Dripping Springs criminal mischief suspect caught red-handed

Staff Report

DRIPPING SPRINGS — A suspect in a vandalism case at Dripping Springs City Hall was arrested on March 11 after surveillance photos and video on social media led to the possible identity of the suspect.

Hays County deputies responded to City Hall in the morning hours of March 10 to a report of graffiti and criminal mischief. Offensive and racist messages were spray painted on the exterior, according to the city of Dripping Springs, and a window was broken.

Vandalism at Dripping Springs City Hall. Photo courtesy of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office.

Bonnie Laurel Gibson (DOB: 05/25/1994) was later identified as the suspect after investigators discovered the paint on her hands and vehicle matched the color of the graffiti on the Dripping Springs City Hall building. Gibson was arrested on a warrant for Criminal Mischief, a State Jail Felony and transported to the Hays County Jail. A bond has not been set.

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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 has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, 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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