Car bomb scare leads to arrests, body armor, weapons found in home, Blanco police say

Jimmy Lower, Rachel Wilson arrested

BLANCO COUNTY, Texas – Two people were arrested in Blanco County Monday night following a report of a “possible car bomb” in Spring Branch.

The report caused concern from residents and forced Blanco police to issue a warning for people to stay out of the area. 

**INCIDENT ALERT** BPD, BCSO and Austin PD are currently investigating a possible car bomb in the area of US HWY 281 and Contour Dr. Please avoid the area.

Posted by Blanco Police Department on Monday, July 16, 2018

Blanco police provided updates on the investigation Tuesday morning on the department’s Facebook page. 

According to the post, Blanco police responded around 7 p.m. to the Lake of the Hills subdivision to assist a Bexar County deputy regarding a convicted felon who was believed to be in possession of weapons, narcotics and possibly an explosive device.

As officers arrived, they noticed the suspect in an SUV following another vehicle, attempting to leave the scene. Officers stopped both vehicles and questioned the drivers.

The first driver, identified as Rachel Wilson, was arrested by Blanco officers on outstanding warrants.

Officers and a police K-9 searched the vehicle and discovered almost 5 grams of methamphetamine, Blanco police said.


About the Author: