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Drug sting suspect charged in shooting

23 now in custody from crackdown


J. England J. England Two more persons, one from Rockdale, were arrested over the past seven days in connection with last week’s Milam County drug sting operation and a Cameron suspect has been re-arrested and charged with a double shooting.

Jasper England, 40, surrendered Sunday at the Cameron police department in connection with the shooting of his estranged wife and a Cameron man.

Permelia Rayshon Smith England, 26, sustained a head wound and Larry Jackson, 31, was wounded in the shoulder and torso, according to Cameron police.

Both were treated at Scott & White Hospital and released.

England had been arrested last Monday during the drug sting that originally netted 21 suspected narcotics dealers in Rockdale and Cameron. He was released after posting $60,000 bond.

SHOOTING—Cameron Police Lt. Kris Stringer said about 8 p.m. Thursday a man wielding a .38-caliber revolver knocked on the door of Permelia England’s apartment.

Police said the man confronted the two victims with Permelia England shot inside the apartment and Jackson outside.

Stringer said witnesses identified the shooter and police, the Milam County Sheriff’s Department, Constables Herbie Vaughan and John Anderle, Texas Ranger Matt Lindemann, police departments in Calvert and Bryan, the Department of Public Safety and U. S. Marshals began a search for the suspect.

The search led to homes and hotels in Robertson and Brazos counties before England surrendered in Cameron.

England was charged w ith aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond.

He was also charged with bond surrender on the three original counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (less than one gram).

MORE ARRESTS—Sedderick Ezell Alcorn, 26, of Rockdale, turned himself in Oct. 19, after a warrant for his arrest was issued in connection w ith the drug sting.

He was charged with two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and was released after posting $40,000 bond.

On Sunday, 40-year-old Viencient Lewis Cooks of Round Rock was arrested by State Trooper Erik Gaston.

Cooks was released on a charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance after posting $15,000 bond.

Alcorn and Cooks became the 22nd and 23rd suspects arrested in connection with the drug sting. Six suspects remain at large.

The sting targeted two locations in Cameron and one in Rockdale.

In Rockdale, officers converged on a Charles Street home which is located just over 500 feet from Rockdale High School.


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