Area realtor to see trial next month

With a jury trial on the horizon, a prominent Buda realtor charged with murder and intoxication manslaughter was booked into the Hays County Jail after violating conditions of his bond.

Jason Tarr, 45, was booked into the Hays County Jail April 13 on $300,000 bond. He was released April 14.

Wes Mau, Hays County District Attorney, said in an emailed response Tarr was re-arrested after a woman observed him driving his girlfriend’s car, which is not equipped with an ignition interlock device.

The woman, who is married to Tarr’s current girlfriend’s ex-husband, was aware he wasn’t supposed to drive a vehicle unless equipped with an interlock device, which is a condition of his bond, Mau said.

The woman recorded a cell phone video of Tarr leaving the area while driving the car.

Mau said evidence did not indicate Tarr was intoxicated or had been drinking.

Tarr’s bond was increased from $75,000 per count to $150,000 per count, Mau said.

Tarr, who was indicted in 2015, is accused of driving drunk and crashing his truck head-on into a vehicle operated by Nancy Sterling-Dalton of Austin, who was killed in the crash.

Mau said jury selection and the subsequent trial will begin May 1.

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