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Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sexual assault suspect arrested

Sonia Garcia

May 3, 2019

UPDATE: 1:04 p.m. Keith Louis III was arrested today at noon in Austin. He will be transported to the Hays County Jail today. He was located by members of the investigative team, and he was then arrested by members of the United States Marshals Lone Star Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation on...

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Manhunt for sexual assault suspect continues, leading police to arrest on separate sexual assault nearby

Sierra Martin

May 3, 2019

A sexual assault was reported at The Retreat located on Old Ranch Road 12 around 4 p.m. Thursday evening. The suspect is described as a black male wearing black clothing, a black ski mask and carrying a handgun. No suspect has been taken into custody following the assault and the investigation will continue...

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Students hold sit-in following yesterday’s arrests

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

May 2, 2019

A sit-in in LBJ started around 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of LBJ on May 2. The sit-in is being led by Resistance TXST. The sit-in comes the day four students are released from the Hays County Jail after being arrested on campus May 1. Resistance TXST advocates for the rights of underrepresented students...

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Four students arrested following on-campus clash

Samantha Guerrero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. update: UPD released an FAQ at 3:54 p.m. answering questions regarding the arrests, stating "some students engaged in a heated discussion which unfortunately escalated into a physical altercation between two students." The arrested students were transported to the Hays Coun...

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

One suspect in custody after shooting near SXSW

Sierra Martin

March 16, 2019

Three people have been injured during a shooting near the South by Southwest festival in Austin. One person is held in custody by the Austin Police Department related to the shooting. Reports of a shooting around 7th Street and Interstate 35 occurred around 2:30 a.m. One suspect is currently i...

Collision involving TXST bus leaves three injured

Collision involving TXST bus leaves three injured

Sierra Martin

March 4, 2019

There was a collision Monday afternoon, March 4 between a Texas State shuttle and a recycling truck on the Blanco River route. The bus was rear-ended while completing a scheduled stop in front of the CastleRock apartment complex according to Director of Media Relations, Jayme Blaschke. Blaschke...

Four Square businesses hit in burglary

Four Square businesses hit in burglary

Joyana Richer

February 27, 2019

Four San Marcos businesses were broken into early Monday morning, with investigators saying they could all be related. The Vault, Green Parrot, Zelick's and Sunset Bowling Lanes were targeted and SMPD is still investigating. According to Bomersbach's statement, the suspect was "seen leaving in the...

SMCISD teacher arrested for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

SMCISD teacher arrested for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

Sonia Garcia

February 23, 2019

San Marcos High School teacher Ian Michael Madden (09/09/1991) turned himself in to Travis County authorities Feb. 22 for having an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Two students notified the athletic director and assistant principal of an alleged inappropriate teacher-student relationship,...

Two injured in hit-and-run, SMPD asks for help identifying vehicle

Two injured in hit-and-run, SMPD asks for help identifying vehicle

Samantha Guerrero

February 23, 2019

The San Marcos Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle responsible for a Feb. 9 hit and run that happened at the intersection of Hutchinson St. and N. LBJ Drive. Pedro Ybarra and daughter Larissa Ybarra were crossing Hutchinson St. when they were both hit by a car...

Second armed robbery in a week occurs near campus

Second armed robbery in a week occurs near campus

Camelia Juarez

February 20, 2019

University police alerted students Feb. 20 to an armed robbery a Bobcat Village parking lot. The police alert said four suspects in a blue SUV showed the victim a silver automatic pistol near building four. No one was injured in the incident. Police described two of the four suspects. The driver of ...

San Marcos Police to investigate murder-suicide

San Marcos Police to investigate murder-suicide

Sandra Sadek

February 18, 2019

San Marcos Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred on the 1200 block of Hilltop Dr. on Feb. 17 at 11:23 a.m. The victim, 24-year-old Brihana Landrum was shot in the head by her ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Adrian Diaz. According to witnesses, Landrum and Diaz had been in an...

UPDATED: Texas State student found dead in apartment, two suspects arrested

UPDATED: Texas State student found dead in apartment, two suspects arrested

Samantha Guerrero

February 15, 2019

UPDATE: February 16, 1:30 p.m. Police arrested Martin Garcia Jr. and James Lee Zapata Friday evening in Austin on a charge of murdering Texas State student Aaron "Jack" Peterman. SMPD was assisted by the Austin Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force and the Texas Rangers. Garcia and Zapata w...

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