Fugitive arrested after tip from former policeman

A tip from a former Rockdale policeman, now a Milam County Deputy Sheriff, led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a fugitive being sought by both departments for most of a year.

Timothy Earl Jones, 30, formerly of Rockdale, is wanted on at least seven warrants by several Texas agencies, some charges dating back years.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Deputy Sheriff Mike Hoyt, a former Rockdale police officer, notified the department of Jones’ location Tuesday morning.

Most recent charges against Jones were in November. Newlin said Jones’ uncle was physically assaulted and Jones’ girlfriend’s car had a window broken out.

Jones was wanted on the following warrants:

Milam County Sheriff’s Department— Burglary of a habitation, probation violation, intoxication assault.

Rockdale Police Department— Failure to ID as a fugitive from justice, assault causing bodily injury, criminal mischief ($50 to $500).

Jones Jones Caldwell County (Lockhart) Sheriff’s Department—Theft by check ($1,500 to $20,000).

ARRESTS— Lamar Keith Johnson 22, of Cameron was arrested Jan. 11 on a parole violation warrant.

Bond was denied. Johnson remains in the Milam County Jail.

Alley Joseph Leblanc, 63, of Rockdale, was arrested Monday on a probation revocation warrant. Bond was denied and he also remains in the county jail.

Steven Thompson, 49, of Rockdale, was charged with theft of property ($50 to $500). He was released after posting $2,000 bond.

THEFT—Newlin said police are investigating the theft of an X-Box game system from a local residence.

ACCIDENTS—No traffic accidents were reported inside the Rockdale city limits during the seven-day reporting period.

CI TAT IONS— Polic e sa id citations issued during the past week included 32 for speeding, 16 for expired MVI sticker, 12 for expired registration, eight for no liability insurance, three for running a stop sign and one each for violation of child safety restraint law, no seat belt, failure to report change of name or address and failure to display driver’s license.

One citation for animal at large was also issued.

Police also investigated six incidents of driving while license invalid and two of driving without a license.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 113 calls for service during the past week along with 103 calls 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.

Anyone with tips, comments of suggestions may e-mail the Rockdale Police Department at

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