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Five-year-old victim in sexual assault case

Police made three arrests on sex assault or sexual contact cases during the past week, one involving a five-year-old victim.

Michael Oneal Crenshaw, 23, of Fairfield was arrested Sunday by Ofc. Danice Steinbecker and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the victim in the case was a five-year-old girl.

Crenshaw was released Monday after posting $35,000 bond.

Newlin said Robert Hollas of Child Protective Services assisted in the case.

More arrests

Adolfo Gonzales 26, of Rockdale, was arrested for sexual assault of a child Saturday after an investigation by Steinbecker and Hollas into a Friday incident.

Newlin said the victim was a 15-year-old female.

Gonzales remains in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

Edward Jay Herrera, 39, of Rockdale, was charged with indecency with a child/sexual contact after an investigation by Newlin and Marsha Demsky of CPS.

Newlin said the female victim is now 15.

Herrera remains in the county jail in lieu of $40,000 bond.

Elderly injury Richard Muñoz, 57, of Rockdale was charged with injury to an elderly person after an incident police said involved an 89-yearold family member.

He remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Gracie Marie Macias, 33, of Austin, was arrested on a Lee County warrant for hindering a secured creditor and was released after posting $5,000 bond.

Spray painting

Police are investigating a vandalism incident in which graffiti was spray painted on a wall at the RHS baseball field press box.

That press box is due to be torn down later this year in a major renovation of baseball facilities.

Accidents

No injuries were reported in three traffic accidents investigated by police during the week.

A car owned by Scarlett Freed of Rockdale received minor damage at 11:03 a.m. in the 700 block of Dyer when it was struck by a vehicle which left the scene.

Vehicles operated by Denitra Lewis and Kenneth Svrcek, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 8:03 a.m. Thursday in front of Rockdale Junior-High School.

Police termed damages minor to the Lewis car and moderate to the Svrcek pickup.

Minor damages were reported in a 4:15 p.m. Friday collision on US 79 in front of Eagle Automotive. Drivers were listed as Jessica Whitmore and Billy Galbreath, both of Rockdale.

Citations

Police said citations issued during the past week included 20 for speeding, five each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and running signs, two each for driving while license invalid, no driver's license and expired license plates and one each for defective tail lamp, expired driver's license, failure to yield right of way, no seat belt and parking in a prohibited area.

Citations were also filed for animal at large and possession/ consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Service calls

Police responded to 138 calls for service plus 121 calls on the 911 system.

CrimeStoppers

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 tips are anonymous.


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