Arrest made after incident involving lighter fluid threat

A 38-year- old Hearne man remains in the county jail after an incident Monday involving a family member being doused with lighter fluid.

Quentin Lamar Smith was charged with aggravated assault and remains in jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said no serious injuries were reported in connection with the incident although the victim was also struck in the leg with a tire tool and threatened with being set ablaze after being doused with the fluid.

Bond was set by Municipal Court Judge Jerry Waggoner and Smith was transferred to the county jail.

INCIDENTS—Newlin said one report of criminal mischief involved damage to a vehicle during a family incident.

Police are also investigating report of firearm theft.

Other incidents reported to police during the past week included driving while license invalid, no driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.

ACCIDENT—Police were called to an incident at the Tiger Field parking lot at 9 p.m. Friday in which a vehicle struck a utility pole.

Driver was listed as Megan Rider of Rockdale. Police said she was taken to Richards Memorial Hospital and that none of the passengers in the vehicle were injured.

Damages were termed moderate, according to police.

WARRANTS—Police served three warrants during the past week, a Rockdale PD warrant for theft ($50 to $500), a Bexar County warrant for racing on the highway and a Bell County warrant for theft ($50 to $500).

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued during the past week included 45 for speeding, for no driver’s license, three for no MVI sticker and one each for driving while license invalid, expired driver’s license and operating a vehicle with expired license plates.

One citation was issued for violation of the city’s fireworks ordinance.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 158 total service calls during the week and 129 calls were received through the 911 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.

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