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WilCo Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Five arrested

  • 5 April 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 1869

On April 4 at approximately 7:30 a.m., The Williamson County Sheriff’s Organized Crime Division, Criminal Investigations Unit, and the STAR team served a search warrant at the 7700 block of O'Connor Drive in Round Rock.

During the search warrant, five individuals were detained.

Torin Williams 

Alexa Bonilla 

Meghan Fitzpatrick

Taylor Campbell 

Spenser Allison 

Deputies located:

  • 2.6 lbs of marijuana
  • 1.2 Kilograms of various THC derivatives
  • 4 grams of Xanax
  • Two tabs of LSD
  • 1 Stolen pistol and over 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Cash

Deputies executed the search warrant without incident.

Man Charged with five counts of Child Pornography

  • 29 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 1786

On March 26, detectives with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation on William Henry Burtle for possession of child pornography after receiving a tip that he was in possession of child pornography images. Burtle admitted to having these images on his phone.

On March 28, Burtle was arrested without incident, booked into the Williamson County Jail and charged with five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

Detectives found at least eight images of child pornography on Burtle’s phone.

WCSO Traffic Operation

  • 29 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 1820

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the hazards, and crashes that are attributed to vehicles driving above the posted speed limits on roadways within the county and the danger to deputies while conducting traffic stops on the roadside as vehicles pass.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a four-day operation beginning Monday, April 2 and concluding Thursday, April 5 to increase public awareness to the Texas Transportation Codes: 545.157 Passing Certain Vehicles and 543.352 Prima Facie Speed Limits.

Deputies will focus on N. US 183 from Hero Way to SH 138 during this operation due to the number of crashes resulting in fatalities. TX-DOT has lowered the speed limit in this area to reduce the number of crashes.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office offers an Anti-Bullying Symposium

  • 20 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2098

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is offering an Anti-Bullying Symposium on Friday, March 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 S. Rock Street in Georgetown.

The Anti-Bullying Symposium will be taught by Deputy Brandon Schaefer with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and Sgt. Javier Rodriguez, Jr. with the Texas Attorney General's Office. The class is offered to 6th - 12th-grade students. There will be a parent information session and topics will consist of cyberbullying, physical bullying, on-line detection programs, common programs used for child exploitation, and internet safety. Space is limited. To register for your child’s free ticket visit:


Cold Case: S.E. Ritchey, 30 years later

  • 2 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2495

On March 5, 1988, S.E. Ritchey and his wife were attacked in their home in Eastern Williamson County while they were unloading groceries in the driveway.
S.E.'s wife, Ethel, survived but was unconscious when first responders arrived at the scene. S.E. Ritchey, was hit with a blunt object and underwent surgery to treat his fractured skull. 17 days later, Ritchey died in the hospital turning this case into a homicide investigation.

30 years later, this case remains unsolved. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit has been working on the case for new leads that might lead to solving this case.

On March 5 at 10 a.m. Carla Ritchey Scruggs and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will gather at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 S. Rock Street in Georgetown.

“It doesn’t matter how old a case is when it’s unsolved. Victims, family members, and the community seek and deserve justice,” Sheriff Robert Chody said. 

Sheriff Robert Chody and Carla Ritchey Scruggs will be available to speak to the media.

Anyone with information to help identity the suspect or suspects involved in this case, should contact Williamson County Cold Case Unit Detective John Pokorny at 512-943-3739 or by email at [email protected].

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