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Police seek help on fugitive


Ruelas Ruelas Rockdale police are seeking the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old Rockdale man in connection with a boyfriend-girlfriend incident which escalated dur ing the week.

Police are seeking Jose Ruelas Jr.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Ruelas was originally jailed in connection with a domestic incident in which a cell phone was damaged.

“The subject was not supposed to return to that home but during the week we received a report that the girlfriend’s mother was assaulted and phones in the house were damaged,” Newlin said.

“We believe he is still in the Rockdale and we’d like the public’s help in locating Mr. Ruelas,” Newlin said.

A nyone w ith knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call police at 446-3436 or Milam County CrimeStoppers at 1-888- 697-TIPS (8477).

THEFT—Newlin said Natalie Nicole Peacock 24, a former employee of Sunny Food Mart, has been charged with theft in connection with the disappearance of $5,000 from the convenience store.

“During a search of her home, part of the money and a controlled substance, for which there was not a prescription was found,” Newlin said.

Peacock was charged with theft by check ($1,500 to $20,000), and possession of a controlled substance (less than 28 grams) and was released after posting $11,000 bond.

ARRESTS—A traffic stop by Ofcs. Dale Bekker and David Wright resulted in the arrest of two area residents in connection with copper thefts during the past year.

James Darwin Johnson, 56, of Gause and Delores Moreno Johnson, 42, were charged with theft of copper, and criminal mischief (1,500 to $20,000).

James Johnson was also charged with two counts of no driver’s license, two failures to appear and theft (under $50). He remains in the county jail on bond totaling $20,000.

Delores Johnson as also charged with two counts of no liability insurance, expired MVI sticker and expired registration. Bond was set at $12,000.

Stephanie Ann East, 29, of Bryan was charged with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), possession of a controlled substance (less than 28 grams) and unlawfully carrying a weapon. She was released after posting $9,000 bond.

ACCIDENTS—A hit-and-run crash was reported at 5:09 p.m. May 15 in the Walmart parking lot. Kyle Zycha reported his parked vehicle had been struck by an unknown vehicle.

A pickup operated by Samuel Silva of Rockdale sustained heavy damage when it struck a cow at 11:56 p.m. Thursday at the Cordova Drive-FM 908 intersection, police said.

Vehicles operated by Sofia Rojas and David Phillips, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 7:49 a.m. Monday at the back entrance to Sherwood Forest Mobile Home Park on East Belton, according to police. Damages were termed minor.

Damage estimates were not available for a two-vehicle accident in the Budget Inn parking lot at 6:13 p.m. Monday. Drivers were listed as Juan TreviƱo of Pasadena and Uriel Salvidrez of Fort Worth.


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