Tuesday, October 21, 2014
MANHUNT SUSPECT SENTENCED
(CAMERON) An Austin man captured by Milam County authorities after an intense manhunt has been sentenced this week in Judge John Youngblood`s 20th District Court.
According to Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey, 46-year-old David Eugene Weir was handed 3-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after pleading guilty to 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance 1-4 Grams. Weir was also sentenced to 18 months confinement in State Jail and ordered to pay parole restitution of $3,672.50 to the victim after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle. In addition, Weir was sentenced to 18 months confinement in the State Jail after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony, Attempted Evading Arrest with Motor Vehicle.
Weir was arrested in June after an intense manhunt in Milam County. Milam County Sheriff David Greene said deputies had been called in early June to reports of a suspicious vehicle near CR418. Deputies located the truck, though the driver eluded authorities. Some time later, another deputy spotted the vehicle off CR418, but the driver drove into a wooded area and abandoned the truck. Authorities established a perimeter and called for assistance from a Department of Public Safety helicopter and mounted units with search dogs.
After a couple hours of searching, officers were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. Investigators determined that the truck Weir was driving was stolen from Little River Academy ISD. Weir was also believed to be responsible for multiple burglaries and thefts in the Little River Academy area.
Among other cases disposed of in the last week:
BOBBY JOE JANES, III, 44, of Cameron, was sentenced to twelve (12) months confinement in the State Jail Division of TDCJ after pleading “True” to a Motion to Revoke Probation for an original State Jail Felony Theft Under $1,500 with Priors.
JESSIE RAY OLIVARRI, 47, of Cameron, was sentenced to ten (10) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for five (5) years with standard conditions of substance abuse probation which includes evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to a 2nd Degree Felony Burglary of Habitation
RHONDA DENISE MACKLIN, 40, of Rockdale, was sentenced to six (6) years confinement in TDCJ, probated for three (3) years with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and complete the Concho Valley Rehab Program after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence
SAMUEL DUANE MILLER, 35, of Buckholts, was sentenced to forty-five (45) days in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
JOHN ROYCE BOUNDS, 31, of Gause, was placed on five (5) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of Sex Offender Probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and serve one hundred seventeen (117) days in the Milam County jail as a condition of probation after pleading guilty to a 2nd Degree Felony On Line Solicitation of a Minor
RONALD ERSKIN MARTIN, 38, 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 after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence, with Previous Conviction
ZACHARY RYAN SHESLER, 28, of Cameron, was sentenced to one hundred (100) days in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor, Assault Causing Bodily Injury – Family Member
BLANCA NUEVA ALDAMA, 22, of Rockdale, was sentenced to one hundred (100) days in the Milam County Jail after pleading guilty to a State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Less than One Gram
CARY GLEN YOAKUM, 48, of Milano, was placed on three (3) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,500.00 fine after pleading guilty to a 3rd Degree Felony Injury to Elderly
DONZEL LAQUAN YOUNG, 21, of Cameron, was placed on five (5) years Deferred Adjudication with standard conditions of probation, including substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and $1,605.48 restitution to the victim after pleading guilty to a 1st Degree Felony Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony
DANIEL LEE CURRIE, 18, of Rockdale, was placed on two (2) years Deferred Adjudication Probation with standard conditions of probation and was ordered to pay a $750 fine and restitution of $1,000 to the victim after pleading guilty to a Lesser Included Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass
CAMERON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
(CAMERON) Cameron City Council met Monday to discuss a tax abatement and reinvestment zone.
During their regular meeting, the City heard a 2nd and final reading of an ordinance establishing a Commercial-Industrial Tax Abatement Zone. In other business, the City authorized the City Manager to purchase a front end loader. The Council also heard comments from citizens regarding loud music in the 300 block of Columbus and along Colfax Street.
EARLY VOTING CONTINUES
(TEXAS) Early voting for the November election continues today in the Lone Star State. Early voting ends on October 31st. People are reminded to bring in photo IDs so they can get a ballot. Locally, voters can head to the Milam County Clerk`s Office, Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, Buckholts Community Center, and Thorndale Rec Center.
ROCKDALE FAIR A SUCCESS
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale Fair officials are calling the 2014 event a huge success.
Sale Secretary Cindy Hughes said sales totaled nearly $524,000. A complete list of winners from the 2014 Rockdale Fair will be available on our website at KMIL.com
Grand Champion Steer Ethan Biar Thorndale FFA
Grand Champion Swine Jayton Benavidez Cameron 4-H
Grand Champion Lamb Garrett Reed Gause 4-H
Grand Champion Turkey Presley Berry Cameron Jr FFA
Grand Champion Goat Jacob Jackson Thorndale 4-H
Grand Champion Broiler Kloie Cargill Thorndale 4-H
Grand Champion Rabbit Kassidy Hundle Cameron 4-H
Reserve Champion Steer Devin Patin Thorndale 4-H
Reserve Champion Swine Jacob Barron Thorndale 4-H
Reserve Champion Lamb Stiles Patin Thorndale 4-H
Reserve Champion Turkey Presley Berry Cameron Jr FFA
Reserve Champion Goat Samantha Woods Cameron FFA
Reserve Champion Broiler J W Hollis Cameron 4-H
Reserve Champion Rabbit Kassidy Hundle Cameron 4-H
Grand Champion Commercial Heifer Shawn Leifeste Cameron 4-H
Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer Mason Leifeste Cameron 4-H
Grand Champion Senior Ag Mechanic Landyn Love Milano FFA
Reserve Champion Senior Ag Mechanic Kaybee Nelson; Zachary Springer & Katelyn Tarver Rockdale FFA
Grand Champion Junior Ag Mechanic Corbin & Corey Preusse Thorndale 4-H
Reserve Champion Junior Ag Mechanic Wyatt Smith Thorndale 4-H
Grand Champion Senior Cake Samantha Woods Cameron 4-H
Reserve Champion Senior Cake Ashton Betchan Rockdale 4-H
Grand Champion Senior Pie Kaybee Nelson Rockdale FFA
Reserve Champion Senior Pie Annie Hasselbach Rockdale FFA
Grand Champion Senior Cookie Katelyn Tarver Rockdale FFA
Reserve Champion Senior Cookie Jessica Klink Rockdale FFA
Grand Champion Junior Cake Houston Harris Cameron 4-H
Reserve Champion Junior Cake Jaxon Hayles Gause 4-H
Grand Champion Junior Pie Tyler Shillings Thorndale 4-H
Reserve Champion Junior Pie Presley Berry Cameron Jr FFA
Grand Champion Junior Cookie Natalie Garcia Thorndale FFA
Reserve Champion Junior Cookie Hunter Hux Cameron 4-H
NEW GUIDELINES TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE WORKERS
(Atlanta) The CDC is pushing new guidelines for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients. CDC Director Tom Frieden announced three new procedures that he says should increase the margin of safety for those workers. The first is making sure the doctors and nurses receive training and show they`re ready to treat people infected with the deadly disease. The second is ensuring that workers are covered from head to toe when they have contact with the patient, with no exposed skin. Third, Frieden said workers should be monitored as they put on and take off their protective gear to make sure safety protocols are followed. Two nurses became infected with Ebola after treating Thomas Duncan, who was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.
UIL MAKES SEVERAL CHANGES
(AUSTIN) The University Interscholastic League has approved several changes to academics, athletics, music, and policy.
The UIL Legislative Council approved pilot programs for robotics, copy editing, 1A Marching Band, and computer science. The Council also authorized 1A and 2A schools to use 8th graders in 1-Act Play.
In athletics, the Council approved a program that would provide home field advantage to higher seeds in the opening round of the 2015 Class 6A football playoffs. The group also chose to allow 4 teams from each district to advance to the playoffs in all 2A varsity sports.
For music, the Council will create a pilot program for a state mariachi band contest and modified the formula to determine the number of bands advancing from area to state in UIL marching contests.
It is now up to the Commissioner of Education to approve each of the Council`s decisions.
YOE BAND MARCHING CONTEST
(BELTON) The Cameron Yoe High Band invites everyone to come out and support the band as they perform at the UIL Marching Contest this Wednesday at 11:30AM at UMHB Crusader Stadium in Belton.
AP FOOTBALL POLLS
(AUSTIN) There has not been many changes to this week`s Associated Press High School Football Polls.
Just 2 area teams remain in the Class 3A poll this week. Franklin and Rockdale continue to hold the #2 and #3 spots, respectively. Cameron did not get any votes this week. In Class 5A, Temple moved up 1 spot to #2. And in Class 2A, Mart and Bremond remain at #2 and #4, respectively.
(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 6 EMS runs and 1 fire call:
--5PM, Cameron Fire Dept sent to 2-vehicle wreck at US77/FM485 intersection. Minor injuries reported.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS runs and 1 fire call:
--2:28PM, Milano Fire Dept to a grass fire in a ditch on US79 at CR234 and CR360.
There were 3 arrests:
--Rosa Maria Guerrero of Florence for DWLI
--21-year-old Rockdale woman for Possession of a Controlled Substance Under 1 Gram
--31-year-old Rockdale man for Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance Intent to Deliver, Assault Causing Bodily Injury
(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 1 booked in:
--Oscar Rodriguez, 33 of Cameron on a County Commitment
There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.
There are 99 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 5 housed for Coryell County, 14 housed for Lampasas County, and 2 for Cameron PD.