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Fake 100-dollar bills lead to arrest of woman M0nday

A 29-year-old Somerville woman was arrested Monday by Ofc. Stephen Goodrich and charged with passing four counterfeit $100 bills at Rockdale businesses.

Tiffny Ann Davis was charged with forgery of a government instrument and was released after posting $7,500 bond.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the Davis case is linked to the arrest of 21-year-old Aubrey Carpenter of Brenham in a Giddings motel room last week.

Carpenter was charged with forgery of government money and two fake $100s were found in his possession. He also faces drug and stolen vehicle charges.

“We believe he was her supplier,” Newlin said.

Newlin said there were actually three more reports of the fake 100s being passed in Rockdale but no one from those businesses initially called police.

“When these incidents happen if someone from the business will let us know right away we can get right on it and hopefully prevent other incidents from happening,” he said.

Credit/Debit abuse

Two Rockdale women were arrested last week and charged with credit card/debit card abuse in connection with incidents at Walmart and Brookshire Bros.

Bond on Rhonda Denise Macklin, 36, was set at $3,000 while bond on 34-year-old Samatra Beckwith was set at $5,000.

Other felony arrests:

• Pablo Delagarza, 27, Rockdale, parole violation/dangerous drugs and failure to identify as a fugitive with intent of giving false information, bond denied.

• Vernon Rodriguez, 35, Bryan, Brazos County warrant for possession of a controlled substance (3 to 28 grams), local charges for theft ($50 to $500), failure to identify as a fugitive with intent of giving false information, bond set at $10,000.

Offenses

Newlin said blood pressure medicine was reported taken in a burglary of a Rockdale residence.

Other investigations begun included a forged check and two thefts.

Wrecks

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

A parked car owned by Terry Blanchard of Rockdale sustained moderate damage when it was hit by a vehicle operated by Patricia Macklin-Preece of Rockdale at the US 79-Burleson intersection.

Damage to the Macklin-Preece vehicle was termed minor.

Police said vehicles operated by Vernon Gage of Milano and Randy Wilson of Rockdale were in collision at 8:55 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of Pecos.

Damages to both were termed minor.

Citations

Citations issued during the past week included nine for speeding, two each for driving while license invalid, no valid MVI sticker, expired license plates, possession of alcohol by a minor and running a stop sign, and one for violation of child safety requirements.


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