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Man accused of hiding gun used in Round Rock shootings


CENTRAL AUSTIN

Man found floating in Waller Creek

Austin police say a man found floating in Waller Creek Sunday afternoon did not die under suspicious circumstances.

Police received a call around 1:10 p.m. reporting a dead body at 11th and Red River streets.

The man’s cause of death was unknown Monday.

— American-Statesman staff

ROUND ROCK

Man accused of hiding gun used in shootings

A man who called 911 about two people getting shot in Round Rock is now accused of hiding the shotgun used in the shooting, an arrest affidavit said.

Anthony Tobias Parks, 19, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Police had not yet charged anyone with the shooting Monday, said Angelique Myers, a police spokeswoman.

Police were notified about shots fired at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the Red Hills Villa Apartments at 1401 S A.W. Grimes, the affidavit said. It said one of the officers who arrived found two injured people, including a man who was shot in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun. The other victim was a woman who was hit by pellets from the same shot fired at Cervantes-Saenz, the affidavit said.

It said officers found a 20-gauge shotgun shell at the scene and also a shotgun shell in Lummus’ front pocket. Lummus is Parks’ girlfriend, the affidavit said.

Police then went to Parks’ apartment and found a 20-gauge shotgun behind the refrigerator, according to the affidavit.

It said Parks later told police he knew the shooter, who he identified by a nickname, had put the shotgun in Parks’ apartment after shooting two people.

Parks “knew the police were conducting an investigation because officers had spoken with him, his girlfriend had been shot and he had called 911,” the affidavit said.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

CEDAR PARK

Man accused of filming sex with girl

A Cedar Park man is accused of videotaping himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl, an arrest affidavit says. Andrew Glass III, 36, was charged with possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Glass previously has been charged with two counts of sexual assault involving a 16-year-old girl. He also was charged with one count of online solicitation of a minor in connection with sending child pornography videos to an undercover Cedar Park police officer.

The investigation into Glass started when an undercover Cedar Park police officer, posing as a 16-year-old girl Glass had previously had sex with, agreed to meet him at a park in Cedar Park at 100 Church Road on Oct. 4, the affidavit said.

It said Glass was arrested and police seized his car where they found a GoPro camera. A detective who analyzed the video on the camera determined Glass had videotaped himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl, the affidavit said. It does not say why Glass wasn’t charged until this year.

Police previously have said they were investigating whether there were other victims because of the contents of some of the videos Glass sent to the undercover officer and also because Glass traveled across the country as part of his marketing job.

Glass was being held in the Williamson County Jail on Monday with bail set at $15,000.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

ROUND ROCK

Police: Teen assaulted clerk in robbery

A teenager is accused of assaulting a convenience store clerk in Round Rock while stealing cigarettes, according to an arrest affidavit.

Anthony Rheinholtz, 17, of Pflugerville, was charged with robbery with bodily injury, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

A second man, whom police did not identify, was standing outside during the robbery and fired four shots through the glass front doors of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 2680 Gattis School Road on Wednesday, the affidavit said.

The store’s video surveillance camera showed Rheinholtz and the same man who later fired the shots entering the store at 3:11 a.m., the document said.

At one point Rheinholtz jumped over the checkout counter and grabbed several packs of cigarettes. One of the store’s employees then jumped over the counter and put Rheinholtz in a headlock, the affidavit said. It said that during the struggle, Rheinholtz got on top of the employee and punched him three times in the head.

A customer who saw the fight helped the employee pin Rheinholtz to the ground until police arrived, according to the affidavit. It said the video surveillance also showed the second man involved in the robbery standing outside and firing four shots at the entrance doors. The second man left before police arrived, the affidavit said.

Rheinholtz was being held Monday at the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $75,000.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman



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