Son accused of killing his father in Saturday Buda homicide


BUDA, Texas (KXAN) — A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after an argument with his father reportedly ended with the man’s death on Saturday afternoon.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called out to a family violence disturbance call at the 200 block of Shale Circle in Buda around 4:15 p.m.

They say they arrived to find 65-year-old Darrell Thierry dead in the living room.

Investigators say witnesses told deputies that Thierry and his son, Damien Montague Roberts, had an argument that turned physical. HCSO says when Roberts hit Thierry unconscious, he then retrieved a gun — shooting his father multiple times.

During his arrest, Roberts reportedly tried to escape by pushing through deputies, but he was secured after a brief struggle. He’s also been charged with third-degree attempted escape.

HCSO says both men were visiting from out of town.

A spokesperson says a judge has set Roberts’ bond at a total of $350,000 for both charges.

If you have any information on this homicide, you’re asked to call HCSO at (512) 393-7896.

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