Bertram Police department

Fri
21
Jun

Ex-Bertram chief pleads guilty, surrenders license

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In October 2018 former Bertram police chief James J. (JJ) Wilson crashed his police vehicle on FM 1431 East of Marble Falls while off duty. Department of Public Safety troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was subsequently indicted on an abuse of official capacity charge for consuming alcohol and damaging the city vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A former Bertram police chief has pled guilty to oppression and abuse, surrendered his peace officer's license, received an eight-day jail sentence, and exhibited “remorse” which influencing his judge-ordered penalty, officials said.

Fri
12
Apr

Bertram wrestles with police staffing issues in wake of chief controversy

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Security and safety for Bertram city employees and residents — through improvements at City Hall and through police staffing — were among the top things discussed at the Tuesday, April 9, Bertram City Council meeting.

Mon
18
Feb

Bertram City Council approves Leslie Dewayne Kyle as chief of police

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The City of Bertram is looking to heal the wounds of the past and prepare for the future with the hiring of a new police chief.

Fri
04
Jan

Bertram council signs off on separation agreement with ex police chief

From staff reports

The City of Bertram amended requirements for a reserve police officer position and approved the separatation agreement with former police chief JJ Wilson at their Dec. 18 City Council meeting.

Fri
07
Dec

Bertram, police chief reach resignation agreement, payment for wrecked cruiser

By Richard Zowie
Staff Writer

Embattled former City of Bertram police chief J.J. Wilson has agreed to reimburse the city for a $1,000 deductible to acquire a new police cruiser that he's been charged with crashing in October.

Fri
30
Nov

Grand jury indicts suspended Bertram police chief on abuse of official capacity charge tied to alleged DWI patrol unit crash

By Richard Zowie
Staff Writer

The 33rd/424th Judicial District grand jury has handed down another indictment for suspended Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson.

Thu
25
Oct

Bertram police chief in patrol unit crash faces DWI charge on heels of grand jury indictments

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities impounded a Bertram police vehicle Oct. 24 after the unit was involved in a crash on FM 1431 east of Marble Falls.

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An embattled police chief will face a driving while intoxication charge, after he was arrested following a crash of his Bertram patrol vehicle Oct. 24 on FM 1431 East in Burnet County.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson, who was recently indicted on felony perjury and misdemeanor official oppression charges, posted a $1,500 surety bond and was released from the Burnet County Jail on the DWI charge.

The crash incident was reported around 8:20 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 5800 block of the roadway, about five miles east of Marble Falls, according to the incident report log of the Burnet County Sheriff's Office.

Wilson's Bertram Police unit Chevrolet Tahoe left the roadway for an unknown reason.

Wed
03
Oct

Bertram police chief faces felony perjury and oppression charges after Burnet County Grand Jury indictment

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Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson faces several indictment charges, alleging official oppression, aggravated perjury and misuse of official information.

 

 

 

Editor's Note: Bertram Police Chief JJ Wilson offered comments in response to the indictments against him in the Friday, Oct. 5 issue of The Highlander. In that same issue, 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney Wiley ("Sonny") McAfee also offered a statement from the DA's office.

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The 424th Judicial District Grand Jury indicted Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson Oct. 2 on charges of felony aggravated perjury, felony misuse of official information and misdemeanor official oppression, court documents stated.

The charges stemmed from three incident allegations in Burnet County in connection with a dispute over hay ownership, the release of criminal background information and a sworn statement in a drug-related arrest, according to the grand jury indictments.

Fri
25
May

Abducted children found; mother faces charges

 

Tekecha Milena Quinonce

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A biological, non-custodial mother who abducted her children from Bertram Elementary School faces felony charges in Burnet County after her May 22 arrest.

Thu
15
Feb

Bertram man killed in accident Saturday

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 15 for a young Burnet man killed in a freak accident at his home.

Justin Battles, 26, a graduate of Burnet High School, died at his home Saturday night, Feb. 10, in an accident that left him pinned between his truck and a wall of home in Bertram.

“He had a little fire pit and he liked to cook out there,” said Bertram police chief J.J. Wilson. “He had music playing in his truck and the theory is that he must have reached in to turn the music off and knocked the standard shift into gear.

“He only had a second to respond to try to get it back out of gear when it began to move forward in first gear and pinned him against the house.”

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