San Marcos police release composite sketches of suspects Reply


Hispanic male, possible nickname “Dago,” late 30s to early 40s, medium olive complexion, 6 feet tall, stocky build, shaved or bald head, dark eyes, small goatee, possible diamond stud earring in left ear, tattoos of crosses on left and right forearms, wearing white shirt with blue trim and blue jeans.


Hispanic male, possible nickname “Chico,” 18-20 years old, light olive complexion, 5’8” to 5’10”, thin build, closely cropped black hair, dark eyes with long eyelashes, slightly protruding ears, possible diamond stud in left ear, tattoo at base of neck, wearing loose fitting white t-shirt, blue jeans.


Hispanic male, late 30s, dark olive complexion, 5’6” to 5’7” tall, medium build, thick arched eyebrows, slight acne scars, hair styled into a “faux-hawk,” wearing gray t-shirt and blue jeans.

HAYS COUNTY – San Marcos Police released composite sketches of three suspects who kidnapped a woman and her young child and sexually assaulted the woman on Nov. 6.   The composites were developed with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries during the attack in which she was kidnapped, beaten and strangled.   Investigators are following numerous leads, and tips continue to come in on the case, according to San Marcos Police Commander Penny Dunn.SanMarcosCrimeInfo

Investigators hope the release of the composite drawings will help the case by developing further tips on the suspects.  “It has taken us time to work with the victim as she recovered from injuries and this traumatic incident and the DPS forensic artist to complete these composite sketches,” Commander Dunn said.

Please call the San Marcos Police Department – Criminal Investigation Division at 512.753.2300 if you recognize these individuals. Many tips were received on the suspect vehicle. Multiple investigators and crime analysts from SMPD, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle Police, Texas Rangers, and ARIC still working through the information and locating vehicles identified through tips or analysis.

The incident occurred on the east end of McKie Street approaching the access road of IH 35, west of the interstate highway. This area is near a low water crossing with heavy vegetation growing near the street.  The woman was driving on McKie Street when her vehicle was bumped on the rear bumper by another vehicle.  When the woman got out to check for damage, she was forced into the back seat of her own vehicle two suspects as a third followed in the truck.

The woman’s head was covered and she was taken to an unknown location where she was sexually assaulted, strangled, and eventually lost consciousness, Dunn said. The unconscious victim and her child were later left in their vehicle parked on the side of a roadway outside of San Marcos.  The victim regained consciousness and was disoriented but was able to return to her residence where Police and Emergency Medical Services were summoned.

Alamo Drafthouse hosts charity event screening for hyperlocal holiday movie 2

Angels Sing stars Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson; co-stars the city of Austin, local musicians, and the Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood


“Angels Sing” Red Carpet ready at Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter

The Alamo Drafthouse literally rolled out the Red Carpet for celebrities on Sunday, to promote a new holiday movie and to help raise money for a good cause.

“The producers of Angels Sing reached out to us to do a benefit screening,” said Carolyn Schwarz, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas. “With the wonderful family theme of the movie, and all the Austin musicians involved, it was a natural fit for us.”

Welcoming Willie Nelson at "Angels Sing" charity event screening, Sunday, 11/3/13

Welcoming Willie Nelson at “Angels Sing” charity event screening, Sunday, 11/3/13

The sold out charity event for Angels Sing last Sunday, November 3rd, at the Alamo Drafthouse theater on Slaughter Lane in Circle C, attracted moviegoers seeking holiday family fare on the big screen, and eager for star sightings on the Red Carpet. Willie Nelson and friends obliged. The iconic country crooner helped attract the movie’s producers, as well.

“Willie signed up, what’s not to love?,” executive producer Randall Dark said on the Red Carpet. Dark, along with executive producers Mary Dickinson and Charlene Fisher (Cowgirl Up Entertainment, Austin), and Scott and Sharon Rankin, shepherded the film from a long-ago SXSW local screening, through the labyrinth of Hollywood production processes to bring it back to town just in time for Christmas. The film was directed by Tim McCanlies (Second Hand Lions), and released November 1st.


Ticket holder swag

Ticket holders for the Alamo charity screening event were also rewarded with swag bags that included signed copies of “When Angels Sing: A Christmas Story.” The little red-covered book on which the movie was based was published in 1999, and written by Turk Pipkin, who More…