Burnet County Sheriff's 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.


Five arrested in raid at local residence

Five individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants on July 25 when a cadre of local law enforcement executed a search warrant at a Burnet County residence.

Burnet County Sheriff's deputies and investigators, Burnet police officers, the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Response Team (SRT) and the Texas Rangers all worked together to execute the search warant at 1544 Buchanan Drive, looking for illegal narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia as well as evidence of narcotics packaging, manufacturing or distribution and records or stolen property normally associated with illegal narcotics use and activity.

Arrested and transported to the Burnet County Jail on outstanding warrants were Brent Barnard Sr. of Burnet; Johnny Loehr of Burnet; Sean Clopton of Burnet; Keith Maynard of San Saba; and Shelley Adams (Vaughn) of San Saba.


Burnet County Sheriff's deputies arrest 17 in drug roundup

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Working in conjunction with other local agencies, Burnet County Sheriff's deputies in the Special Operations Unit have arrested 17 individuals in Burnet and Llano counties as part of a month-long undercover investigation targeting methamphetamine dealers in the two counties that culminated in a raid Thursday at multiple locations.

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said a total of 31 warrants were obtained on the 17 individuals arresed, charging each with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in penalty group 1, more than one gram but less than four grams.

Each charge is a second-degree felony under Texas Penal Code, Chapter 481.112(c), punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.

“This represents a significant impact on the local methamphetamine supply network,” Boyd said.

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