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SHERIFF’S REPORT

Final charge filed from chase involving Oct. 3 Walmart theft

The final charge from an Oct. 3 chase through southwest Milam County after a computer theft from Rockdale’s Walmart was filed during the past week.

Tyler Phillips, 17, of Milano, was chargd with possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) and bond surrenders on original charges of theft of property ($500 to $1,500) and evading arrest or detention.

He was booked into the Milam County Jail and remains there in lieu of $26,000 bond.

Lt. J. D. Newlin of the Rockdale Police Department said the charge reflects lab work on a substance found during the Oct. 3 incident in which four men were eventually arrested.

A vehicle being pursued by numerous law enforcement agencies, including Rockdale police and the Milam County Sheriff’s Department, spun out at the FM 487/FM 1600 intersection minutes after police received a report four white males had left the Rockdale discount store without paying for a computer and other electronics equipment.

Police Chief Thomas Harris spotted a vehicle matching the description on FM 908 but said the driver sped up and the chase began.

Logan Dellerman, 23, identified as the driver, and 25-year-old Diamond Ramos were arrested at the scene.

Tyler Phillips was picked up the next morning hiding in a residence on East Cameron Avenue (US 79), according to police.

The fourth was identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Feitl. He was arrested five days later at a Rockdale location.

CALLS—Sheriff David Greene listed other calls during the past eight days as follows:

Jan. 8—Illegal dumping, Ben Arnold area; suspicious vehicle, CR 446, Thorndale area; fraud, CR 353, Gause area; animal nuisance, CR 458, Thorndale area; unsecured load, South US 77; theft, North FM 1915; information, CR 407, Buckholts area; information, CR 232 Loop, Rockdale area.

Jan. 9—Stranded motorist, US 77, Rockdale area; vehicle in ditch, CR 344 Loop, Milano area; 911 hang up, FM 1786; animal neglect, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; information, CR 237, Cameron area; welfare check of person, FM 979; road damage, near CR 234 Loop; information, CR 343, Gause area; animal nuisance, CR 440; animal nuisance, CR 278, Baileyville area; suspicious activity, CR 358A.

Thursday—911 hang up, FM 1786, Rockdale area; theft, CR 230; scam attempt, FM 1444; lift assist, CR 439, Thorndale area; information, CR 461; suspicious vehicle, CR 443, Thorndale area; kids on dirt bikes, Oak Park, Rockdale area; welfare concern, Gause area; information, CR 342, Milano area; vehicle in ditch, FM 1915, Buckholts area; theft of property, CR 304, Rockdale area.

Friday—Information, Milam County; phone harassment, CR 414, Buckholts area; damaged property, CR 232A, Rockdale area; abandoned vehicle, TX 36, Milano area; disturbance, CR 306, Rockdale area; suspicious vehicle, CR 237A, Cameron area; request to speak to deputy, CR 347, Gause area; animal nuisance, FM 2095, Gause area; illegal dumping, CR 113, Buckholts area; loud noise, CR 237, Cameron area; pursuit, Rogers area; burning after dark, Around 5th Street, Ben Arnold; traffic, US 77, Cameron area; civil matter, CR 269, Cameron area; burglary, North US 77, Rockdale area.

Saturday—Welfare check, PR 5403, Buckholts area; family matter, Whip-O-Will, Rockdale area; animal welfare, Cypress Trail Loop, Rockdale area; theft, CR 374, Milano area; civil matter, Ash Street, Cameron; assault, CR 223, Cameron area; illegal dumping, North FM 1915; disturbance, North Main, area not listed; disturbance, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area.

Sunday—Assist other agency, FM 1600; request to speak to deputy, Rockdale area; found property, FM 2095, Hanover area; assault, South FM 908; suspicious activity, CR 446, Thorndale area; assault, CR 321, Rockdale area.

Monday—Suspicious activity, CR 203; arrest made, near CR 206; request to speak to deputy, North 4th Street, Ben Arnold; civil matter, Orth Street, Ben Arnold; stolen checks, College Station; animal welfare, South FM 487; telephone harassment, FM 2095, Gause area; request to speak to deputy, North 4th Street, Ben Arnold; harassment, East Avenue A, Buckholts; alarm detected, South 11th, area not listed.

There were also seven loose livestock calls during the week.

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.

Persons calling will receive a number which will be used in future correspondence.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous.


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