Driftwood man arrested after break-in, pursuit

A Driftwood resident with prior arrests for burglary was taken into custody by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon after allegedly breaking into a home in the 200 Block of Meyers Road in Buda.


Steven Rene Flores, 30, is charged with burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, a third degree felony. He is being held on bonds totaling $50,000.

Someone called about the burglary in progress at approximately 2:36 p.m. and a Pct. 2 deputy constable who happened to be in the immediate area responded. The suspect attempted to flee in a vehicle and refused to pull over.

A pursuit was initiated that was soon joined by Hays County deputies until the suspect’s vehicle was immobilized near the intersection of Fergus and FM 2770.

Flores was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital before being taken to jail. 

Bonds of $30,000 for burglary and $20,000 for evading arrest were set by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. 

Online records indicate Flores had a prior conviction and seven time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for burglary of a habitation. He was indicted in 2013 and released from prison four years later.

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