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‘Death threat’ ends with felony arrest of Rockdale man

The arrest of a 27-year-old Rockdale man on Friday ended an incident in which police said a burglar threatened to kill the inhabitants of a home.

Sederrick Ezell Alcorn was arrested at 2:20 p.m. by Ofc. David Wright, according to Lt. J. D. Newlin.

Newlin said residents of the Vernon Street address reported a man with a pistol had broken into the home and threatened to kill them.

Alcorn was arrested after police obtained a warrant alleging “burglary of a habitation, entering with intent to commit a felony.”

“That’s the death threat,” Newlin said.

Bond was denied.

CAPTURED—An 18-year-old Rockdale man sought by police last week in connection with incidents involving an ex-girlfriend and her mother, was arrested May 23.

Newlin said Ofc. Tommy Shriver spotted Jose Ruelas Jr. walking alongside FM 487.

Ruelas was charged with burglary of a habitation with commission of an assault and was jailed in lieu of $50,000.

Police said Ruelas was sought in connection with incidents in which the ex-girlfriend’s mother was assaulted and phones in her home were damaged.

ARRESTS—Dylon Caffey was charged with possession of a controlled substance during an investigation in which three persons were reported to have fled Brookshire Bros. in a suspected shoplifting incident.

He remains in custody after bond was set at $8,000.

Benny Earl Green, 35, of Rockdale, was arrested on a parole violation warrant on Monday.

Original charge was possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Bond was denied.

Thomas Lopez, 18, of Rockdale, was arrested Monday on a charge of sex offender’s duty to register. At presstime he had not been magistrated.

OFFENSES—Police investigated a burglary of a Seventh Street residence in which rings were taken.

Break-ins on Milam and Vernon Streets were also reported during the week.

Other incidents reported during the week included criminal mischief, public intoxication and purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued during the past week included 30 for speeding, nine for no valid MVI sticker, six for no driver’s license, four for failure to maintain financial responsibility, three each for running a stop sign and operating a vehicle with expired license plates, two for driving with license invalid and one each for using a cellular device in a school zone, driving on the wrong side of the road and expired driver’s license.

Three citations were issued for violation of the city’s curfew ordinance.

ACCIDENTS—Police said no injuries were reported in two traffic accidents investigated during the past week.

Vehicles operated by Samuel Zahar of Austin and Donna Springer of Rockdale were in collision at 12:16 p.m. Friday in front of McDonald’s.

Damage estimates were not available from police.

Police said vehicles operated by Sheryl Roemer of Taylor and Roger Booker of Rockdale were in collision at 10:03 p.m. Monday at the Kountry Inn Motel.

Damages were termed minor to both vehicles.

SERV ICE CA LLS—Police responded to 143 total calls for service during the week and 79 calls through the 911 system.


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