Firearm theft charge filed after police investigation

An investigation into a report of items missing from a Bowser Street residence resulted in a firearms theft charge being filed Sunday against a Rockdale man.

Matthew Wade Strain, 39, was charged following the investigation, according to Police Chief Thomas Harris.

“The subject was living in the house while doing some repair work,” Harris said. “In addition to guns, some tools were also missing.”

Strain remains in the Milam County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

ASSAULT—Theodore Robert Larison, 32, of Rockdale was charged with assault causing bodily injury/impeding breath or circulation, in connection with a domestic incident Saturday.

He remains in the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Harris said the female victim was not seriously injured.

INVESTIGATION—Harris said a report that a female subject offered to perform a sexual act in return for “cigarette money” is being investigated by police.

He said the incident is being investigated as a case of “prostitution.”

OFFENSES—Offense reports investigated during the week included thefts of a barbecue pit, dog carrier and air conditioning unit.

Harris said a tail light was broken on a Jeep parked on Houston Street in an incident being investigated as criminal mischief.

Police also investigated one case of criminal mischief and one of public intoxication.

ACCIDENT—Police investigated a one-vehicle accident Thursday, on FM 908 north near Cordova Drive.

Driver was listed as John Earl Stewart of Rockdale. No other information was available.

WARRANTS—Police served 11 local warrants during the past week including one each for animal at large, animal cruelty, criminal mischief and minor driving under the influence (DUI).

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 23 for speeding, 12 for expired MVI sticker, five for failure to maintain financial responsibility, three for expired registration and one each violation of child safety restraint, running a stop sign, fictitious or counterfeit inspection certificate and failure to report change of name or address.

Two citations for curfew violation were reported along with one each for possession of drug paraphernalia and animal at large.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 162 calls for service during the past week along with 68 calls through the 911 system.

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