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Indictments include ex-blue chipper


David David A former blue-chip RHS gridder, who had once been headed for a college football career, was indicted for sexual assault Thursday by a Milam County grand jury.

Derek Tremayne David, 18, was one of 18 persons indicted, according to Prosecutor Kerry Spears.

David, an all- state selec t ion as a junior 2010-2011, turned himself in to police on March 16 to face charges involving a March 11 incident with a 16-year-old girl.

Lt. J. D. Newlin of the Rockdale Police Department said the investigation began when the girl came to the RHS softball complex and reported a sexual assault.

Newlin said the girl told police she had been approached by a male student and asked to accompany him to his aunt’s house to play video games.

Newlin said the incident happened at that home and termed it “forcible.”

David was placed in an alternative education program at RHS. On May 16, a coach entered a restroom and observed a male student standing on a toilet, reaching up into ceiling tiles.

Marijuana was discovered in the ceiling. David was arrested in connection with that incident and charged with possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone.

David, a second-team all-state linebacker after the 2010 season, had been recruited by a number of Division I schools.

He initially committed to Texas Tech but later “decommited” prior to the sexual assault incident.

INDICTMENTS—Spears listed other indictments as follows:

• Curtis John Foster, 21, Rockdale, sexual assault.

• Harold Raymond Hauser, 82, Rockdale, indecency with a child by contact.

• Vernon Lester Higgins, 64, Bryan, indecency with a child by contact.

• Theodore Robert Larison, 32, Rockdale, assault family violence-impeding breath/circulation.

• Cherie Denise Kruse, 24, Taylor, possession of a controlled substance ( less than one gram).

• William Nauer Jr., 25, Cameron, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram).

• Elizabeth Ann Simmons, 54, Bedias, driving while intoxicated (third or more offense).

• Donnell Knight, 30, Cameron, prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

• John Light Denton, 26, Canyon, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram, analogue), Nocturnal Fest case.

• James Patrick Cerutti, 22, Carrollton, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram, analogue), Nocturnal Fest case.

• Darya Andreevna Litvishko, 22, Dallas, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram, analogue), Nocturnal Fest case.

• Dalton Morgan, 30, Tyler, possession of a controlled substance

(less than one gram), possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), analogue, Nocturnal Fest case.

• Jarrod Langston Barrett, 35, Tyler, tampering with physical evidence, Nocturnal Fest case.

• Lucas Ray Cross, 31, Tyler, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), Nocturnal Fest case.

• Jeremy Wade Harrison, 23, Lufkin, possession of a controlled substance (1-4 grams), analogue, Nocturnal Fest case.

• Nicholas Chase Gomez, 20, San Antonio, possession of a controlled substance (1-4 grams), analogue, Nocturnal Fest case.

• Nicole Denman Anderson, 18, Austin, possession of a controlled substance (1-4 grams), analogue, two counts, Nocturnal Fest case.

NO-BILL—One no-bill (refused to indict). Ricky Lopez, 41, Cameron, was not indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by threat.


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