Deputies, constables help out in chase, Cameron drug bust

Two Milam County Sheriff’s Department deputies and two constables assisted Cameron police in making a drug arrest Monday.

Billy Way ne Johnson, 24, of Cameron was charged with possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) in a drug-free zone and is being held without bond.

Deputy Chris White said Cameron police were advised of possible drug activity in the area of Seventh and MLK just before 3 p.m.

“Traffic Deputy Justin Mitchan located a vehicle matching the description of the one reported to have been used in the drug activity,” White said.

“A traffic stop for defective equipment was initiated at 8th and MLK and a passenger in the vehicle fled on foot,” he said.

Deput y Mitchan and Constables John Anderle and Herbie Vaughan pursued and the suspect was apprehended three blocks away with the help of Cameron Police Detective Kris Stringer, Ofc. John Mendoza and Deputy Eddie Veracruz.

Johnson Johnson White said the vehicle driver was issued a citation and released.

Sexual assault

Deputy Sheriff Jay Beathard is investigating a report of sexual assault of a child in the Minerva area.

The report was made Thursday.


Sheriff David Greene said other calls for his department during the past seven days included:

Dec. 1—Stolen trailer, FM 2027; debris in roadway, US 79; civil matter, Briar Lane; theft of property, CR 350; injury report, CR 273; abandoned vehicle, FM 485.

Dec. 2—911 hangup; civil matter, north FM 487.

Thursday—Assist Rockdale Police Department; burglar, Oak Lawn; suspicious activity, CR 335; copper theft, FM 1786; animal neglect, Praesel Addition; stolen vehicle, FM 908; reckless driver, US 79; suspicious vehicle, Milano; missing animal, Texas 36; phone harassment, Main Street, town not listed.

Friday—911 transfer, Gause; reckless driver, US 190; civil matter, Oak Lawn; illegal trash dumping, Texas 36; possible DUI, US 79; suspicious vehicle, Texas CR 112; criminal mischief, FM 2095; animal cruelty, CR 446; criminal mischief, US 77.

Saturday—Criminal mischief, Ben Arnold; shots heard, CR 232; stolen property, US 77; horse on roadway, FM 487; civil matter, First Street, town not listed; criminal mischief, Rockdale; suspicious persons, US 77 north; assist Cameron Police Department.

Sunday—Loud music, CR 308; gas leak, FM 979; medical alarm, Eighth Street, Cameron; stranded motorist, US 79; criminal mischief, Gause; family disturbance, Rockdale; stolen property, FM 485; suspicious vehicle, CR 206; civil matter, FM 487; assist Cameron Police Department.

Monday—Alarm detected, FM 437; suspicious vehicles, FM 437 and Willow Street, Cameron; target shooting, CR 232; controlled burn, FM 485; reckless driver, FM 487; 911 hangup, US 79; civil standby, FM 2095; burglar alarm, Tenth Street, Cameron; 911 hangup, FM 1786.

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