Edward Adamson’s luck runs out after week on the run

Mugshot from Kerr County, Oct. 3, 2014

KERR COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — After a week on the run, police say they’ve finally caught up with Llano County home invasion suspect Edward Adamson in Kerr County. The 47-year-old is accused of assaulting a Llano County woman and holding her husband hostage inside their home last week. Authorities reportedly caught up with Adamson Thursday morning and took him into custody without any injuries, according to Burnet police.

The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office tells KXAN Adamson was arrested along with Brittany Trevino. Adamson has been on the run since the vehicle he was driving in with Trevino crashed last week. At the time, Trevino was arrested for public intoxication.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the pair were living under a home in Kerr County.

Deputies caught up with Adamson after getting a call last night about a burglary at a convenience store. They determined the suspect was Adamson after reviewing the video from the store’s security cameras. Thursday morning, they got a call from a resident near the store, who said they saw someone trying to climb over a fence. When police got to the scene, they found Trevino vehicle and say Trevino and Adamson were trying to run out of the house.

Meanwhile, police believed the man captured on a game camera in Bandera County was Adamson.

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 were 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 got 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.

Police say Edward Adamson was seen entering a Valero gas station in Burnet on Tuesday.
Police say Edward Adamson was seen entering a Valero gas station in Burnet on Tuesday.

Adamson had 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.

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.

Adamson has been 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 warned the public to consider him 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.

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