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.