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Llano burglary suspect sought

The Llano Police Department (LPD) and is asking for the public's assistance in locating a subject wanted in a May 25 burglary that involved a shooting in the City of Llano.

He is Ashton Michael Hutchinson, Age 25.

On Thursday, May 25, at approximately 12:50 a.m., officers with the LPD and the Llano County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) responded to a call of a burglary in progress at 109 West Main Street in Llano.

Upon arrival, officers found a suspect, identified as Robert Sutton, 29, of Llano, down due to single gunshot wound. Sutton was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

A second suspect, identified as Jonathan Tuma, age 19, of Tow, was taken into custody, and charged with burglary of a habitation. Hutchinson also is being sought in the case.


Burnet County jailer killed in murder-suicide

Millie Chance

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A preliminary investigation indicates the wife of a Burnet County Jail employee shot her spouse once in the back of the head Thursday, April 13, at their Lampasas home before turning the weapon on herself, according to Lampasas Assistant Police Chief Jody Cummings.


Child sexual assault added to Cude's charges

Charges have been expanded to include sexual abuse of a child and burglary against a man arrested in a tense confrontation in Burnet Tuesday, March 28.

In summary, the charges against 55-year-old Danell “Danny” Cude are now aggrivated kidnapping aggrivated sexaul assault and assault of a child and burglary of a hapitation, all state jail felonies and possession of two ounces or less of marijuana.

Burnet police first arrested Cude for sexually assaulting a woman at her apartment while her two small children were inside the home. According to Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, Cude allegedly made entry into an apartment in the 800 block of Dixie Drive, where the female victim was alone with her children.

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