BLOTTER: Taylor student said he had weapons for shooting, police say


TAYLOR

Police: Student said he had weapons for school shooting

One of the three Taylor High School students charged with making a school shooting threat told police he had guns at home that he and two other students could use in the shooting, including a rifle and two pistols, an arrest affidavit said.

Kadin Watson also told police that he and the other two students charged had been planning during a class where the attack would begin, the time it would occur and how the shooting at Taylor High would happen, the affidavit said. Watson, Devant Davis-Brooks and Emmanuel Pina Tejas, all of them 17 years old, were charged Wednesday with making a terroristic threat, a Class B misdemeanor punishable with up to 180 days in jail.

Devant-Brooks told police he had made a comment during the conversation in the classroom saying “he would be a school shooter but he can’t get a gun,” the affidavit said.

A student who overheard what Devant-Brooks said reported that “the classroom got quiet after the comment for a brief moment,” according to the affidavit.

Both Watson and Devant-Brooks were released from the Williamson County Jail on Thursday after posting bail set at $1,500.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

NORTH AUSTIN

Police: SWAT situation ends peacefully

An hours-long SWAT situation in North Austin ended peacefully on Friday morning after police took a woman into custody, officials said.

Police said they received a call at 8:15 a.m. about a woman in crisis inside a home in the 7900 block of Gault Street, refusing to come out.

Authorities said they learned that weapons may have been inside the home, which prompted a response by the SWAT team.

The woman was taken into custody, but she is not expected to face criminal charges, officials said.

Westbound Anderson Lane was closed in the area as police responded to the call, but it was reopened around noon.

— Mary Huber, American-Statesman

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NEW BRAUNFELS

Salon worker accused of photographing up woman’s skirt

A New Braunfels nail salon employee has been arrested after police say he was caught taking video of a customer Wednesday evening.

Aiden Nguyen, 33, has been charged with one count of invasive visual recording, a state jail felony.

Police said they were called to Ellie’s Nail & Spa salon in the 1600 block of State Highway 46 West at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after a customer said she saw an employee taking photos and videos of another customer.

Authorities investigated and determined that Nguyen had used his phone’s camera to video record up the skirt of a female customer, police said.

Nguyen on Thursday was being held at the Comal County Jail, records show. His bail has not been set.

— Mary Huber, American-Statesman

GEORGETOWN

Sheriff: Groping suspect arrested

Authorities have arrested a suspect who they say groped a woman in Georgetown early Tuesday, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said on Twitter.

Chody said deputies responded to the incident in the 1000 block of Parkside Parkway at 7:45 a.m. A woman said she had been walking when a man groped her.

Chody did not immediately share details about the man’s identity or his arrest.

— American-Statesman Staff



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