On January 28, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office received reports of several residential burglaries in Llano County, and after a brief investigation, apprehended Brandon Jay Jones, 22 on two charges of Burglary of a Habitation, both second degree felonies, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a third degree felony, as well as Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 oz, a Class B Misdemeanor.
According to Llano County Lieutenant Glen Williams, the LCSO were able to determine a suspect name and vehicle description, and then notified surrounding police agencies. That same day, a City of Llano police officer spotted the suspect vehicle, a white Jeep, in Llano. Stopping the vehicle, the officer identified Jones as the suspect, and witnessed the man throwing a firearm from the Jeep. The officer found several items that had been reported stolen from the homes, including the weapon that Jones had attempted to discard.
After Jones was arrested, officers were able to recover the majority, approximately 80 percent, of the stolen property, finding the property at a residence in the Tow area. Several rifles, pistols and jewelry were among the stolen property that was recovered.
Three of the residences that were burglarized were located in the Tow area, and one was located on County Road 202.
LCSO Chief Deputy John Neff commended all the officers who contributed to the arrest of Jones. “The quick action of the officers resulted in a good conclusion to this case. Everybody involved did really good police work, and because of that, we were able to recover much of the property that was stolen. I was very impressed by how they handled this case.”
Additional charges are expected to be filed. He remains in the Llano County Jail under a $51,500 bond.