Manslaughter charge filed in fatal North Milam crash

A 37-year-old Galveston man has been arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter in connection with a March 16 traffic accident north of Cameron that claimed the life of a 40-year-old Cameron resident.

El iceo Macias Ley va was charged in connection with the death of Efrain Carmona.

According to the DPS, Leyva was the driver of a pickup which collided with Carmona’s pickup on FM 485.

Leyva was also charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle with serious bodily injury.

Panfilo Maldonado, 36, a passenger in Leyva’s vehicle, was injured in the crash and was treated at Central Texas Hospital, Cameron.

Leyva was released after posting $50,000 bond.

LIVESTOCK THEFT—William J. Crenan, 55, of Burlington turned himself in last Wednesday and was charged with livestock theft and misappropriation of fiduciary property after an investigation by the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

According to the TSCRA, the charges involve allegations that 230 head of cattle owned by a feed company in the Texas Panhandle were not delivered.

Crennan was released after posting $30,000 bond.

Sheriff David Greene listed other calls during the past seven days as follows:

April 23—Animal nuisance, US 79 east of Milano; information, CR 111, Buckholts area; fraud, Arnold Street, Buckholts; welfare check, FM 1915, south of Buckholts; information, Rockdale; arrest made, CR 314, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, east FM 485; stolen vehicle, Lubbock; identify theft, West Washington, Cameron; welfare check, East Eighth, Rockdale; information, Alcoa Street, Rockdale; disturbance, CR 255, east of Maysfield.

April 24—Animal nuisance, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; welfare check, Burgess Street, Rockdale area; residential alarm, Los Ranchitos, Cameron area; animal nuisance, CR 357A, Gause area; information CR 414, Buckholts area; suspicious vehicle/ person, FM 908; burglary, US 79; information, Oak Park 1, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Milano; animal nuisance, US 190, east of Buckholts; horse found, CR 455, Thorndale area; disturbance, CR 204, Cameron area; theft, CR 355, Gause area; vehicle off shoulder, US 190.

Thursday—Suspicious vehicle, Chestnut Street, Gause; trespassing, FM 979, Cameron area; suspicious male, FM 979, Cameron area.

Friday—Animal nuisance CR 374, Milano; welfare check, CR 269; family matter, CR 322, Rockdale area; phone harassment, CR 331, Milano area; civil matter, CR 331B, Milano area; disturbance, CR 415, Sharp area.

Saturday—Assist Cameron PD, East First; information, Texas 36; stolen property, FM 2095; information, Davilla area; civil matter, Orth Street; theft, CR 326; burglar alarm, FM 908; suspicious activity, US 79; info on wanted person, US 79, Rockdale area; stolen property, CR 434, Rockdale area; request to speak to deputy, Oak Park 1, Rockdale area; information, CR 223, Cameron area; loud music, CR 205, Cameron area; dog in yard, Northwood Circle, Rockdale area; shots heard, Crestview, Rockdale area; information, CR 410, Sharp area; disturbance, CR 418, Thorndale area; family matter, CR 220, Cameron area.

Sunday—Assist Cameron PD; loud music, Holly Drive, Rockdale area; animal nuisance, Rockdale area; family matter, CR 265; family matter, CR 265, Beverly Drive, Rockdale; suspicious activity, CR 242, Cameron area; loud noise, CR 330, Milano area; disturbance, CR 335 LP, Rockdale area; disturbance, Skyline Drive, Rockdale area; missing horse, private road, Davilla area.

Monday— Criminal mischief, FM 487; threats, Beverly Drive, Rockdale area; debris in roadway, FM 437; assist Thorndale PD; request to speak to deputy, Gause area; theft CR 410A; welfare check, South Texas Street, Milano; trespass, Ben Arnold; civil matter, location not listed; assist other agency, CR 238 Loop; wanted person, FM 486, Thorndale; suspicious person, US 79, Gause; theft, CR 264; assist other agency, Morrison Street.

There were also eight loose livestock calls during the week.

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