(Aug10) On August 6, 7 and 8, 2012, the Kerrville Police Department’s Special Crimes Unit ( KPD SCU) conducted a warrant round-up with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and the Ingram City Marshals Office.
Prior to this operation the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, a component of the U.S. Marshals Service of the Western District of Texas, planned to conduct Operation HEATWAVE in multiple county’s around the District that included Kerrville and Kerr County with the assistance of Federal, State, City and County law enforcement agencies
Operation HEATWAVE was planned to target violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders and other felon offenders.
The focus of the Kerr County round-up was to locate and arrest criminals wanted on felony charges in the Kerrville / Kerr County area. These criminals were wanted on a variety of charges to include - Felony Parole violations for drug offenses, Injury to a child, aggravated assault, sexual assault of a child, impersonating a police officer, obstructing police, felony D.W.I., cruelty to animals, and fraudulent use of identification, just to name a few.
Over the 3 day period in Kerrville and Kerr County alone, 18 offenders (several with multiple warrants) were located and arrested in Kerrville, Ingram and Kerr County on charges that originated both in Kerr County and around the state.
This operation is designed to reduce the number of felony warrants that are currently outstanding. Note - one of the offenders located and arrested by the Kerrville Special Crimes Unit – Megan King had been on the run for approximately 1 year, King was hiding at a half-way house in the Kerrville area, under her real name and was using a fictitious name and ID as well. King who had dyed her hair and attempted to elude officers by giving a false name was identified and arrested on her original charges of Possession of Controlled Substances to wit: ½ gal of GHB (a form of control substance similar to ecstasy); and methamphetamine. King’s bond was set in the amount of $1 Million. King was also charged with fail to Identify as a fugitive, and fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony after attempting to elude Special crimes investigators during the round-up.
The offenders arrested are as follows
1. Carl Teasdale
2. Robert Hall
3. David Taylor
4. Carrol Abbott
5. Austin Carrion
6. Nathan Lee
7. Charles Burtin
8. Wesley Harrison
9. John Garcia
10. Bobby McDonald
11. Keanna Brown
12. Joshua Murley
13. David Pillatzke
14. Levi Jackson
15. Megan King
16. Bradley Reindl
17. Christina Munos
18. Daniel Thompkins
This operation involved multiple jurisdictions that included the City of Kerrville, Kerr County, San Antonio, Bexar County, Comal County, New Braunfels, as well as state and other Federal agencies.
Captain Jeffrey L. Wendling, Kerrville Police Department, stated that “The Kerrville Police Department will continue to work with local, State and federal agencies to pursue and apprehend criminals in our area in an effort to reduce crime and make our community safer.”