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Cocaine, pot, assault arrests at RHS

Tiger all-stater, already facing sex assault charge, accused of drug possession
By MIKE BROWN
Reporter Editor


COCAINE— Newlin said Shriver received a report Friday that three students might be using illegal drugs at an COCAINE— Newlin said Shriver received a report Friday that three students might be using illegal drugs at an Three teens were charged with felonies in separate incidents at Rockdale High School during the past week, one of which involved a 17-year-old former star football player who is already charged with sexual assault.

Dereck Tremayne David was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone after a teacher discovered a student accessing marijuana hidden in an RHS restroom ceiling, according to Lt. J. D. Newlin.

On Friday a 16-year-old juvenile female was charged with cocaine possession after she was arrested at RHS following an investigation by School Resource Officer, and Rockdale policeman, Tommy Shriver.

And on May 10, Mark David Ramos, a 17-year-old non-student, was charged with assault on a peace officer after an incident at the school involving Shriver and Ofc. Steven Cooper.

RESTROOM—David was placed in the school’s alternative education program following his March 16 arrest for sexual assault, an incident involving a 16-yearold girl.

He had been released on that charge after posting $20,000 bond.

“A coach entered a restroom Monday and observed a male student standing on a toilet, reaching up into the ceiling tiles,” Newlin said.

Shriver was notified, an investigation followed, and marijuana was discovered in the ceiling, according to Newlin.

Dav id was booked into the Milam County Jail and was released after posting $3,500 bond.

David, a junior blue-chip football prospect and all-state linebacker, had initially committed to play football at Texas Tech but had “decommitted” prior to the March sexual assault charge. RHS location.

“He investigated and found one student in possession of a straw which contained a powdered substance,” Newlin said.

“The substance tested positive for cocaine,” he said.

The 16-year-old female student was charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) in a drug-free zone and was taken to the Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center.

A SSAU LT—Newlin said a non-student was reported roaming the halls at RHS the afternoon of May 10 and Shriver went to investigate.

A scuffle occurred involving the subject, Shriver and Ofc. Steven Cooper, who was called for backup.

Ramos was charged with assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, search or transport and criminal trespass.

He remains in the county jail in lieu of $26,000 bond.


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