Crime Stoppers Tips Lead To Felony Arrests, Property Recovered In Hays County

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating recent thefts of catalytic converters occurring in the San Marcos area.

A citizen’s tip identified the suspects as:

Daniel Richard Cotton 1/29/1983

Jeremy Gabriel Moore 7/12/1974

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain arrest warrants for Felony Criminal Mischief. A subsequent Crime Stoppers tip provided the suspect’s location.

On October 23, 2020, both suspects were arrested at a San Marcos hotel. A search of their hotel room produced evidence related to the case and illegal methamphetamines.

A search of the vehicle used by the suspects in the catalytic converter thefts produced several IDs, credit cards, and stolen tools belonging to possible victims in the Austin area.

Hays County Sheriff’s Office also executed a search warrant for a storage unit in San Marcos.

This search revealed more ID’s and credit cards, bringing the total number of documents to over 40. Both suspects have been released from jail on $10,000 bonds, however, this investigation is ongoing and future charges are likely.

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler wishes to thank the deputies and detectives for their tireless work and extends his gratitude to the diligence of the citizens in Hays County.

Another fine example of the citizens and officers working together! If a resident has been a victim or has information regarding this case, contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896.

Residents can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-324-8466 or submit the information on-line to Tip Line as well as submit a tip on the new Hays County Sheriff’s Office App.

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