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Today`s Local News2015-01-28
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      
 

DISTRICT COURT

(CAMERON) A Rockdale man has been sentenced this past week among a total of 14 cases disposed of in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court. 

According to a press release from District Attorney Bill Torrey, 27-year-old Colby Alexander Martinez was handed 10-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated 6-years with standard conditions, to include completion of SAFP after pleading guilty to 3rd degree felony Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Family Violence with Prior Convictions. Martinez was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and must pay a $2500 fine. 

Among other cases from last week:

TIMMIE FOSTER REED, 34, of Pflugerville, was sentenced to six (6) years confinement in the Institutional Division of TDCJ after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle 

DELORES JUANITA COLLINS, 33, of Rockdale, was placed on five (5) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $180.00 restitution after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

DIANA PEREZ JOHNSON, 47, of Cameron, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation  and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and restitution of $17,143.13 to the victim after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Credit Card Abuse

CHERIE CHRISTINA WARD, 39, of Temple, was sentenced to two (2) years confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, probated for three (3) years with standard conditions of substance abuse probation and was ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine and $140 restitution to DPS after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram

RENEE E. SERNA, 24, of Rockdale, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle

SIMON DELACRUZ AKA SAMMY SIMON CRUZ, 68, of Holland, was sentenced to thirty-nine (39) days in the Milam County Jail after pleading “true” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original Class B Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated

CLINTON WAYNE WIGLEY, 39, of Hearne, was placed on five (5) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation including anger management and no contact with the victim and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Stalking.

LEAH CHRISTINE ELLIFF, 28, of Austin, was sentenced to three hundred thirty-nine (339) days confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original State Jail Felony Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle

PAULINA MICHELLE GRUMBLES, 27, of Cameron, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation including the successful completion of parenting classes and substance abuse evaluation with completion of any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Abandon/Endanger Child-Criminal Negligence

JESUS VALDEZ, JR., 38, of Rockdale, was placed on one (1) year Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine after pleading guilty to a Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Sex Offender Duty to Register

CHRISTINA WOMACK, 23, of Rockdale, was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $500.00 fine after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Assault Causing Bodily Injury

JESUS HERNANDEZ SANDOVAL, 60, of Cameron was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Attempted Robbery

JIMMY CRAIG SPIKES, 42, of Rockdale, was sentenced to five (5) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of probation, including no contact with the victim and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Attempted Aggravated Assault Serious Bodily Injury


TEMPLE CHEMICAL SPILL

(TEMPLE) Four people had to be hospitalized after a chemical spill at a Temple company Tuesday morning. 

Temple Fire & Rescue were called about 6AM Tuesday to reports of the spill at ER Carpenter. Crews arrived to find a large leak of a chemical used in the foam pouring process. Three ER Carpenter employees were decontaminated on scene and taken to the hospital as a precaution. A Scott & White EMT complained of breathing issues and was also hospitalized. A Temple fire fighter was treated on the scene after coming in contact with the chemical. The leak has been contained and officials said there is no danger to the public. Investigators are still trying to determine how the leak occurred. 


MISSING CAMERON MAN

(CAMERON) Cameron Police are seeking the public`s help in the search for a missing Cameron man. 

According to Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, 26-year-old Andrew Aguon has been missing for 3 days and was last seen in Cameron. Aguon is described as a Pacific Islander who is 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds. Police say he also has a history of mental issues and may pose a danger to himself. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call Cameron Police at 697-6574.


TX LAWYER ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY

(BELL CO) A Dallas-area lawyer has been arrested on charges he robbed a woman and injured a Bell County Sheriff`s Deputy. 

Bell County officials said 32-year-old Jordan Masters Todd was in Bell County Jail Tuesday on multiple 3rd degree felony charges. Todd is also named in 3 outstanding traffic warrants from Temple. Deputies arrested Todd after reports of a robbery about 9AM Tuesday at St. John`s Lutheran Church in Bartlett. The victim told deputies she arrived at the church and noticed a blue Chevy Suburban in the parking lot. As the woman left her vehicle, the man in the Suburban got out, shoved the woman and demanded money and a cell phone. After taking the woman`s purse, the man fled the scene on TX95 toward Temple. 

Bell County Deputy Sgt. Perry Moose, located the suspect vehicle and performed a traffic stop at TX95 and US190 on the south end of Temple. During the stop, a fistfight broke out, with Sgt. Moose being knocked down and kneed in the face and chest. Todd then returned to his vehicle and fled the scene again before being pulled over on Loop 363 at FM438. Todd was arrested after a short scuffle. Sgt. Moose had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of hand and shoulder injuries. No one else was hurt. 


AREA PHARMACY BURGLARIES INVESTIGATED

(BREMOND) Police in Central Texas are investigating a series of pharmacy burglaries in the area. 

Authorities said the suspects has targeted 8 small pharmacies located in China Spring, Waco, Bremond, Hewitt, Bellmead, Robinson and Hearne. At this time, investigators think each of the burglaries are connected. The latest incident occurred in Bremond on Monday. Surveillance video shows 3 people entering the pharmacy through a pried open door then attempting to take the store safe. Officials said the trio also rifled through medications before escaping. The suspect vehicle is described as a black, 4-door Dodge truck. Anyone with information should call authorities. 


SALADO TEEN CAUGHT WITH TOY GUN AT SCHOOL

(SALADO) A Salado ISD student will face discipline after being found with a toy gun at school Tuesday. 

Bell County Sheriff`s Office responded Tuesday morning to Salado High School after school officials reported finding the toy gun on a student. School officials said they are expected to handle the matter internally and no arrests have been made. Deputies said no threats have been made against any students or faculty. 


PERRY APPEALS DECISION TO NOT TOSS INDICTMENT

(Austin) Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is appealing a judge`s decision to not toss the indictment against him.  Perry`s attorneys immediately asked the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals to look at the case shortly after the judge ruled against him.  He`s also scheduled a news conference for this morning at 11 o`clock to discuss the next steps.  San Antonio Judge Bert Richardson ruled yesterday the case couldn`t be tossed on constitutional grounds because it was too early to challenge the charges.  The judge did tell a special prosecutor to amend the coercion of a public servant charge against Perry, which could be dropped to a misdemeanor.  Perry was indicted last year over his veto threat for funds meant for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit.  He did it after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign after spending time in jail for DWI.  Perry then vetoed the funds. 


BUCKHOLTS ISD BOARD ELECTION FILING 

(BUCKHOLTS) Buckholts ISD has announced filing dates for their upcoming school board election.

Applicants should file for a place on the ballot through February 27th at Buckholts ISD, 203 S. 10th St. in Buckholts from 7:30AM until 4:30PM. Applicants can also mail their applications to Box 248 in Buckholts.  


CAMERON CHAMBER ANNOUNCES BANQUET

(CAMERON) The Cameron Chamber of Commerce this week announced their plans for the next Chamber Banquet.

The 81st Annual Chamber Banquet will take place February 23rd at the Cameron VFW. 

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is seeking community input on candidates for several of the annual awards presented at the Banquet, including:  Organization of the Year; Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. Citizens will need to describe how the nominee meets the criteria for each award. A more detailed description of each award will be available online at KMIL.com.

Please send your ideas to the Chamber of Commerce either by email to chamber@cameron-tx.com or mail to P.O. Box 432, Cameron, TX 76520. Entries are due February 2nd. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 23rd at the VFW. For banquet tickets please contact the Chamber of Commerce office. 


HOLCOMBE MEMORIAL MARDI GRAS BASH

(CAMERON) Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual "Mardi Gras” bash to raise funds for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Fund.  

The event will be held on Saturday at Simon George Hall in Cameron. The event starts at 6PM and will include a Cajun food dinner, auctions and games for the kids. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, the Rockdale Reporter, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale.

Donations for the auction can be dropped off at Ideal Poultry in Cameron. Over the past two years $31,000 in scholarships have been given to current college students from Milam County as a result of the Mardi Gras event.


CISD SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION FUND DRIVE

(CAMERON) The Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation is conducting a fund drive in order to increase the amount they award annually to Yoe High School graduates through scholarships. 

The Foundation is sponsoring a “Century Club” type membership. A pair of Y-100 Yoemen Helping Yoemen car decals are available for $100. Decals may be purchased at the Yoe High School Kiosk, or from any Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation Board member. All proceeds raised go to fund scholarships through the Cameron ISD Scholarship Foundation. 


YOEMEN TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS

(CAMERON) The State Champion Cameron Yoe football team has announced an autograph signing this weekend.

The Yoe Booster Club is sponsoring the event, set for Saturday. Yoe football players will be signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans from 4:30-5:30PM at the Gym in Cameron. Yoe Nation is invited to wear maroon and show their Yoe Pride. Bring your cameras and footballs or memorabilia to have signed by players and coaches.


POLICE REPORT

(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 3 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 accident:
--in front of City Hall about 4PM. Involved: 2013 Kia driven by Mesha Pool of Rockdale and Ford truck driven by Jerry Busby of Caldwell. 
There were also 2 arrests:
--Clemente Abila, 38 of Rockdale for DWLI
--Juan Miguel Salazar, 22 of Rockdale for DWLI

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 7 arrests:
--Shane Latroy Ewing, 28 of Cameron housed for Concho Valley
--Patricia Leona Hallenbeck, 42 of Copperas Cove for Possession of a Controlled Substance 4-400 Grams, Disorderly Conduct, and Parole Violation
--Ashlee Nichole Daugherty, 29 of May for Bond Forfeiture and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear
--April Suzanne Blakely, 40 of McDade for Bond Forfeiture and Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear
--3 from Lampasas Co

There were no accidents in Rural Milam County. 

There are 129 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 25 housed for Coryell County, 13 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 for Cameron PD.


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