Multi-county raid nets evidence
Officers from four counties, including Milam, teamed up to raid a rural Lee County residence Friday and found what was termed “illegal narcotics” and currency, according to Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer.
Meyer said suspect Sammy Wesson, 28, fled into his home at 1082 Lee County Road 415 when members of the Lee, Milam, Burleson and Bastrop Sheriff’s Departments converged on the residence.
“He was taken into custody after he was found hiding in a closet,” Meyer said.
“Deputies searched the premises for stolen items and seized numerous welding machines, automobiles, trailers, farm equipment and other miscellaneous items with missing or tampered serial items,” Meyer said.
Lee County deputies seized a Jeep Wrangler and a trailer containing what is believed to be stolen property that was hidden in a pasture, according to Meyer.
“The Jeep’s vehicle ID number was removed from the front dash,” he said. “The Jeep and trailer had been under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.”
Wesson was taken to the Bastrop County Jail for charges while the items found were seized as evidence and taken to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in Giddings.
Meyer said some of the items recovered have been confirmed as stolen from the Rockdale and Thorndale areas, as well as Bastrop County.
CALLS—Milam County Sheriff David Greene said Rockdale area calls included:
Oct. 16—Disturbance, CR 326, Rockdale area; abandoned vehicle, CR 314, Rockdale area; lost property, CR 306, Rockdale area; animal neglect, Schneider Lane, Thorndale area; request to speak to deputy, CR 314, Rockdale area;
Oct. 17—911 abandoned call, North FM 487, Rockdale area; information, FM 908, Rockdale area; debris in roadway, TX 36, Milano area arrest made, Rockdale area; suspicious activity, CR 320, Rockdale area.
Thursday—Suspicious person, North FM 908, Rockdale; Rockdale area; welfare concern, Rockdale area; 911 hang up, FM 1786, Rockdale area; motorist assist, US 77, Rockdale area; welfare concern, West Avenue D, Milano; trash dumping, CR 314, request to speak to deputy, Briar Lane, Rockdale area.
Friday—Theft, Oak Park, Rockdale area.
Saturday—Burglary, CR 322, Rockdale area; stolen property, North FM 487; controlled burn, CR 434 Loop; welfare check, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area; disturbance, CR 423, Thorndale area; arrest made, FM 908; arrest made, CR 422.
Sunday—Disturbance, FM 908, Rockdale area; Champions Drive, Rockdale area; welfare check, CR 331, Milano area.
Monday—Welfare check US 77, Rockdale area; possible scam, CR 319; medical call, East US 79; 911 hang up, FM 1786, Rockdale area; civil child custody, Rockdale Road, Rockdale area; welfare check, Sierra Drive, Rockdale area.