Suspects wreck car, steal pickup during chase in Williamson, Milam


WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Officials: Suspects wreck car, steal pickup in chase

Authorities arrested three people Thursday after a dramatic chase in Williamson and Milam counties in which the suspects wrecked their car and then stole a pickup truck, according to a news release from the Williamson County sheriff’s office.

The names of the two men and one woman who were arrested were not released Thursday afternoon.

The precinct 3 constable’s office tried to stop the three people in their vehicle in Jarrell after a witness said the vehicle had been involved in several burglary cases in Williamson County, the news release said. The vehicle would not stop so the constable’s office notified the Williamson County sheriff’s office, the release said.

The sheriff’s office and other agencies began chasing the car around 2:45 p.m. until the vehicle wrecked in the Granger Lake area, the news release said.

It said the people inside the car fled on foot and stole a pickup truck in the area while being pursued by authorities. Law enforcement agencies then chased the stolen truck into Rockdale, the release said. The truck stopped after it ran over tire spikes the Rockdale police put into the roadway, according to the news release.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

LEANDER

Man accused of having child porn

A Leander man has been accused of having four pictures on his computer of men sexually assaulting girls, according to an arrest affidavit.

Joshua Wulff, 26, was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities were alerted after a case was referred to them from the Abington Township Police Department in Pennsylvania about a 14-year-old girl sending nude images to Wulff, according to the arrest affidavit.

Investigators from the Texas Attorney General’s child exploitation unit found four child porn pictures on Wednesday on Wulff’s laptop computer at his house in Leander, the affidavit said. It said the pictures involved girls ages 4-8 being sexually assaulted by men.

Wulff lives next to an elementary school, according to the affidavit.

He was being held in the Williamson County Jail Thursday with bail set at $60,000.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

OAK HILL

Principal: Student shots others with BB gun

A fifth-grader at Oak Hill Elementary School shot multiple students with a BB gun Thursday, the school’s principal said in a letter to parents.

“Thankfully, none of the BBs broke the skin,” Principal Lori Komassa wrote. “His teacher responded immediately, confiscated the BB guns and called AISD Police.”

The BB pellets were plastic, said a spokeswoman with the Austin school district. The student shot the gun in a classroom, Komassa said.

— Katie Hall, American-Statesman



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