John Crawson Wiki – John Crawson Bio
John Crawson is the man who authorities said caused the evacuation of five homes in his Williamson County neighborhood near Round Rock, Texas when police found improvised explosive devices in his house.
WCSO said that agencies will be at the location until the IEDs can safely be removed. Officials ask that the public avoid the area.
He is 47 years old.
John Crawson Charged
Crawson was charged with terroristic threats and jailed at the Williamson County Jail, his inmate record shows.
KXAN reported the neighborhood was evacuated the morning of Tuesday, February 23, 2021, after police were called to Crawson’s home to serve an arrest warrant following an investigation after he allegedly threatened a family member.
He was arrested, and police later found IEDs in his home in the 2500 block of Santa Barbara Loop, they said. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office told the news outlet they would remain on the scene until the devices were safely removed.
The public was asked to avoid the area. Anyone who lives in the area and was not contacted by authorities does not need to evacuate.
Crawson’s charges stemmed from an alleged threat made against a family member on January 18, 2021. His charge, terroristic threats against a family member, is a third-degree felony, his jail record indicates. Officials were serving an arrest warrant at his house when the IEDs were found.
Members of the bomb squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) remained at Crawson’s home investigating into the afternoon, KXAN reported.
Deputies told KXAN a “lengthy investigation” preceded the arrest warrant. Authorities did not immediately specify what kinds of devices they found or how many.
Rebeccah Macias, a reporter for the Austin-American Statesman, shared photos from the scene on Twitter.
Here are some more shots I captured at the 2500 block of Santa Barbara Loop in Round Rock.
John Christopher Crawson, 47, was arrested at 8 a.m. Tuesday for terroristic threat. As of 3 pm, he was still in Williamson County Jail. His bond has yet to be set. More via @PatchTweet pic.twitter.com/F05d7pvi9n
— Meagan (@meaganfalcon) February 23, 2021
“Happening now: I’m here in Round Rock where people were evacuated after IEDs were found in the home of a man currently under arrest,” she wrote. “An unknown number of explosives were found in the home of 47-year-old John Christopher Crawson when officers executed a search warrant around 11 this morning. About five houses surrounding Crawson’s home were quickly evacuated.”
Fox 29 San Antonio reported residents were returning to their homes early Tuesday evening.