Police, JP term death of local man a suicide Oct. 31st

Rockdale Police are are terming the Oct. 31 hanging death of a local resident at his Scarbrough Street home a suicide.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the body of 21-year-old Adam Mulder was discovered by Mulder’s wife about 9 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Gary Northcott who conducted an inquest and issued a preliminary ruling of suicide.

“There was certainly no indication of foul play or anything like that,” Newlin said.

ARRESTS— Newl in sa id a Monday traffic stop by Ofc. Adam Assaker ended with drug charges being filed against a pair of 29-year-old Rockdale men.

Darryl Lynn Hill was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

John Wesley Middleton was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

At presstime both were awaiting magistration.

In the only other felony arrest of the past week, Timothy Lee Kunstler, 46, was charged with felony by passing.

He was released after posting $6,000 bond.

OFFENSES—Pol ice said offenses investigated during the past week included criminal trespass, criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated and DWI by a minor.

ACCIDENTS—Police said no injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 31 on West Cameron (US 79) near Eagle Automotive.

Drivers were listed as Audrey Willingham, 26, and Richard Todd, 56.

Damage estimates were not available from police.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in the Walmart parking lot near Murphy’s Fuel at 8:48 p.m. Sunday.

Drivers were listed as Jessica Juarez, 17, and Steven Brent, 19, both of Rockdale. Damage estimates were not available from police.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the week included 16 for speeding, five for no liability insurance, two for expired MVI sticker and one each for expired registration, expired driver’s license and no driver’s license.

WARRANTS—Police served two warrants during the week, one each for possession of drug paraphernalia and running a stop sign.

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