Lt. Kris Stringer said Mendoza was injured in a scuffle in the 700 block of MLK involving Jamal Williams, 18, of Cameron, who was charged with possession of cocaine (1 to 4 grams) in a drug-free zone, possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, evading arrest, resisting arrest and evidence tampering.
Bond was set at $85,000 and Williams remains in jail.
As a result of the same incident, Dantra Santell (Trey) Wilcox, 24, of Cameron, was charged with possession of controlled substance (less than one gram) in a drug-free zone.
Bond was set at $40,000. Wilcox was on parole in connection with a 2006 conviction for manufacture/ delivery of crack cocaine (4 to 200 grams) and the parole department issued a blue warrant (parole violation) in connection with the arrest.
The incidents occurred as Stringer and Mendoza conducted an investigation into narcotics trafficking along MLK Blvd.
Stringer said when the two offi- cers approached the Charger the back door opened and a suspect ran from the scene, pursued by Ofc. Mendoza.
An aggravated assault suspect, whom authorities believe was attempting to f lee to Mexico, was arrested last week hiding in a bathroom at a Caldwell residence.
Roberto Rojas Saucedo, 26, of Caldwell, was wanted in connection with a May 27 fight in the Cameron Dairy Queen parking lot in which Rodolfo Gamboa, 23, sustained a fractured skull and brain bleeding. He underwent brain surgery at Scott & White Hospital, Temple.
Police said Gamboa had been struck with a baseball bat.
Saucedo is in custody on $100,000 bond.
Sheriff David Greene said other calls for the Milam County Sheriff's department during the past week included:
June 2—Horse cruelty, FM 2095; harassment, Cameron area; suspicious person, Milano; civil mater, north FM 908; burglary of habitation, south FM 487.
Thursday—Theft, Rockdale area; lost dog, Cemetery Road; welfare check, CR 402.
Friday—Stolen property, Church Street; criminal mischief, FM 1786; littering, CR 120; criminal mischief, CR 412; family disturbance, CR 358; civil matters, Cameron area; arrest made, East FM 485; reckless driver, FM 485; animal nuisance, Cypress Trail near Rockdale.
Saturday—Fight in progress, Buckholts; theft, CR 326; suspicious vehicle, US 77; suspicious person, US 190; deputy requested, Northwood Circle; found property, Main Street, town not specified; suspicious person, CR 106; suspicious activity, US 79; theft, CR 418A; fight, Cordova at Wilcox, Rockdale; civil matter, CR 422A; four wheelers, Praesel Addition; neighbor disturbance, FM 1444; suspicious person/ vehicle, US 79; suspicious person, CR 342.
Sunday—Disturbance, US 190; stolen vehicle, CR 269; stolen property, North Fourth, town not specified; motorist assist, US 190; prowler, CR 442.
Monday—Suspicious person/ vehicle, CR 311; four-wheelers, Fourth Street, town not specified; welfare check, CR 404; disturbance, CR 322; criminal mischief, CR 146; animal attack, CR 354; assault, Praesel Addition; vandalism, CR 406.
The sheriff's department also answered 19 animal related calls including cows, horses, dogs and a donkey.
Tips on any crime listed above may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, toll-free, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).
A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid, police said.
All CrimeStoppers tips are anonymous. No one will ask your name and correspondence will be by a number.