Tuesday March 11, 2014
(CAMERON) A Rockdale man indicted a year ago has been sentenced this past week in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court.
According to a press release from District Attorney Bill Torrey, 43-year-old Richard Dean Evans was handed 10-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated 10-years with completion of the SAFE-P program. The judge also ordered Evans to pay nearly $16,000 in restitution to his Milam County victims after a guilty plea to the 2nd degree felony, Burglary of a Habitation.
In other cases last week:
ROBERT CHANCE BAXTER, 35, of Rockdale, was sentenced to seven (7) years confinement in TDCJ with parole restitution to be determined after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Assault Family Violence – Impede Breathing/Circulation
JAMES ALLEN HERRING, 23, of LaPorte, was sentenced to one hundred twenty (120) days confinement in the Milam County Jail with credit for time served after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Dangerous Drug
ALESHA GAIL HOSKINS, 23, of Rockdale, was placed on two (2) years deferred adjudication with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $140 restitution to DPS after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Possession of Controlled Substance
MARJORIE EDNA FEDOR, 46, of Rockdale, was sentenced to sixty (60) days in the Milam County Jail, and a $500 fine after pleading guilty to Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility
HAROLD JOSEPH HUFFMAN, 39, of Temple, was sentenced to five (5) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of DWI probation, including $2,500 fine, $60.00 restitution to DPS, ignition interlock device, driver’s license suspension for one year and ten (10) days in the Milam County Jail as a condition of his probation after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony DWI 3rd or More
DANIEL JOSEPH RALSTON, 25, of Belton, was sentenced to three (3) days in the Milam County Jail, and a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Credit/Debit Card Abuse
CHARLES WELLS, 47, of Rockdale, was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation including a $500 fine and no contact with the victim after pleading “no contest” to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Assault Bodily Injury
ALISHA MARIE SORRELLS, 28, of Gonzales, Texas, was placed on four (4) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of substance abuse probation including a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment, a $2,500 fine and restitution of $180.00 to DPS after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence
In addition, 1 case was handled by Special Prosecutor John Paschall:
ELIZABETH KELLY PAYNE, 36, of Bryan, was sentenced to two (2) years confinement in the Institutional Division of TDCJ after pleading “true” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence.
MILAM POST OFFICE BURGLARIES
(CAMERON) Cameron Police and area authorities are investigating after a series of post office break-ins.
According to a press release from Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon, authorities are looking into a rash of break-ins and burglaries at area post offices in Cameron, Milano, Rogers, Buckholts, and Rockdale.
In Cameron, Dixon said an unknown number of suspects were able to remove the locks to the outdoor mail drop boxes. Dixon said similar burglaries have been occurring across Central Texas. At this time, there are no suspects. Anyone with information should call authorities.
MARLIN MAN REPORTED MISSING
(MARLIN) A former Marlin man has been reported missing in Missouri.
Authorities said Kameron Nowaski, 34, was last seen February 1st in Kansas City around the intersection of 14th and Fremont. Nowaski was thought to be wearing black shorts and a t-shirt. He is described as being 5-foot-11, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Family members hope Nowaksi is headed home to Marlin and are asking area residents to be on the lookout for him. Nowaski suffers from anxiety and depression and takes medication for those conditions. Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Kansas City police at (816) 234-5136.
WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED
(BRYAN) Texas Department of Public Safety has arrested a wanted sex offender with Central Texas ties.
Authorities said Monday that Sammy Lee Nickerson, 52, is now in custody. Nickerson was placed on the 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list this year and was arrested late last week in Bryan.
A tip led DPS agents to a Bryan apartment where they located and arrested Nickerson without incident. Officials said a $5000 reward will be paid to the person who tipped authorities to Nickerson`s location.
Nickerson was believed to be in the Central Texas area, as he has ties to Hearne, Bryan, College Station, and Navasota. He is the 5th arrest in 2014 for the 10 Most Wanted program. Last year, the program recorded 32 arrests.
TX NEAR TOP IN NUMBER OF HATE GROUPS
(TEXAS) Texas remains a hot spot for the number of hate groups. The new edition of investigative journal "Intelligence Report" ranks it number three right behind Florida and number one California. The report says there are 57 such groups listed in Texas, though it says the number is decreasing for the first time in a decade. Authors of the report say the cluster of hate groups in southern states is part of the legacy of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow.
CITYWIDE CLEAN UP ANNOUNCED
(CAMERON) The city of Cameron has announced their annual spring clean up day for Saturday, April 12th from 8AM-3PM at the City Yard. Residents of Cameron will be able to haul any unwanted trash and debris to the yard during those hours. Those participating should bring a current water bill to verify residency. Items NOT accepted include wire, tires, batteries, antifreeze, chemicals, paints, liquids, concrete, dirt, roofing materials and asbestos siding. Refrigerators will be accepted, however, compressors must be removed. The city yard is located at 211 Oak Avenue.
JP COURT CANCELLATION
(THORNDALE) Anyone summoned for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Court for today, you need not appear, that matter has been resolved.
(SALADO) Texas Department of Transportation announced closures for I-35.
TxDot spokeswoman Jodi Wheately announced crews will be working pavement repairs through Wednesday on I-35 near Salado.
Traffic heading north will take Exit 283 and get back onto I-35 north of Main Street. Southbound lanes will be closed today, redirecting traffic to exit 285 and returning to I-35 south of
(CAMERON) Texas Department of Transportation has released their road work schedule.
TxDot spokesman Bob Colwell announced crews will be working on edge repairs through Thursday on FM485, from FM979 to the Brazos River.
LADY YOE SOFTBALL MOVED UP
(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe softball team will continue their district slate at home today.
The Ladies will host Jarrell at Mark Humble Softball Field. Cameron opened district last week with a run-rule win. First pitch this afternoon is about 4PM.
(CAMERON) The Yoe baseball team will open up their district schedule at home today.
Cameron will host Jarrell this evening at Airport Park. KMIL will be broadcasting tonight`s district home opener. First pitch is expected around 7PM.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 5 EMS runs and 1 accident:
--11:45AM, 2-vehicle wreck at 6th and Orchard. Drivers: Kausion Wells and Vivian Stephens. No injuries.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 1 EMS run and 1 accident:
--7:23PM, at Meadow Drive by the hospital. Involved: 2001 Jeep driven by Richard Ames Dickerson, 62 of McQueeney, and 2009 Chevy driven by Maddison Lee Kropp, 17 of Thorndale. No injuries.
There were also 5 arrests:
--Weldon Zunker, 25 of Rockdale for Criminal Trespass and Interfering with Emergency Call
--Steven Rivera, 19 of Rockdale for Burglary of a Building
--Makayla Wickeus, 19 of Rockdale for Burglary of a Building
--Elisha Marie Sorrells, 28 of Rockdale on warrants for Burglary of a Building
--20-year-old Rockdale man for Public Intoxication and Assault Family Violence
(CAMERON) The Milam County sheriff`s office has 7 booked in:
--Weldon Dean Zunker, 25 of Rockdale for Criminal Trespass and Interfering with Emergency Call
--Melvin Bernard Buckner, 43 of Temple for Bail Jumping, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Open Container
--Steven Agapito Rivera, 19 of Rockdale for Burglary of a Building
--4 in from Coryell Co
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There were 119 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 37 housed for Coryell County.