Traffic stop nets cocaine charge

A 25-year-old Rockdale man is facing a cocaine possession charge after a Thursday traffic stop.

Jamal Durell Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana under two ounces, following the 2:51 p.m. traffic stop by Ofc. Tommy Shriver.

Williams remains in the county jail in lieu of bond totaling $43,000.

Police Chief Thomas Harris said lab work from a case earlier this year resulted in the Aug 10 arrest of Kenneth Lee Barker, 45, of Rockdale, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram).

Barker remains in custody in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Timothy Wayne Hayes, 44, of Lubbock was arrested Aug. 10 on a Lubbock County warrant for theft of copper wire ($1,500 to $20,000).

He was also charged with no driver’s license. Hayes remains in custody in lieu of $5,000 bond.

INVESTIGATIONS—Harris said three thefts were reported to police during the week, two involving bicycles, two shoplifters and one involving a weed eater.

Two burglaries were investigated over the past week.

Power tools were taken from a garage and the offices of an RV park was broken into.

Police also investigated one assault, a report of credit card/ debit card abuse, a runaway and one case of criminal mischief.

ACCIDENT—Vehicles operated by Anissa Wilburn of Rockdale and Cindy Cabrera of Pasadena were in collision at 3:06 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. Damages estimates were not available from police.

Damage estimates were also not available for a two-vehicle accident at 9:23 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Murphy Oil Company (Walmart gas station).

Drivers were listed as Allen Bayer and Jonathan Seelke, both of Rockdale.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 28 for speeding, 14 for expired MVI sticker, nine for expired registration, four for no liability insurance and three for no seat belt use.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 164 calls for service during the past week along with 94 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 and all calls are anonymous.

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