Hays County Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in Wimberley robbery

Staff Report

A suspect in the robbery of a Valero convenience store was arrested on Feb. 25 after Hays county deputies observed a vehicle matching a description of that reported during the robbery and made a traffic stop.

A robbery occurred approximately 1:40 a.m. at the convenience store in the 9400 block of Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley., Hays County deputies responded to a robbery that occurred at the Valero convenience store located in the 9400 block of Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. The victim was able to provide descriptions of the suspect and the vehicle used and said the suspect fled east on RR 12 toward San Marcos.

Hector Miranda. Courtesy photo from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, Hector Miranda (DOB: 03/18/1991), was identified as the suspect and later confessed to the robbery. During the investigation, evidence was collected, and Miranda was arrested and booked into the Hays County Jail for robbery, a second-degree felony. Bond has been set at $25,000.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring is nearing one year at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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