Man arrested in stabbing death of woman in eastern Travis County


Man charged in woman’s stabbing death

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found stabbed to death in a home in eastern Travis County early Saturday.

Deputies at 1:45 a.m. responded to a 911 call at a home in the 4600 block of Sojourner Street in the Hornsby Bend neighborhood officials said. When deputies arrived, they found a woman who had been stabbed and arrested 51-year-old Robert Degollado, who was found inside the home.

Officials on Saturday booked Degollado into the Travis County Jail on a charge of murder. District Judge Brown set bail for Degollado at $500,000.

Authoritites are not releasing the identity of the woman until officials notify her next of kin.

— Taylor Goldenstein, American-Statesman


Motorcyclist killed in crash near Cat Hollow Park

A motorcyclist was killed in an overnight crash in Round Rock, according to the Williamson County sheriff’s office.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near Cat Hollow Park at O’Connor Drive and Liberty Walk Drive.

Williamson County sheriff’s deputies said the motorcyclist was found dead at the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash, officials said.

— Ariana Garcia, American-Statesman


3rd Subway shop robbed in 2 weeks, police say

An armed robbery was reported Friday night at a Subway sandwich shop in the 500 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and police are combing the University of Texas area for the thief, officials said.

Witnesses described the robber as a woman wearing a gray shirt and a black jacket with a red flower, University of Texas police said. She was last seen heading north on San Antonio Street.

This is the third Subway that has been robbed in the UT area in the past two weeks. Witnesses reported on Jan. 19 that a woman robbed two Subways in the span of 20 minutes.

Anyone who sees a woman who fits this description should call 911, police said.

— Katie Hall, American-Statesman


School employee accused of inappropriate behavior

A man who worked as a Burnet County school district bus driver and substitute teacher was arrested Thursday evening for inappropriate behavior with a teenager, superintendent Keith McBurnett told parents in a letter Friday.

Daniel Dilworth, 22, is charged with attempted indecency with a child, a third-degree felony punishable with up to 10 years in prison.

The arrest is in relation to a June 26 incident, Burnet County Jail records show. McBurnett said Dilworth tried “to initiate inappropriate contact with a teen during off-duty hours.” No other details were available Friday.

“There is no reason to believe this incident is related in any way to his employment with Burnet CISD,” McBurnett said. “The incident took place after hours and did not occur on any district property, at a district event, or in any district vehicles.”

Dilworth, who is no longer employed by district, was hired in September 2016 after passing a Texas Department of Public Safety background check and an employment reference check, McBurnett said. The district has no record of previous incidents involving Dilworth, he added.

McBurnett asked parents and students with additional information on Dilworth to contact the Burnet County sheriff’s office.

— Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera, American-Statesman

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