Potential drowning turns into drug arrest at Louise Hays Park

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KERRVILLE – Officers responded to Louise Hays Park on Thursday, August 1 to find a dog possibly alerting to a drowning victim but ended up making two drug-related arrests.

Upon arrival at the park, a city Animal Control Officer located a loose dog barking, whining, and swimming in circles near a particular spot on the river, according to the Kerrville Police Department.

At that time, officials believed that based on the dog’s behavior, their owner might be drowning.

Two divers with the Kerrville Fire Department were deployed to search the area but nobody was discovered.

The dog’s owner came to the scene and claimed the dog. KPD stated that the owner of the dog appeared to exhibit signs of impairment and the person with her was found to have outstanding warrants.

As a search of the dog owner’s vehicle began, officers discovered drug paraphernalia and trace amounts of suspect methamphetamine, said KPD.

Dana Dwayne Mixx, 48, of Austin, had three outstanding warrants out of Travis County, according to Kerr County Jail Records, of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 1 to 4 grams meth, Forgery of a Financial Instrument, and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, under 1 gram.

Dana Dwayne Mixx

Georgia Lee Kruger, 27, of Kerrville, was charged with Public Intoxication and booked into the Kerr County Jail according to Jail Records.



The dog was taken to Kerr County Animal Services and is in protective custody at this time.

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