Aggravated assault charge follows threat


Rockdale Police filed an aggravated assault charge last week as the result of an incident in which a female was threatened with a knife.

Vincent C. Sorrells, 24, was arrested by Ofc. Tommy Shriver after a “ family issue” around noon last Wednesday (Aug. 7), according to Lt. J. D. Newlin.

Newlin said police were told a threat was made to kill the female. “She was not injured,” Newlin said. “The knife was not used.”

Sorrells remains in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

ARRESTS—David Edward Rogers, 31, of Rockdale, was arrested Sunday and charged with hindering a secured creditor.

Newlin said the charge was in connection with an incident in which rented furniture was cut with a knife.

Rogers was released after posting $3,000 bond.

Rockdale police arrested a 23-year- old Elgin man on Lee County charges Aug. 7.

Justin D. Stephenson was arrested on a warrant for probation violation on an original charge of injury to a child.

Bond was denied.

OFFENSES—Police are investigating the theft of a pit bull from a residence.

Also under investigation is a trailer damaged in an incident of criminal mischief.

WARRANTS—Police served five local warrants during the past week, one each for speeding, public intoxication, driving while license invalid, disorderly conduct, animal at large and criminal mischief.

WRECKS—Police said vehicles driven by Ronnie Lynn Rivers and Benny Earl Green, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 2:51 a.m. Aug. 6 on the parking lot of Gill’s Stop-N-Go.

Damages were termed minor.

Minor damages were also reported in a two-vehicle crash at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Walmart parking lot. Drivers were listed as Ava Alvarado and Homer Mowdy.

Police said vehicles driven by Alonzo Gonzales and Onaida Moreno, both of Rockdale, were in collision at 12:03 p.m. Thursday at the Scarbrough-West Davilla intersection.

Damages were termed minor.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the week included 33 for speeding five each for no motor vehicle inspection sticker and expired registration, four for no insurance and one for expired driver’s license.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 133 total calls for service over the past week, along with 87 calls 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.

All calls to the CrimeStoppers system are anonymous. No one will ask your name and you will be given a number.

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