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Man Arrested After Two Men Found Dead
UPDATE: Garret James Ballard, 21, has been arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail for the offense of capital murder of two people--is the son of Burnet Constable Precinct 3 Jimmy Ballard. He is charged for the shooting deaths of Travis Leslie Fox, 28, and Elijah Adam Benson, 17.
Sheriff W.T. Smith reports that deputies were dispatched to this location at approximately 6:16 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, in regards to a “Welfare Concern” involving occupants at the residence and suspected drug abuse. While enroute, deputies were notified that a second call had been received regarding this location in reference to two bodies at this same residence. Upon arrival at this location deputies discovered the bodies of two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. A possible suspect in these deaths was identified and detained by deputies at approximately 6:57 a.m. Investigators from the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Rangers Service are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred 5885 County Road 340, Burnet, Texas.