Harris County authorities nab local child sex assault fugitive

A 22-year-old Rockdale man that police believe fled to New York last year after he was sought in a child sexual assault case was arrested Monday in Houston.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Miguel Guzman-Mata was picked up by Harris County authorities on a Rockdale warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Newlin said the victim was a 13-year- old female when the crime was alleged.

“This happened about a year ago,” Newlin said. “We had information that Mr. Guzman-Mata had gone to New York.”

Ofc. Brandon Reiser went to Houston on Monday and returned the suspect to Milam County to face charges.

ARRESTS—Police arrested 28-year-old Bradley Hilbers of Rockdale Friday afternoon after a Milam Avenue h0me owner interrupted a burglary in progress.

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Lorie Shaylene Miller, 35, of Rockdale, was arrested Feb. 15 on a Milam County warrant for probation violation (original charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram).

She was released after posting bond totaling $15,000.

OFFENSES—Police said a saw was taken in a residence burglary during the week.

A juvenile was arrested for possession of drug parpahernalia at a school athletic field.

Newlin said a female runaway was reported to police but returned home later.

Offenses investigated included burglary of a building and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

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

Vehicles operated by Imelda Ramirez of Thrall and Jose Oliveres of San Antonio were in collision at 11:53 a.m. Feb. 16 in the Rockdale Elementary School parking lot.

Police said both sustained minor damages.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:24 p.m. Monday in the Walmart parking lot. Drivers were listed as Lisa Smith and Robbie Andrews, both of Rockdale.

Damage estimates were unavailable from police.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued during the past week included 37 for speeding, eight for operating a vehicle with expired plates, six for failure to maintain financial responsibility, five for no MVI sticker and driving while license invalid, two for no driver’s license and one each for expired driver’s license and running a stop sign.

One citation was issued for violation of city ordinance.

CALLS—During the past week police responded to 129 calls for service and 77 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. No one will ask your name.

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