that was offered by its owner.
Jail records indicate that Wilson County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Johnny T. Villarreal set Gonzales’ bond at $30,000, which he posted prior to being released Oct. 4.
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