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Theft incident results in parole violation

A 57-year-old Rockdale man is being held without bond on a parole violation after he was arrested on a theft charge last week.

O t is Odel l Ha rdaway wa s charged with theft of property ($500 to $1,500) in connection with the theft of antique furniture from the house in which he had been living, according to Police Chief Thomas Harris.

“ The landlord reported the matter,” Harris said.

Hardaway was booked and a parole violation warrant, in connection with an original sentence for burglary of a habitation, went into effect.

Bond was set at $2,500 on the theft charge and bond was denied on the parole violation.

ARREST—William T. Dunson, 39, of Copperas Cove was arrested Monday and charged with drugs and weapons offenses.

Harris said during a routine traffic stop Ofc. Brandon Tess received permission to search a vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana and two pistols.


‘GOOD-BYE’ TO A FIREMAN—Two Rockdale VFD vehicles, the command car and a pumper, led the funeral procession of John Sonntag Friday from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home to I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Sonntag, 85, was a former member of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and also served as City Fire Marshal. See obituary, page 4C, and column, page 4A. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan ‘GOOD-BYE’ TO A FIREMAN—Two Rockdale VFD vehicles, the command car and a pumper, led the funeral procession of John Sonntag Friday from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home to I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Sonntag, 85, was a former member of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and also served as City Fire Marshal. See obituary, page 4C, and column, page 4A. Reporter/Cliff Dungan Dunson was charged with possession of marijuana (less than two ounces) and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Bond was set at $3,000 on the weapons charge and $2,000 on the drug charge.

OFFENSES—Police responded to a party Saturday night after a call that a man was walking around with a knife in his waistband.

That led to several charges bring filed, including public intoxication, according to police who said no injuries were reported.

Harr is said entr y was not gained when someone tried to break through doors at VFW Post 6525.

Other incidents reported during the week included vehicle burglary, public intoxication, theft and several traffic offenses.

WRECK—No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 7:10 p.m. Friday at the West Cameron (US 79)- Bowser intersection.

Drivers were listed as Becky Gifford and John Roberts, both of Rockdale.

Damages were termed minor.

CITATIONS—Citations issued during the past week included 30 for speeding, 26 for expired MVI sticker, 21 for operating a vehicle with expired license plate, 17 for failure to maintain financial responsibility and one each for driving without headlamps when required, driving on the wrong side, expired driver’s license, failure to report change of address or name, no driver’s license, no seat belt use, passing in a no passing zone and running a stop sign.

WARRANTS—Police served eight local warrants during the week, two each for unlawfully carrying a weapon, no seat belt, failure to maintain financial responsibilit y and failure to appear and one each for expired registration, improper turn, driving while license invalid, expired driver’s license and assault causing bodily injury.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 128 total calls for service during the week, and 90 through the 911 system.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, 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 arrest and conviction of persons responsible for crimes.

All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous.

E-MAIL—Comments, tips or suggestions may be e-mailed to police at rockdalepd@rockdaleci tyhall.com.


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