Reckless driving call ends with weapons, drug, vehicle charges


A “reckless driving” call for police ended Sunday with several charges being filed against a 20-year-old Milano man.

Jeffrey Allen McKinney Jr. was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of marijuana and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bond on the drug and weapons charges was set at $5,000 and he remains in the county jail.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Ofc. James Treadway responded to a call of a reckless driver and stopped the vehicle in the 200 block of North Main.

“Marijuana was found and then a switchblade knife was discovered,” Newlin said. “Then it turned out the vehicle had been stolen.”

ARRESTS—Two other felony arrests were made during the past week as follows:

• Danielle M. Powell, 32, Rockdale, Milam County warrant for bond forfeiture/theft with prior convictions and two local warrants from Rockdale PD for speeding and failure to appear. She remains in custody in the county jail in lieu of bond totaling $29,000.

• Rachel Elizabeth Stevenson, 20, Milano, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) within 1,000 feet of a school, Bell County warrant for theft of property ($50 to $500), She remains in the county jail in lieu of bond totaling $23,000.

“The arrest took place at the Budget Inn which is within 1,000 feet of Rockdale Elementary School,” Newlin said.

CRASHES—Police said a two-vehicle accident was reported at 3:04 p.m. July 7 in the City Hall parking lot. Drivers were listed as Sue Davenport of Rockdale and Fernando Valdivia of Milano.

Minor damages were listed to both vehicles.

Minor damages were also listed in a two-vehicle accident in the Texas Burger/Subway parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

Drivers were listed as Larry Young and Michael Wilson, both of Rockdale.

Police said vehicles driven by Ruben Avila of Rockdale, Lauren Lof land of Rockdale and Lawrence Edwards of Round Rock were in collision at 12:34 p.m. Sunday on US 79 (West Cameron) in front of Eagle Automotive. Damages were termed major to the Avila vehicle and minor to the other vehicles.

CALLS—Officers responded to 161 service calls and 143 calls to the 911 system during the past week.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued for the week included 61 for speeding and 15 for a variety of other infractions.

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