MEDINA, Texas (KXAN) — Police believe a man captured on a game camera in Bandera County is Edward Adamson. The 47-year-old is accused of assaulting a Llano County woman and holding her husband hostage inside their home last week.
Neighbors told Bandera County deputies they noticed a light on inside a nearby hunting cabin on Monday night and called the owner. When he got to the cabin Tuesday, the owner told police it had been burglarized and Chevy Blazer had been stolen. The sheriff’s office says the image captured on the game camera is grainy, but they think it’s Adamson based on certain features, which include tattoos seen on the man.
Burnet police are also following up on leads that Adamson was spotted there. Authorities say he attempted to use a credit card stolen from the Llano couple at a gas station on Tuesday about 7:15 a.m. The stolen Chevy Blazer can been seen on surveillance video at the Valero Corner Store, police added. Kerrville police reportedly found the stolen SUV abandoned at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nimitz Elementary School.
Also on Tuesday, Burnet police received a call about a man believed to be Adamson knocking on the back door of an apartment. Officers were not able to find him when they arrived.
Adamson has been on the run since Sept. 25, when police say they tried to stop him around 9:30 p.m. along State Highway 29. He led authorities on a brief chase before crashing into the garage of a Llano home at the intersection of West Ellis Street and Ames Avenue and ran away. A woman riding with him, Brittany Trevino, was arrested on charges of public intoxication.
Needing a vehicle, police say Adamson broke into the home of an elderly Llano couple the next morning. Authorities say he knocked an 84-year-old woman unconscious and took her 87-year-old husband hostage. He was found tied up in the home. The woman was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, but is now back home recovering. Her husband was treated and released from a Llano hospital the day of the attack.
Authorities say they still have not found the 2014 grey Jeep Compass stolen from the Llano couple and that Adamson may still be using it. The Texas license plate on the vehicle is CCZ-2353.
Adamson is wanted for a parole violation and is also the suspect in several burglaries spanning Burnet, Gillespie, Kerr and Kimble counties. Police said multiple stolen items were recovered from the car he crashed. Police say he is a suspected methamphetamine user and should be considered armed and dangerous.
He has a criminal record dating back to 1993, when he was first sentenced to prison. His convictions include organized criminal activity, burglary of a building with intent to commit theft, burglary of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.