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WCSO Correctional Officer Arrested

On March 26, 2019, detectives with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Williamson County Corrections Division that Flournoy was introducing tobacco products into the jail and exchanging the products for cash with several inmates housed in the jail.

After an investigation conducted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Flournoy was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Joins "Neighbors" By Ring To Provide Users With Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide Williamson County with real-time, local and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

WCSO Warns Drivers and Passengers to Buckle Up or Face Fines, Tickets

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies throughout Texas to increase seat belt use in anticipation of the busy summer driving season that starts Memorial Day weekend.

Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws between May 20 and June 2 is a key component of the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual Click It or Ticket safety campaign. Safety officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a car crash by 45% and up to 60% in a pickup truck.

According to recent TxDOT crash data, 982 people who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in crashes on Texas roads. Nighttime is a particularly deadly time. In 2018, there were more than 2,000 fatalities and almost 7,000 serious injuries between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.

State law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs of up to $200. Children younger than 8 years must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they’re taller than 4 feet 9 inches. To learn more about Click It or Ticket, visit texasclickitorticket.com.

Theft Against the Elderly by Deception

On March 3, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old, Clifford Martin Cook, II. Cook was booked into the Williamson County Jail and charged with theft against the elderly by deception, a third-degree felony. Cook will also be charged with Impersonating a Public Servant, a third-degree felony, that charge is still pending.  

On March 2, Cook went to the home of an elderly couple in Weir, TX. Cook approached the victim’s home and knocked on the front door. The victims answered the door and noticed that Cook was displaying a badge around his neck and believed that he was with a law enforcement agency.  Cook displayed a badge around his neck with intent to represent himself as a plainclothes Detective. Cook was then allowed entry into the residence by the victims who believed he was a law enforcement agent. Cook told the victims he was investigating a ring of counterfeit crimes in the area and that they were in possession of counterfeit monies. Once the victims provided the cash in question, Cook demanded the couple handover all the cash for evidence purposes and left the home with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The suspect was identified after he dropped his identification at the victim’s home.  

If you believe you have been a victim of this crime, please call 512-943-1311 or send an email to [email protected].  

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that police impersonators are often looking for anyone who seems exposed or can easily be tricked. If you are ever in doubt, call 911. 

No other comments will be made until this investigation is complete.  

HOMICIDE IN BARTLETT, TEXAS

On February 1, 2019,  just after 4:00PM, the Bartlett Police Department responded to an address located at 624 W Jackson Street for a deceased person found in the residence with a gunshot wound. The Bartlett Police Department requested assistance from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). The WCSO responded with the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division and a Crime Scene Unit.

As a result of the diligent work by detectives with the WCSO, a suspect and vehicle were identified. At approximately 10:19 PM, the WCSO asked for assistance from the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) to search a location in the 7200 block of County Road 243 in Burnet for the suspected vehicle. With the assistance of a Texas Department of Public Safety Air Unit the truck was located, however due to weather the air unit returned to base before locating the suspect.

At approximately 5:05 AM, a WCSO infrared capable drone located the suspect on foot and away from the vehicle. At approximately 5:21 AM on February 02, 2019, the suspect surrendered to members of Williamson County SWAT without incident.

The suspect is identified as Archie Samuel ROGERS Jr. of Bartlett, Texas. He is in custody at the Williamson County Jail charged with 1st degree Murder. Bond has not been set at this time. The victim has not been identified pending notification of family.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office credits the Bartlett Police Department, Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens for working together to not only identify the suspect, but to apprehend him within thirteen (13) hours of the initial call.

There is no further threat to the public as a result of this homicide. Media should contact Lt. G. Haston at [email protected] or calling (512)943-3598 for additional information.

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