Arrests continue from August drug sting

For the second time in three week s Rockdale police have arrested a person wanted in connection with a drug sting nearly three months ago.

Eddie Dewayne Fillmore, 30, of Rockdale, was arrested Nov. 30 by Ofc. Steve Cooper on a Milam County warrant for manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance (less than one gram).

He was released after posting $15,000 bond.

“When t he war rants were issued on Aug. 31, not everyone was located that day or in the days and weeks following,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

“We, of course, still have the warrants and as we locate people who are named in them we are making arrests,” he said.

TRESPASS— A 29-year-old Rockdale man was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and marijuana possession after an incident at a local home.

Gary Hobbs remains in custody in the county jail.

Newlin said a Rockdale resident returned home to find an unauthorized person had entered the house and was watching television.

“Marijuana was found during the booking process,” Newlin said.

Police issued eight warrants during the past week, five for traffic offenses and one each for false report to a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and running a stop sign.

WR ECK S— Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 3:24 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of Pizza Hut.

Drivers were listed as Sherry Cranford and Obbie Mack, both of Rockdale. Both vehicles sustained minor damages, according to police.

A car-pickup accident was reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on West Cameron Avenue (US 79).

Drivers were listed as Marie Kubiak and Lavera Wilkes, both of Rockdale. Damage estimates were not available from police.

OFFENSES— Offense investigations begun during the past week included criminal mischief, theft, theft of firearm and 10 incidents of traffic violations.

CITATIONS— Traffic citations issued during the past week included 21 for speeding, seven for expired MVI sticker, five for no proof of liability insurance, three for expired registration, two each for failure to report change of address or name and reckless driving and one each for failure to display driver’s license and defective tail lamp.

SERV ICE CA LLS— Police reported 118 calls for service during the last week and 84 through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS— Tips on any crime may be phoned in to Milam County CrimeStoppers, tollfree, at 1-888-697-TIPS (8477).

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