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PRESS RELEASE 24 August 2020

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

Receives Peach Cobbler from

Bellville Austin County State Bank

On Monday, August 24, 2020, members of Austin County State Bank presented the Austin County Sheriff’s Office with Peach Cobbler recognizing National Peach Pie Day, showing their support of first responders in the Austin County community.

“The Sheriff’s Office is very appreciative of the support from our local businesses,” stated Sheriff Jack Brandes. Left to right: Representing Austin County State Bank – Kim, Erin, Doris, Melissa and Tracey. Those from the Austin County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jack Brandes, Capt. Buddy Riddle, Lt. Billy Ruemke, Jail Lt. Rebecca Kmiec, Deputy Keith Brast and Operations Coord. David Watson

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of the Fuel Maxx store on Hwy 159 East of Bellville.

About 2:30 a.m. on July 26 two men broke into the   store by prying open the back door.  The suspects stole cash, cigarettes and other items including Lotto tickets. 

One suspect was wearing a dark jacket with a grey hood and pants.

The other suspect appeared to be wearing shorts and a yellow and black hoodie.

Security cameras captured images of the suspects.

The suspects fled from the store on foot.   Deputies believe they were driving a light colored, silver or white 4 door car that was seen near the store during the early morning hours.   

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes said anyone who recognizes the thieves or who has information about the  Sunday morning burglary should contact Austin County  Crimestoppers 979.865.2949.

Crimestoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to the identity and  arrests of criminals.  Callers remain anonymous.    

PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2020

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

Receives Donation from

Wehring Wealth Management

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Wehring Wealth Management visited with Sheriff Brandes, making a generous donation to the Austin County Sheriff’s Office to show their appreciation and support.

“The Sheriff’s Office is very thankful and greatly appreciates the support of our community’s local businesses,” stated Sheriff Jack Brandes.

Pictured left to right:  Wanda Mingus, Wade Dillman, Amy Kaase, Brandi Johnson, Sheriff Jack Brandes, Charlene Wehring, Kristie Quinton and Michael Branton.

PRESS RELEASE 14 July 2020

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

Receives Gift from

Local State Farm Agents

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with Double E Grocery gift certificates, generously provided by State Farm Sealy and Fulsher agents Virginia Gilbert and Jeff Gilbert, to say Thank You and to show their support and appreciation.

“The Sheriff’s Office is thankful and greatly appreciates the support of our community’s local businesses,” stated Sheriff Jack Brandes.

PRESS RELEASE 13 May 2020

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

Receives Lunch from

First National Bank of Bellville

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, First National Bank of Bellville generously provided the Austin County Sheriff’s Office a sandwich lunch in honor of National Police Week, as a Thank You for service and commitment to Austin County.

“The Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates, not only their thoughtfulness, but also for their support of law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Jack Brandes.

PRESS RELEASE 08 May 2020

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

Receives Donation

On May 7, 2020, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was visited by Marilie Walker and her son Carson Walker, who have once again, donated 10 Level 3A ballistic helmets and 10 bags consisting of various items to be used in emergency situations. The items in these kits include: crow bars, car escape tools for breaking windows and cutting seatbelts, tourniquets and QuickClot Gauze, tape, glow sticks and a lighted telescoping inspection mirror.

Sheriff Jack Brandes and the Austin County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates The Walker’s continuous support of law enforcement through their generous donation by providing these useful items to have available in the event of an emergency.