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‘Steaklifting’ call results in arrest

A call to Brookshire Bros. over a customer stealing three rib-eye steaks Thursday, led police to track down a suspect and charge him with taking items from three local businesses.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said 47-yearold Kenneth Joe Freeman of Cameron was arrested af ter police viewed surveillance camera footage at the super market.

Newlin, on patrol, said he recognized the suspect by the hairstyle police had seen on the video, and confronted him at a southeast Rockdale intersection.

“There were items all over the vehicle, in addition to six rib-eye steaks,” Newlin said.

Police said the other items turned out to have been stolen from Walmart and Dollar General. “Total value of all the items taken was about $420,” he said.

SHOELACE—But the incident still wasn’t over.

“The subject managed to get a long shoelace into the jail and apparently attempted to hang himself by tying the lace onto the bars and then leaning backwards,” Newlin said.

Police cut the suspect loose. He was taken to Scott & White Hospital, Temple, kept for about three hours, then returned to Milam County to face a charge of theft over $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.

Freeman was released after posting $7,000 bond.

ARRESTS—Cindi Ann Parker, 22, of Thorndale was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with theft (less than $50, enhanced) with assault on a public servant in connection with an incident in which Ofc. Adam Assaker was struck in the chest, according to Newlin.

She was released after posting $22,000 bond.

Other felony arrests:

• Timothy Allen Marsh, 49, Cameron, parole violation (evading arrest or detention with motor vehicle), in custody.

• Iria Allen Banks, 52, Forest, Mississippi, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, released on $15,000 bond.

OFFENSES—Police said several thefts were reported during the past week, including a billfold stolen from an unlocked vehicle, a bicycle taken from a shed and jewelry stolen from a residence on East Cameron Avenue (US 79).

Police said three 30-packs of beer were taken from a convenience store during the week.

ACCIDENTS—Police said no injuries were reported in four accidents during the week.

Vehicles operated by Malcolm Garcia, 45, of Dime Box, and 60-year-old Joyce Young of Cameron were in collision at 2:32 p.m. Thursday in the Julio’s Restaurant parking lot. Police did not list damages.

A hit-and-run incident was reported at 1:44 p.m. Thursday at an unknown location when a vehicle owned by Joyce Kirk of Rockdale was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Minor damages were reported at the Pizza Hut parking lot at 1:08 p.m Friday in a collision between vehicles operated by Mary Yates and James Webb, both of Rockdale.

Police said a vehicle operated by Rebecca Lively, 61, of Houston, collided with a sign at 11:04 p.m. Friday at the Comfort Inn.


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