‘Intoxication manslaughter’ handed down in death of unborn baby case
CAMERON—A 56-year-old Rockdale man was indicted for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault Thursday in connection with a Jeep-pedestrian collision on Oct. 20, 2012.
Mark Allen Talley, 56, was one of 20 persons indicted in the first grand jury session with new prosecutor Bill Torrey.
Two Rockdale men were indicted in connection with the Oct. 3, 2012, theft of computer equipment from Rockdale Walmart which triggered a chase through southwest Milam County that involved several law enforcement agencies.
MANSLAUGHTER—Talley was indicted in connection with the 12:39 a.m. Oct. 20 incident on Mill Street in which a pregnant woman and her twin sons were struck by a vehicle.
According to Police Chief Thomas Harris, 19-year-old Joshlynn Price was pushing twin 14-month-old sons Eric and Dominique Reynolds down the side of the street when they were struck by a 1995 Jeep, driven by Talley.
Harris said the vehicle is believed to have “passed completely over” Price who was about six months pregnant, causing her to lose the unborn baby.
The vehicle then struck, but did not run over, the stroller containing the twins, pushing it along the street.
Price underwent surgery for internal injuries, while the twins were treated and released.
Talley was arrested and was released after posting $70,000 bond.
CHASE—Diamond Anthony Ramos, 25, and 17-year-old Tyler Phillips, both of Rockdale, were indicted for possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), charges stemming from the Walmart incident in October.
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.
All were eventually taken into custody.
Logan Dellerman, 23, of Rockdale, identified as the driver, has already been indicted for theft ($500 to $1,500) and evading arrest/detention.
The fourth, 24-year-old Benjamin Feitl, was charged with theft $50 to $500 and evading arrest.
INDICTMENTS— Others indicted on Thursday were listed as follows:
• Darryl Lynn Hill, 29, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram).
• Equalae Len Davis, 38, Rockdale, burglary of a habitation.
• Samuel Martin Wesson, 28, Lexington, evading arrest with motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (4 to 200 grams).
• Richard Higgins, 48, Buckholts, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Gary Scarbrough, 40, Cameron, burglary of a habitation.
• Devorio Divester Dunn, 29, Hearne, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
• Dustin Creek, 28, Rockdale, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, family violence.
• Armando Reyna, 29, Holland, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Reid Taylor Faulkner, 22, Alvin, theft ($1,500 to $20,000).
• John Ethan Furnace, 19, Rockdale, theft ($1,500 to $20,000).
• Sandra Vargas, 37, Cameron, burglary of a habitation.
• Charles Henry Ellison III, Cameron, theft ($1,500 to $20,000), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Damian Paul Spencer Hafley, 33, West Point, TX., assault causes family violence, enhanced.
• Marvin Charles Williams, 44, Cameron, tampering with evidence, attempting to take weapon from officer.
• Simon Delacruz, 67, Holland, driving while intoxicated.
• Bobby Davis, 25, Austin, possession of a controlled substance (4 to 400 grams) with intent to deliver.
• Phillip Joe Lopez, 46, Cameron, driving while intoxicated.