WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says an armed suspect is in custody north of County Road 200 and near Blessing Ranch Road after the person was interrupted during a burglary.
According to WCSO, deputies had a perimeter set up an a reverse 911 was activated for neighbors.
Officers had Blessing Ranch Road blocked off and neighbors were left waiting in their cars, unable to get to their homes at the time.
“I have two kids in the car. One is a year old and another is four-years-old,” said a neighbor. “They won’t let us through. They keep racing through here. Some guy say they might be under his house under River Road. It’s just bushes and houses. He could hide anywhere.”
KXAN’s Kaitlyn Karmout talked to the daughter of the homeowner whose house was broken into around 4 p.m Friday afternoon. She says her dad came home and saw the burglar. He immediately called her and 911.
“He just came home from work as he usually does. He came inside and someone was rummaging through his things,” said the victims daughter. “We have no idea how he got in. He did confront my dad that he did have a weapon on him, he shared that with my dad and that’s all we know.”
She also says that’s when the suspect ran out of the window and that her dad is doing fine. The Texas Game Warden tells us they found the suspect in a nearby creek hours later.
Until that happened some neighbors say they had to rely on updates from their NEXTDOOR App.
Williamson County says they did send out a reverse 911 before and after, and that people should sign up for the alert system.