GPS tracker helped locate suspect who stole vehicle

Staff Report

It didn’t take long for the keys, computer and truck to disappear after a man arrived for work in Buda on July 29, but it didn’t take long to find the suspect either, in part because the vehicle was equipped with GPS tracking.

Hays County deputies responded to the 900 block of Canyon Wren at 7:23 a.m. The victim said he’d parked outside the building, gone inside the business and put the keys and computer on a desk before going to the restroom. When he returned the keys, computer and truck were all gone.

The HCSO said the truck was spotted in the back yard of a residence in the Crosshouse Estates subdivision off FM 150 in Kyle, and that people saw a man running away from it.

James Michael Harvey, 32, was apprehended and booked into Hays County Jail on charges of burglary of a building, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

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