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Burnet County Sheriff's employee dies in apparent murder-suicide

Facebook photo of Millie and Deborah Chance taken from Millie's Facebook page

A Burnet County Sheriff's Office employee died Friday morning in what officials believe may have been a murder-suicide at a Lampasas home.

Millie Chance, 24, worked in the Burnet County Jail. She died Friday morning at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where she had been airlifted the previous day.

Lampasas police officers had responded just before noon Thursday to a disturbance call at a residence at 702 W. North Ave. after a woman called 911 to ask for help, but the call was disconnected. When officers arrived, they knocked on the door but got no answer. Then, they heard two noises that appeared to be gunshots coming from inside the house.

Officers forced entry into the home and found Deborah Chance, 47, dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. Millie Chance was still alive, but had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. A post on the Burnet County Sheriff's Office Facebook page on Friday announced Millie Chance's death.


Alleged peeper arrested

James George Williamson

A Burnet County man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly peeping on his neighbor via surveillance equipment. 
James George Williamson, 44, was arrested Wednesday, July 6 on charge of invasive visual recording in a bathroom or dressing room, a state jail felony. 
Burnet County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Joe Canady said on Wednesday, deputies received a call from a resident in the 100 block of County Road 118 who thought she found a camera in the bathroom of her home. 
“Deputies found what they did believe was a camera going through the wall,” Canady said, adding that the home was a duplex that shared a wall with the suspect. A hole had been drilled through the wall and the camera had been inserted in the hole. “The wires went into the neighbors house.” 
Williamson, the neighbor, was arrested that day. 
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