A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Lee County until 5:45am and for southeast Burleson, Washington, northwest Austin, southern Madison, and central Brazos counties until 6:30am, eastern Brazos, northern Grimes, northwestern Walker, and Madison counties until 8:15am, and Leon county until 8:30am.. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms -- containing gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning -- is sliding east toward the Brazos Valley. Rain & storms are expected in the area through the pre-sunrise hours.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) Central Texas police say a couple kept their adopted son locked in a garage apartment for at least four years, periodically giving him a box of food and allowing him to leave once a week.
A police affidavit reveals the apartment behind the Dripping Springs home of 40-year-old Jenifer Elise Thyssen and 39-year-old Dane Andrew Thyssen was locked from the outside. The couple told police 22-year-old Koystya Thyssen was locked in the apartment to protect their other children.
Police began investigating when Koystya Thyssen was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a neighbor's home. Authorities say he used a screwdriver taken from his father to escape the apartment.
The couple were being held Friday at the Hays County jail on a kidnapping charge. The younger man also is being held there, on a burglary charge.
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