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‘Continuous’ sex abuse involves 12-year-old victim

A 29-year-old Rockdale man was arrested Monday and charged with continuous sex abuse of child under 14.

Nathan Charles Arbuckle was arrested by Ofc. Sterling Sheppard in Rockdale after an investigation by police.

Arbuckle was released after posting $60,000 bond.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said investigators believe there was more than one victim. “The victim in the continuous abuse charge is a 12-year-old female,” Newlin said.

Newlin said the incident was reported on Friday.

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

• Billy Don Norman, 47, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram), expired registration, driving while license invalid, released after posting $6,000 bond.

• Dusty Dawn Evans-Morin, 38, Taylor, bond surrender credit card/debit card abuse, two counts, theft of property, in custody on $12,000 bond.

ACCIDENTS—Police said a hit-and-run accident was reported at 4 p.m. July 17 at All Service Propane in which a truck driven by Bennett Edwards of Murchison was struck by an unknown vehicle.

A two-vehicle collision was reported at 4:35 p.m. July 17 in the Walmart parking lot. Drivers were listed as Amy Ruhoff of Austin and Luz Banda of Rockdale.

Damages were termed minor to both vehicles.

Police said a 4:47 p.m. Friday collision at the Meadow-Cameron (US 79) intersection involved vehicles driven by Jarrett Embry of Rockdale and Marie Isokpunwu of Austin.

No damage estimates were provided by police.

WARRANTS—Police made six arrests on warrants during the past week, including the first ever on a Milano Police Department warrant.

Other arrests were on warrants from Walker County and four from the Rockdale PD.

OFFENSES—Police said theft complaints filed during the past week involved an engine block, a chainsaw and a 12-gauge shotgun.

One arrest for criminal mischief was made in connection with an incident in which a door was kicked in.

Other offenses reported included public intoxication, burglary of a vehicle, assault and several traffic offenses.

CITATIONS—Traffic citations issued during the week included 29 for speeding, five for expired MVI sticker, three for driving while license invalid, two for expired registration and one each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and driving without a license.

One citation each was issued for animal-at-large, no rabies vaccination and criminal mischief.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 150 calls for service during the week and 109 calls were received through the 911 system.


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