Second suspect arrested in Niederwald robbery

Staff report


Austin Police arrested a Buda teen last week who was identified as the second suspect accused of an aggravated robbery at a Niederwald gas station that left a store clerk shot in the leg.

According to a Hays County press release, an investigation into the robbery led to the identification of Charles Brian Lane, 18, of Buda, as the second suspect.

Lane was arrested by Austin Police on unrelated charges and is currently being held in the Travis County Jail.

Hays County has obtained warrants for aggravated robbery and criminal attempt capital murder, which are both first-degree felonies, according to the release.

Lane will be transferred to the Hays County Jail upon resolution of his charges from the Austin Police Department, according to the release.

An additional charge of criminal attempt capital murder has been added to a 16-year-old juvenile who was arrested in connection with the crime June 15.

The juvenile, who was from Buda, was located at an Austin apartment off of Slaughter Lane in Austin. A search warrant was served at the location, according to a Hays County release, and both weapons believed to be used during the robbery were recovered. 

The two teens are accused of the aggravated robbery, which occurred June 8 at the Valero convenience store at 13901 Camino Real. When authorities arrived, they made contact with store personnel and found one male clerk had been shot in the leg below the knee. A second store clerk was not injured during the incident.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video footage of the crime in its effort to identify the suspect.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case should contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 and speak with the Criminal Investigations Division.

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