Felony suspect leads H’Bay Police on foot-chase
December 17, 2012, 7:45 pm by Alexandria Randolph
A felony suspect led Horseshoe Bay Police Officers on an hour and a half long foot chase Monday morning, ending in an arrest.
Michael Weber, 21, was arrested on the shore of Slick Rock Creek at 11:19 a.m. after a chase that began at Fault Line Dr. at 9:41 a.m. Weber was wanted on a warrant out of Travis County for a probation violation in connection with a previous charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child and an additional charge of evading arrest after running from Cottonwood Shores officers in mid November. Horseshoe Bay Police were notified by Cottonwood Shores Police that Michael Weber, whose last known address was in Cottonwood Shores, was said to be working on a construction site on Fault Line Dr., said Horseshoe Bay Police.
On Monday morning, Horseshoe Bay Police attempted to
apprehend Weber at the site, but he fled on foot, leading officers on a chase
through rough terrain and thick forest for over an hour and a half. Much of the
chase took place along shorelines and through residential properties. Police
said many residents called in about the suspicious Weber as he ran through
their yards. Police said Weber crossed through the community of Escondido and
dove into the lake, where he swam to Oak Ridge. He then ran across the Ferguson
Replacement Power Plant construction site and dove into Slick Rock Creek, where
he was cornered by officers on foot and a police patrol boat.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal or Friday's Highlander.
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