Hill County Sheriff’s Report

An arrest was made by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office and a subject was booked into jail at 9:16 a.m. Friday, January 7.


Reports indicated that authorities took a 29-year-old man into custody on charges of sexual assault. Bonds totaling $250,000 were set on Erik Ruiz Castillo.


Captain Justin Motherspau made the arrest and booked the subject into the Hill County Law Enforcement Center.


An arrest was made by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office and a subject was booked into jail at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday, January 11.


Reports indicated that authorities made contact with a 57-year-old Whitney man. He was charged with assault to a family or household member with previous conviction. Joseph Plummer was held without bond.


Deputy Jeffrey Ward made the arrest and booked the subject into the Hill County Law Enforcement Center.


Whitney police arrest two for vehicle burglary

The Whitney Police Department arrested two subjects for burglarizing vehicles in the city Wednesday, January 12.


According to reports, a concerned citizen reported witnessing the individuals opening vehicle doors and removing property.


Ty Silva, 17, of Whitney, and Matthew Terrell, 17, of Whitney, were arrested in the 900 block of Trinity Street and charged with burglary of motor vehicles, a state jail felony.

Bond was set at $1,000 on each subject.


They were booked into the Hill County Law Enforcement Center by Officer Brian Martin and Chief Chris Bentley.

Search team assists BCSO with cold case

There was a large law enforcement presence near the Whitney Dam Sunday, January 16, as a dive team assisted authorities with a recovery effort related to a cold case.


Bosque County Sheriff Trace Hendricks declined to provide specific information about the case, but in a social media post Sunday night said that his department had enlisted the help of the Adventures with a Purpose volunteer search team. The team travels the country assisting agencies with cold case investigations involving underwater search efforts.


Hendricks released photos of crews removing what appeared to be vehicles from the lake, but he said that a full press release will not be available until the effort is completed.

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