Three Rockdale men have been arrested and law enforcement personnel have identified a fourth after a computer theft from Rockdale Walmart and a subsequent vehicle and foot chase last Wednesday morning.
In custody are:
• Logan Dellerman, 23, identified as the driver, charged with evading arrest on foot, evading arrest by vehicle, theft ($50 to $500) and possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), bond totaling $50,000.
• Diamond Ramos, 25, evading arrest on foot, theft ($50 to $500), bond totaling $20,000.
• Tyler Phillips, 17, evading arrest on foot, theft ($50 to $500), bond totaling $20,000.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said the fourth suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Feitl and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday police were advised “four white males” had left Walmart without paying for a computer. A description of their vehicle was broadcast and area law enforcement agencies were alerted.
“Two of them were inside with a shopping cart and the other two were outside in the car, pulling up in to the front of the building,” Newlin said. “The two inside had the electronics in the car, then quickly wheeled it out and loaded the merchandise.”
Minutes later Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris, just north of town on FM 908, spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to stop it. Harris said the driver sped up and attempted to elude him.
A high-speed chase ensued on FM 908 and County Road 302 during which contact was lost. A passer-by reported the car had crashed at the FM 487-FM 1600 intersection and four men had fled into the woods on foot.
Officers from numerous agencies converged on the scene. Dellerman and Ramos were arrested at the scene and Phillips was picked up on Thursday “hiding in a resident on East Cameron Avenue (US 79),” according to Newlin.
“Baggies containing substances believed to be drugs were found,” Newlin said. “Some of the results from lab testing have come back and that’s where the drug charge on Dellerman comes from. Other drug cases may be pending.”
Newlin said a desktop computer was recovered from the car along with a box containing a computer bundle including a central processing unit and accessories including a monitor, mouse and keyboard.
ARRESTS— Other felony arrests during the past week were listed as follows:
• Jeffrey David Marsh, 50, Rockdale, tampering/fabricating physical evidence, vehicle burglary, in custody on $31,000 bond.
Newlin said the arrest was on connection with which thefts of chainsaws and an incident in which a suspect discarded suspected evidence during a scuffle with Ofc. Adam Assaker.
• Alesha Gail Hoskins, 22, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), released on $6,000 bond.
Newlin said a suspected meth pipe was found during a traffic stop.
OFFENSES—Police are investigating the theft of beer from USA Food Mart during the week.
Also under investigation in an incident of credit/debit card abuse.
ACCIDENT—No injuries were reported when a vehicle hit Banda’s Restaurant at 8:50 a.m. Oct. 3. Driver was listed as Sheila Lopez, 50, of Rockdale.
CITATIONS—Traffic citations during the week included 16 for speeding, three for no liability insurance, two for expired MVI sticker and one each for expired registration, driving the wrong way in a one-way school zone and violation of the open container law.
Police also issued two citations for disorderly conduct and one for public intoxication.
SERVICE CALLS—There were 155 calls for service during the past seven days and 88 calls were received through the 911 emergency system.