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Choking incident ends with felony arrest on Saturday

A 31-year-old Rockdale man was charged with felony assault in connection with a domestic incident on Saturday.

Jeremy Graham Mason was charged with assault of a family/ house member, impeding breath/circulation.

He was also charged with interference with an emergency call. Mason remains in the county jail in lieu of $23,000 bond.

“ What made this charge a felony was the choking factor,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said.

Newlin said the victim was not seriously injured.

BU RGL A RY—A Rockdale mother and daughter were arrested Monday by Rockdale police in connection with out- of- county warrants.

Rebecca Lynne Johnson, 48, was charged with theft of property and Diana Kay Johnson, 24, with two counts of burglary of a habitation. Both were released after posting bond.

INVESTIGATIONS—Police said Christmas decorations were taken from a storage building during a burglary reported during the week.

A criminal mischief incident involved a car window shattered on Burleson Street, police said.

Other investigations begun during the week included terroristic threat, assault and disorderly conduct.

ACCIDENTS—No injuries were reported in three traffic accidents investigated by police during the past week.

Minor to moderate damages were reported in a three-vehicle collision in the 500 block of West Cameron Avenue (US 79) during heavy holiday traffic at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 23.

Drivers were listed as Shirley Davenport and Lorraine Drake, both of Rockdale, and Michael Walker of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma.

Vehicles operated by Ruben Rubio and Cecilia Zamarron were in collision at 6:44 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Burleson.

Damage estimates were not available from police.

Major damages were reported when a pickup ran into headstone markers at Rockdale Memorial Co. Saturday night.

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WARRANTS—Police issued 10 warrants during the past week, including one each for the Bastrop and Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Departments.

CITATIONS—Police said citations issued during the past week included 55 for speeding, 114 for operating a vehicle with expired license plate, 13 for failure to stop for school bus, 11 for no valid MVI sticker, seven for no driver’s license, five for driving while license invalid, three for running a stop sign and one each for using a cell device in a school zone, changing lanes when unsafe, failure to stop for school bus, passing to the right and unrestrained child.

One citation was filed for violation of loud music ordinance.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 63 calls for service , along with 129 calls through the 911 system.


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