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Two Horseshoe Bay Men Charged
Thursday, June 16, 2011 • Posted June 16, 2011

A nationwide alert has been issued seeking the arrest of a Horseshoe Bay man wanted in conjunction with the theft of a boat in late May. Jeremy TJ Carter, aka Trenton Jeremy Carter, has been issued an arrest warrant for theft of more than $20,000 but less than $100,000, which is a third degree felony.

On May 27, a Mastercraft X30 ski boat was reported stolen by David Tauber of Houston, TX. The boat, belonging to Tauber’s cousin, Kevin Snodgrass, was valued at approximately $70,000, and was reportedly stolen from a boat slip at 107 Cove East in Horseshoe Bay sometime during the night on May 26.

The following day, Laura Wier, resident at 105 Cove East, reported to Horseshoe Bay Police that her condo had been burglarized. Horseshoe Bay Police began an investigation, gathering a list of items that were reportedly stolen from the residence.

The HSB police found items that had been reported missing at the residence of Trenton Jeremy Carter, 101 Cove East. Officers found more stolen property at a local resale shop. An arrest warrant was issued for Carter, charging him with burglary.

Carter was located at a home in Burnet, Texas on May 29 and was arrested by Horseshoe Bay and Burnet police officers. He was taken to the Burnet County Jail and was releases on bond.

The investigation into the stolen Mastercraft X30 continued, and on May 31, the Horseshoe Bay Police developed information regarding the location of the boat. Assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft section, the Horseshoe Bay Police located several items that were reportedly in the ski boat at the time it was taken on a ranch in Burnet County. They recovered numerous life jackets, wake boards, skis and a boat cover. Investigators also found an aluminum wake tower with a canopy cover bearing the name ‘Mastercraft’.

Investigators returned to the ranch on June 1 to continue the search and discovered the Mastercraft X30 buried under a mound of dirt. With help from the Bunet County Sheriff’s Office, the Horseshoe Bay Police unearthed and recovered the stolen boat.

Burt Lee Wier, a Horseshoe Bay resident, was issued a warrant and arrested for theft of more than $20,000 but less than $100,000 for the theft of the ski boat, a third degree felony.

On June 11, Horseshoe Bay officers arrested Wier at his residence and took him into custody at the Llano County Detention Center where he subsequently posted a $25,000 bond.

An arrest warrant was issued to Carter for the same charge, but he has not been located.

Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Bill Lane said that there were no updates as of June 15, but did state, “this is a classic ‘there is no honor among thieves’ case.”

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