Bertram Police Department


Abducted children found; mother faces charges


Tekecha Milena Quinonce


By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A biological, non-custodial mother who abducted her children from Bertram Elementary School faces felony charges in Burnet County after her May 22 arrest.

Tekecha Milena Quinonce, 29, turned herself into the Houston Police Department and is expected to be returned to Burnet County to face a charge of interfering with child custody, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in a state jail if convicted.

Bertram Police Chief J.J. Wilson said a court order was in place forbidding Quinonce from taking custody of her three children — 9-year-old Taniya Chatman, 8-year-old Brock Chatman and 7-year-old Teanna Chatman.


Bertram PD lucky in face of 'series of unfortunate events'






Bertram PD suffers 'series of unfortuante events'

By Lew K. Cohn and Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

A Bertram police officer is recovering from injuries suffered when his patrol vehicle was hit during a traffic stop on Texas 29 Saturday night and another escaped injury on the same highway Tuesday night in another rear-end accident that led to the arrest of a Bertram woman.

Patrol officer James Threadgill was treated and later released from the emergency room at a Williamson County hospital, according to Bertram Police Chief J.J Wilson, who said Threadgill continues to recover but the patrol car is a loss.

“Last night around 7 p.m., officer James Brown was on routine patrol when here comes a ... lady in a four-wheel drive pickup,” said Wilson. “The damage was not as extensive. She tried to apply the breaks but slammed into him.”

Unlike Threadgill, Brown had no apparent injuries on Tuesday.

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