Charge filed after Lone Star Card used prematurely

Rockdale police have filed charges against a 35-year-old Milano woman after a Lone Star Card was used before being handed out to a recipient.

Tamara Lea Blake was charged with credit card/debit card abuse and was released after posting $1,500 bond.

Ofcs. Mike Hoyt and Steven Cooper made the arrest Friday.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Blake was an employee of the local Department of Health and Human Services office.

“The card was used at Walmart before being handed out,” Newlin said. “The person who received the card noticed they had a $208 debit charge on their balance before they used it.”


Two arrests on warrants were made during the past week.

Tracy Lea Harrington, 26, of Rockdale, was charged with motion to revoke/forgery of a financial instrument and was booked into the county jail.

Beth Ann Dudley, 29, of Rockdale, was charged with probation violaton/motion to revoke on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was booked into the county jail.

Prescription drugs

Newlin said two juveniles were arrested, and one more arrest is anticipated, in connection with an incident in which prescription drugs were handed out at Rockdale High School.

“School authorities discovered the incident and notified us,” Newlin said.

Newlin said a counterfeit bill was passed at Walmart during the week.

A motorcycle was taken from Lee’s Landing restaurant, Newlin said.

Police are also investigating an incident in which a window was broken in the elementary gym.


No injuries, and minor damages, were reported in an 11:06 a.m. Monday collision in the Walmart parking lot.

Drivers were listed as Gladys Roberts and Joann Miller, both of Rockdale.


Police said traffic citations issued during the past week included nine for speeding, four for expired MVI sticker, two each for driving while license invalid, running a stop sign and expired license plates, and one each for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no driver’s license and no seat belt use.

Service calls

Officers responded to 128 calls during the past week and 102 calls to the 911 system.


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 for information, police said.

Tips are anonymous.

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