Man pointed gun at officers during Burnet County chase


BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Deputies and officers were involved in a chase Wednesday morning in Burnet County. A man pointed a gun at officers, but no shots were fired.

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to a business’ alarm going off in the 4200 block of FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores, near Pecan Lane.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., deputies arrived at Puffy’s Jewelry shop and found a car backed up to the front door with the trunk open. As they approached, the car took off east on FM 2147.

Deputies chased the car into Marble Falls and continued the pursuit onto U.S. 281. The driver ignored all attempts by officers to stop the car. At one point, someone in the car aimed what appeared to be a handgun at the officers, the sheriff’s office said.

The pursuit eventually ended near Mustang Drive on FM 1431 in Marble Falls.

Bao Huvn, 25, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle. Both are third degree felonies. Aaron Barron, 25, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, which is a first degree felony, and unlawful possession of firearm by a felon.

“A significant number of firearms and jewelry, believed to be stolen property from the business, have been recovered,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said, commending his officers.

Chief Deputy Joey Canady says, “Sheriff’s Office Personnel were assisted by Officers from Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, and Cottonwood Shores Police Departments. The timely recovery of the stolen guns prevent them from being used in the commission of other crimes.”

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