Tuesday, November 25, 2014
(MILAM CO) Customers with the Bell Milam Falls Water Supply continue under a boil notice today.
Due to a major water leak, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality called for the boil order. To ensure destruction of harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for cooking, drinking, or making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. Customers may also purchase bottled water in lieu of boiling.
The boil order only affects customers south of the Little River in the Holland, Vilas, and Val Verde areas along FM437 and FM2268. For questions, call 254-697-4016.
(CAMERON) A Rockdale man learned his fate this past week during sentencing in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court.
According to District Attorney Bill Torrey, 28-year-old Nathan Kurt Proctor was given 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after he pled true to a Motion to Revoke Probation on an original charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a 1st degree felony.
Proctor was arrested in early 2012 in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a 23-year-old mentally challenged woman. Rockdale Police Lt. JD Newlin said Texas Department of Public Safety records show Proctor was a prior sex offender at the time of his arrest.
Among other cases:
BILLY DON NORMAN, JR., 31, of Rockdale, was sentenced to two (2) years confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, probated for two (2) years with standard conditions of probation, including substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and restitution of $180.00 to DPS after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram
TRAVIS CARTER STANFORD, 34, of Cameron, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation, including substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and to have no contact with the victim after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Theft of Livestock Less than $100,000.
HANNAH FAYE YAKESCH, 18, of Hutto, was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of substance abuse probation and was ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine and restitution of $180.00 to DPS after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram
JOEL JUAN LOPEZ, 24, of Cameron, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of substance abuse probation, including a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and restitution of $180 to DPS after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram
DUSTIN RAY FENLEY PAINTER, 23, 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 to DPS after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Unlawful Possession of Metal or Body Armor by Felon
JONTRIL AIWAINE KINCH, 33, of Cameron, was sentenced to five (5) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and restitution of $371.00 to the victim after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Forgery of Financial Instrument - Elderly
TEMPLE, BELTON PD INVESTIGATE ROBBERY STRING
(BELL CO) Temple and Belton Police are investigating after a series of similar robberies.
Investigators are working to identify a man and woman believed to be involved in 6 robberies in the past week that appear to be linked to a specific brand of cigarettes.
Officials said the 1st robbery occurred just before 2AM on November 17th at a CVS Pharmacy on S. 31st in Temple. A man and woman searched behind the counter without taking anything. Roughly an hour later, a nearly identical pair entered the Southwest Travel Center on NW HK Dodgen Loop and used force to take an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were said to ask about Newport cigarettes, though none were taken. Police said the man was wearing a green alien mask and the woman was wearing a purple bandana face covering.
This past Saturday, Police were called to a Cefco on S. 1st in Temple after a man entered the store and displayed a gun. Police learned the suspect took the clerk`s wallet, an undisclosed amount of cash, and several packs of Newport cigarettes. While Police were investigating that incident, Police learned that a woman entered an Exxon on Thornton Ln. who displayed a gun and then escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and several cartons of Newport cigarettes.
Several hours later, a robbery was reported at a Cefco on Taylor Valley Rd. in Belton in which 2 men and a woman entered the store, displayed handguns, and took multiple cartons and packs of Newport cigarettes. Belton Police were also called Sunday to a Quick Pick Food Mart on W. Ave. D after a clerk reported that 2 men entered the store, displayed guns, and took several packs of Newport cigarettes.
Anyone with information should contact Temple or Belton police or to call Crime Stoppers.
DPS TO INCREASE PATROLS
(AUSTIN) If you plan on traveling across Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday, you won`t be alone.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be increasing their patrols this week. Troopers will be at "high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent," according to a news release from the department.
AAA Texas predicts 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday.
During the 2013 Thanksgiving period DPS troopers made 387 DWI arrests, issued 6,848 speeding citations and wrote 804 citations for lack of insurance. Troopers also issued 704 seat belt-child safety seat citations. DPS patrols resulted in 244 fugitive arrests and 187 felony arrests during last year`s Thanksgiving week.
(CAMERON) The Yoe defense stuffed previously unbeaten Teague Friday to earn an area round playoff win. Cameron`s defense picked off 3 passes to help earn the 42-31 win over the Lions.
The Cameron Yoemen will play the East Chambers Buccaneers at 7PM Friday at Texan Stadium in New Caney ISD. The Yoemen will be the home team. Pre-sale ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets sold at the gate will be $7. District Passes and Senior Citizen Passes from District 10 AAA will be honored as well as Texas High School Coaches Association and Texas Girls Coaches Association membership cards. The Booster Club is sponsoring a Fan bus to the game. Seats are $30 each and they are first come, first serve. The bus will leave at 3PM Friday from downtown Cameron.
Elsewhere, Rockdale moves on to face Kirbyville after beating Buna 55-28. The regional round game will be 7:30PM Friday in Shenandoah.
In other games, The Rogers Eagles advance in class 3A division 2 after taking out Corrigan Camden 40-14. The Eagles will meet Crockett at 7:30PM Friday in College Station.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 4 EMS run and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 3 EMS runs and 2 arrests:
--31-year-old from Rockdale for DWLI, 2 traffic warrants, and Possession of Marijuana
--26-year-old from Cameron for DWLI
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 6 booked in:
--Jeffrey Allen McKinney, Jr., 22 of Milano for Probation Violation
--Alesha Gail Hoskins, 24 of Rockdale for Evading Arrest
--John Royce Bounds, 31 of Gause housed for ISF
--3 from Coryell Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are 115 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 18 housed for Coryell County, 2 housed for Lampasas County and 2 for Cameron PD.