Arrest follows injury to child

A 23-year-old Rockdale man has been arrested following an investigation into a report that a 14-month-old girl had been injured.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Curtis Wade Russel turned himself in Thursday to face a charge of reckless bodily injury to a child.

Newlin said the girl was not seriously injured and did not require hospital treatment.


Police were called to Rockdale High School after a portion of a suspicious pill was found on a student.

"We are awaiting lab analysis of the pill before proceeding further with the case," Newlin said.

Police investigated an assault case involving juveniles and are also investigating a theft at Super Wal-Mart.

Newlin said tires were damaged in a criminal mischief incident.

Three reports of public intoxication were handle by police during the past week, along with one incident of hindering a secured creditor.


Police said a pickup operated by Waylon Seelke of Milano was in collision with a power pole at 11:54 p.m. Saturday at the North Wilcox-Cordova intersection.

Moderate damage was reported and police said a passenger was transported to Richards Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle.

No injuries were reported in an 11:21 a.m. accident Thursday in the west parking lot of Rockdale High School.

Drivers were listed as Kaeley Beard and Allyson Muston, both of Rockdale.

Damages were not available from police.

Citations Police said citations issued during the past week included seven for speeding, four for operating an unregistered vehicle, three for failure to maintain financial responsibility, two for no driver's license and one each for failure to yield right of way, failure to report change of address or name, operating an unregistered vehicle and running a stop sign.

Four curfew violation citations were filed during the week.

Police also served several warrants.

Service calls

Police responded to 97 calls for service plus 129 calls on the 911 system.

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