NEW DETAILS: Teens accused of shooting man in face near Lake Austin tied to second robbery, officials say


Four teenagers who were arrested for orchestrating an attempted robbery in January that ended with one man being shot in the face are now facing additional charges after Travis County sheriff’s investigators tied them to another robbery and shooting.

Jesus Corrales, 17; David Dewey-Haagensen, 17; Samuel Steinfield, 17; and a 16-year-old unnamed West Lake High student were charged with aggravated robbery after authorities said the group broke into a home in the 1700 block of Lancer Lane on Jan. 27 and shot a man with a shotgun.

An affidavit filed in Travis County District Court said the group had gone to the victim’s home armed with weapons with the intention of robbing him. They shot him multiple times, causing serious injuries, officials have said.

Police have said one of the suspects knows the victim.

While investigating the incident, Travis County deputies were able to tie all four men to a second robbery and shooting that happened earlier that same day.

Authorities said the men broke into a home in the 2800 block of Saratoga Drive at around 4:30 p.m. and fired at a victim, who was grazed in the shoulder by a bullet.

The sheriff’s office said evidence shows the men discussed and planned the robberies days in advance, communicating on apps on their cell phones. 

Warrants have been issued for all four for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony punishable up to life in prison. 

On Friday, only Corrales was in custody. He is being held at the Travis County Jail on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, with bail set at $175,000, records show. 

Dewey-Haagensen and Steinfield had been previously arrested and bonded out of the jail, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said. They have not been arrested again.

The juvenile had been detained at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center after the first robbery, but authorities could not confirm Friday whether he was still being held. 


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