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Man charged in Horseshoe Bay burglary, stabbing incident

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Horseshoe Bay is an affluent community. This is where people come to retire. It's known for its low crime rate, according to Police Chief Bill Lane.

"A crime of this nature is just almost unheard of," said Chief Lane.

At about noon Tuesday, Horseshoe Bay Police got a call about an aggravated assault.

"Officers responded and found two female victims. Both had been stabbed. One was in very serious condition. The other was still coherent and able to communicate with us," Lane said.

The victim only spoke German.

Residents in the area say a German husband and his wife own the house at 105 Harbor Light.

Lane said, "We feel that this was a burglary in which a worker from the area was working a construction project, chose to go in, steal something from the residence and was surprised by these two women."

About half of the waterfront homes are not occupied year round.

"This particular residence was occupied," added Lane. "We obtained a suspect's name and phone number and started querying cell phone towers and got a ping at a location in Bastrop."

Jonathan Kirk, 34, of Bastrop, is in police custody charged with aggravated assault.

Investigators are executing a search warrant in Bastrop and continue to process the scene in Horseshoe Bay.

They are still looking for weapon used in the stabbing.

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