Texas Deputies Barge into Woman’s Home Without Warrant

Knocking the woman down, piling on top of her and handcuffing her after she demanded them to produce a warrant or leave.

Travis County sheriff’s deputies told Tori Thayer they were looking for her roommate, Carly Christine, whose family had requested a welfare check after not hearing from her.

But Christine had been out partying, Thayer told PINAC.

Nevertheless, the four deputies entering her home in Plugerville treated her as if she was a criminal, telling her they had some type of “reason to believe” she was hiding something, walking into her room with their flashlights.

Then after they piled on top of her, one of them can be heard on video accusing her of biting them, but they ended up leaving after almost 30 minutes without charging her for anything.

Now Thayer has filed a complaint against the deputies and is looking to talk to lawyers in the hopes of filing a lawsuit.

Below is the video she recorded, a combination of two clips, followed by a local news report on the incident.

Also below is a screenshot from a comment made on Fox 7 Austin’s Facebook regarding this story and the legalities of law enforcement entering homes without warrants.

And here is the Facebook page of the [__Travis County Sheriff’s Office__](https://www.facebook.com/TravisCOSheriff) if you want to leave a comment.

**UPDATE:** The Travis County Sheriff’s Office provided [__a statement to Fox 7,__](http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/29774181/complaint-filed-against-travis-county-deputies) saying “any further statement or publication of evidence in the case, on television or social media, before a thorough investigation is completed is inappropriate and interferes with the integrity of the investigation.”

In other words, they want us to stop reporting the story and posting the video to allow them full control of the narrative.

The agency also created a [__special thread__](https://www.facebook.com/TravisCOSheriff/posts/1215953048430652?fref=nf) on its FB page to allow us to comment on the video.

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Knocking the woman down, piling on top of her and handcuffing her after she demanded them to produce a warrant or leave.

Travis County sheriff’s deputies told Tori Thayer they were looking for her roommate, Carly Christine, whose family had requested a welfare check after not hearing from her.

But Christine had been out partying, Thayer told PINAC.

Nevertheless, the four deputies entering her home in Plugerville treated her as if she was a criminal, telling her they had some type of “reason to believe” she was hiding something, walking into her room with their flashlights.

Then after they piled on top of her, one of them can be heard on video accusing her of biting them, but they ended up leaving after almost 30 minutes without charging her for anything.

Now Thayer has filed a complaint against the deputies and is looking to talk to lawyers in the hopes of filing a lawsuit.

Below is the video she recorded, a combination of two clips, followed by a local news report on the incident.

Also below is a screenshot from a comment made on Fox 7 Austin’s Facebook regarding this story and the legalities of law enforcement entering homes without warrants.

And here is the Facebook page of the [__Travis County Sheriff’s Office__](https://www.facebook.com/TravisCOSheriff) if you want to leave a comment.

**UPDATE:** The Travis County Sheriff’s Office provided [__a statement to Fox 7,__](http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/29774181/complaint-filed-against-travis-county-deputies) saying “any further statement or publication of evidence in the case, on television or social media, before a thorough investigation is completed is inappropriate and interferes with the integrity of the investigation.”

In other words, they want us to stop reporting the story and posting the video to allow them full control of the narrative.

The agency also created a [__special thread__](https://www.facebook.com/TravisCOSheriff/posts/1215953048430652?fref=nf) on its FB page to allow us to comment on the video.

![](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/pinacnews/public-records/LhlGTxQVnU-jb5b_cF6-uA/dM5Sz6I8AEuMjUJP5jVVpQ)

[__MyFoxAustin | KTBC | Fox 7 Austin | News Weather Sports__](http://www.myfoxaustin.com/ “MyFoxAustin | KTBC | Fox 7 Austin | News Weather Sports”)

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