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Two arrested for conspiracy to commit murder in Wimberley

Two people were arrested Dec. 5 after authorities allege they lured a man to a Wimberley area home earlier this month and conspired to kill him. 

Nevaada Lexus Morgan, 20, of Santa Fe, Texas, and Steven Michael Ertel, 19, of Wimberley, were both booked into the Hays County Jail on Conspiracy to Commit murder, a first-degree felony.

According to a Hays County arrest affidavit, the victim told authorities he was lured to a home in the 2200 block of Mount Sharp Road in Wimberley Nov. 30 under the pretense of meeting with Morgan for a sexual encounter.

The victim was led to an abandoned mobile home on the property where Ertel was waiting inside with a large knife attached to his belt.

The victim told authorities he did not know Ertel, who according to the victim was was acting strangely. Ertel allegedly told the victim “I am the real life joker,” according to the affidavit.

The victim fled the trailer due to a “sickening feeling” and called law enforcement. The victim said Morgan was sitting next to Ertel with a pocket knife allegedly tucked under her leg.

Following the encounter, the victim exchanged text messages with Morgan about the incident. According to the affidavit, Morgan told the victim Ertel was allegedly “going to do something to you” with the knife he had.  Morgan then texted the victim that Ertel was going to “try to kill” him. 

According to a press release, authorities arrested Ertel and Morgan as evidence supported that the two conspired to murder the victim.

Morgan and Ertel are being held in the Hays County Jail on $100,000 bond each.

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