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Christopher Paul Deere had been sought by police since June, 2012. Christopher Paul Deere had been sought by police since June, 2012. Fugitive from 2012 sex assault arrested Friday

A 38-year-old Rockdale man, wanted by police for nearly a year in connection with a sexual assault case, was arrested Friday at a Bowser Street residence.

Christopher Paul Deere had been sought since June, 2012, in connection with a case involving a 15-year-old female victim, according to Lt. J. D. Newlin.

Newlin said police received a tip that the suspect was at the address, Sgt. Stephen Goodrich and Officers James Treadway and Stering Sheppard were dispatched.

“They made the arrest without incident,” Newlin said.

Bond was set at $ 75,000. Deere was also charged with two Milam County warrants for non-payment of child support and remains in the county jail in lieu of bond totaling $76,500.

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

• Alonzo Arispe Jr., 32, Rockdale, Williamson County warrant for sexual assault of a child, bond denied, subject was transferred to custody of Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

• Willie Thomas Parker, 54, Rockdale, parole board warrant for parole violation/delivery of cocaine, in custody.

OFFENSES—Police are investigating a reported burglary in which a billfold containing $1,800 was taken from a residence.

Also under investigation are incidents of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

ACCIDENTS—Police were called to a three-vehicle accident at 3:07 p.m. Friday on West Cameron Ave. (US 79).

Drivers were listed as Christi Barker, 50; Brenda Garza, 48; and Bill Windham, 39, all of Rockdale.

Police said there were no inju- ries and termed damages “moderate” to the Barker car and Windham pickup and “minor” to Garza pickup.

Police were called to Ackerman Street in front of the post office at 4:50 p.m. Friday when the Hill Country bus struck a mail collection box.

Driver was listed as Lynda Ford, 52, of Rockdale. No injuries were reported.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 20 for speeding, two for failure to maintain insurance and one each for expired registration, expired MVI sticker and failure to display two license plates.

One citation for animal-at-large was issued.

SERVICE CALLS—During the past week, officers responded to 165 total calls for service and 98 calls were received though the 911 emergency system.

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. You will be given a number and no one will ask your name.


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