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

  • 20 March 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2813

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: 3256

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 coldcasetips@wilco.org.

WCSO: Deputy Tabytha Horseman

  • 8 February 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2949

On Wednesday, Feb. 7 at approximately 3 a.m. a WCSO deputy was dragged by a vehicle driven by Jonathan Nunnally after she conducted a traffic stop. Nunnally was arrested and charged with aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon.

The deputy involved in the incident is Deputy Tabytha Horseman. Deputy Horseman began working for WCSO in April 2013 as a corrections officer. In August 2017 she transferred to the law enforcement division as a patrol deputy.

Deputy Horseman was not injured during the incident.

Search Warrant leads Drug Bust

  • 29 January 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2731

On January 29 at approximately 7 a.m. the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit, Special Tactics and Response (STAR) Team, Patrol Division, Crime Scene Unit, and the Hutto Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the 9200 block of Bladen Springs Cove in Austin.

The search warrant was issued following an investigation of narcotics being sold from the residence. During the search warrant the following items were located:

  1. - 3.2lbs of marijuana
  2. - 11.9 grams of THC "Wax"
  3. - 2.8 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms
  4. - 22 vials of THC Oil (containing 21.83 grams of liquid THC Oil)
  5. - $71,562
  6. Jeffery Stahursky was arrest for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG2 4G-400G, and Delivery of Marijuana 1/4oz-5lbs.

    Daniel Stahursky was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 less than 1G.

    “Let this serve as a reminder to all drug-related criminals that the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ridding drugs in our county,” said Sheriff Robert Chody.

Accepting Applications for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Academy

  • 24 January 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 3382

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Academy is a 20-hour program designed to give the citizens of Williamson County a working knowledge of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system. The primary objective of the academy is to foster community relationships and to build a better understanding between citizens and the sheriff’s office through education. It is further hoped that the Academy will increase public awareness, dispel misconceptions, and increase rapport between the Sheriff's Office and community. The Sheriff's Office receives valuable feedback from Academy participants about our presence in the county.

The class will be held on Wednesday nights for ten weeks and will begin February 21 and end on April 25. Each class will meet at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office located at 508 Rock St. in Georgetown from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

Applications must be received by February 12, 2018 and hand delivered or mailed to:

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Community Outreach Unit-Sheriff’s Citizen Academy
508 S. Rock Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

Find application here: http://www.wilco.org/Elected-Officials/Sheriffs-Office/Community-Outreach


  • -Must be 18 years of age or older
  • -Reside or work in Williamson County
  • -Fill out an application and consent to a background check

Those with questions can call Sgt. Deanna Lewis at 512-943-1361


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