Additional charge filed from Oct. 3 Walmart theft, chase

A drug charge was filed during the past week against a 25-yearold Rockdale man in connection with an Oct. 3 burglary at Walmart and a corresponding chase with several law enforcement agencies.

Diamond Anthony Ramos was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He remains in the county jail. Bond on the latest charge was set at $6,000.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Ramos was one of four Rockdale residents charged in connection with an incident that began when electronics equipment was taken from Walmart and loaded into a small gray car.

After an extensive pursuit, the car wrecked at the FM 487-FM 1600 intersection northwest of Rockdale and its four inhabitants fled on foot. All were eventually apprehended.

“A baggie containing what was believed to be a illegal substance was recovered Oct. 3,” Newlin said. “Lab results on it were received this week, resulting in this additional charge.”

ARRESTS— Other felony arrests during the past week were listed as follows:

• Dusty Dawn Morin, 37, Rockdale, warrants for bail/fraud/illegal use of credit cards, two counts of bond surrender for credit/debit card abuse, bond set at $6,000, in custody.

• Equalae Len Davis, 38, Rockdale, burglary of a habitation, awaiting magistration at presstime.

TWO HURT—Two persons were treated in the emergency room of Richards Memorial Hospital, and released, after a 5:17 p.m. Monday three-vehicle accident in front of Eagle Automotive (US 79).

Roberta Butler, 63, of Milano and 44-year-old Javier Cantu-Alanis of McAllen were taken to the hospital by an AMR ambulance crew. Police said the other driver, 31-year-old Becky Thurman of Rockdale, was not injured.

Damages were termed “extensive.”

Police said bicyclist James Booker, 49, of Rockdale, was not hurt at 10:29 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an unknown vehicle at the Cameron-Main (US 79-FM 908) intersection, which then left the scene.

OFFENSES—Police investigated a shoplifting incident at Brookshire Bros. and a vehicle break-in during the seven-day reporting period.

CITATIONS—Police issued 20 speeding tickets during the week, along with 10 for no MVI sticker, four for driving without a license, three for expired license plate and one each for driving on the wrong side of the road, expired driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver’s license.

SERVICE CALLS—Police responded to 134 service calls during the week and 74 calls were received through the 911 system, according to police.

WARRANTS—Police serve two warrants during the past week, one each for criminal trespass and driving while license invalid.

CRIME STOPPERS—Tips on any crime listed above, or any other crime, may be phoned in to Milam County, toll-free, at 1-888- 697-TIPS (8477).

A reward of up to $1,000 may be paid for tips.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous. No one will ask your name.

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