Burglary suspect arrested in Dripping Springs

Staff Report

DRIPPING SPRINGS — After an ongoing investigation, Christopher Dale Gainey, 28, was arrested for a string of burglaries that occurred at five businesses in Dripping Springs.

These burglaries took place from February 6 through April 30 and targeted established businesses that left cash in minimally secured containers on the premises overnight, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Christopher Dale Gainey, 28 (courtesy photo)

Gainey was responsible for burglarizing the following businesses in the Dripping Springs area:
  • Turcotte Butchers & Delicatessen (02/06/2022)
  • Homespun Kitchen & Bar (04/02/2022)
  • The Sated Sheep (04/15/2022)
  • Dantay’s Flowers & Gifts (04/16/2022)
  • Grand Slam Pizza (04/30/2022)
In addition to these burglaries, Gainey has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Repeated Violation of Court Order. All bonds total $20,000.
Sheriff Gary Cutler commends the deputies and detectives involved in this apprehension and reminds business owners to either remove cash at closing or secure it in a secreted or permanently affixed safe.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, contact Detective Benjamin Gieselman (512) 393-7803, benjamin.gieselman@co.hays.tx.us, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-324-8477 from anywhere in the U.S. or you can submit your information online to Tip Line: P3tips.com

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