February 1, 2023 1:23 pm

Posted: 27.12.2021 12:22


At approximately 4:12 am this Monday morning, the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher received a 911 call from a frantic female who was screaming that she had just been robbed at her residence on CR 343 in north Liberty County. The sheriff’s unit responded to the scene immediately but the two suspects involved in the robbery had already fled the scene.

According to Sheriff’s lead Patrol Investigator, Deputy Stephen Earhart, Ingrid Hernandez was in her home along with her two juvenile cousins when two unknown Hispanic males kicked the front door in and rushed into her bedroom and put a gun to her head while demanding money. After securing approximately $3,000. in cash, one of the suspects described as 31-year-old George Villanueva fired a gunshot into the floor and both men ran from the home and left in an unknown direction.

According to Deputy Earhart, Hernandez knew Villanueva from some sort of earlier association but Hernandez did not know nor have a good description of the second robbery suspect. Dep. Earhart said the investigation is still ongoing with possible robbery charges pending as more information is obtained.

In the meantime, anyone with information on the robbery suspect, George Villanueva and his unknown associate are requested to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 or the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and provide a tip leading to their arrest. The identity of anyone providing a “tip” leading to the arrest of these two suspects will remain anonymous and that person may be able to secure a reward for that information