Biting incident nets detention of girl, 12, at junior-high

Rage at refusal to surrender cell phone

An incident in which a school administrator and police officer sustained bites—starting over refusal to give up a cell phone— resulted in a 12-year-old female being detained by police Friday.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said RJH Principal April Eschberger and Ofc. Tommy Shriver, Rockdale ISD School Resource Officer, were bitten as they tried to subdue the girl.

“It began when she was told to give up the cell phone,” Lt. J. D. Newlin said. “She was sitting on a table, Indian style, refusing to give up her phone.”

Newl in said the girl was charged with assault on a public servant and resisting arrest. “She was only charged with biting the principal, not with biting Ofc. Shriver,” Newlin said.

The girl was transferred to the Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center and was released on Tuesday.

ARRESTS—Newlin said an investigation into the discovery of about five grams of methamphetamine resulted in the arrest of a Talco woman Thursday.

Keely Aleece Godfrey, 20, was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (4 to 200 grams) and remains in the county jail in lieu of $45,000 bond.

Other felony arrests during the past week:

• Juan Rubio Jr., 43, Rockdale, theft of property ($500 to $1,500), enhanced, released after posting $5,000 bond.

• Oscar Carl Wedemeier, 28, Rockdale, sex offenders duty to register, in custody on $30,000 bond.

OFFENSES—Police investigated two thefts and a burglary during the past week.

CRASHES—Police responded to an accident at 6:27 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Walmart parking lot.

Drivers were listed as Henry Dupree and Veronica Pride, both of Rockdale.

Damages were termed minor to both vehicles.

Police said a two-vehicle accident was reported at 3:22 p.m. Monday at the corner of Wilcox and Cameron (FM 487 and US 79).

Drivers were listed as Ruben Juarez of Rockdale and Sarah White of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Damages were termed minor.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the week included 24 for speeding, five for no valid MVI sticker, two each for driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial resolution and operating vehicle with expired license plate and one each for failure to report change of address/ name and no driver’s license.

SERVICE CALLS— Off icers responded to 152 total calls for service and 101 calls were received through the 911 system.

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