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Biting allegations on 1-year-old lead to Monday arrest

An investigation into allegations that a one-year-old child was bitten several times led police to make an arrest Monday, according to Sgt. J. D. Newlin.

Newlin said as the result of an investigation by Sgt. Stephen Goodrich, Jerry Wayne Cruz Jr., 26, was charged with injury to a child.

Newlin said the victim received bite marks on the ears, stomach and back, “some of them puncturing the skin.”

The victim also had sustained a second degree burn, according to Newlin.

Bond on Cruz was set at $20,000.

DRUGS—Two arrests on drug charges were made during the past week as follows:

• Jose David Salazar, 25, Rockdale, possession of marijuana (under two ounces), assault of a public servant, immigration detainer, in custody on $27,000 bond.

• Cohen Chance Peacock, 28, Milano, possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram).

SEX OFFENDER—A convicted sex offender, who served time in another state for failing to register, is now facing the same charge in Milam County.

Newlin said police have filed on Johnny Aaron Morales, 23, of Rockdale, charging he did not register here.

“ He went to North Dakota where he served time for failing to register as a sex offender,” Newlin said.

FELONIES— Other felony arrests made during the week included:

• Alicia Sorrells, 28, Rockdale, theft of property ($50 to $500),

• Brittany Genolia Wells, 19, Rockdale, Milam County warrant for probation violation/endangering a child/criminal neglect, released after posting $5,000 bond.

• Kaci Shianne Wilson, 25, Rockdale, Dallas County warrant for check forgery, released on $3,000 bond.

• Vincent Sorrells, 24, Rockdale, McLennan County warrant for failure to appear/child support, bond set at $1,500, in custody.

• Moshen Kiani, 41, Rockdale, Mobile County, Alabama warrant for attempted theft of property, magistration pending at presstime.

OFFENSES—Police responded to three shoplifting reports at Walmart during the past week and are also investigating the theft of laundry from a laundromat and items taken from the bed of a truck.

Police also responded to two assaults and two incidents of public intoxication.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the past week included 36 for speeding 11 for expired motor vehicle inspection (MVI) sticker, three each for no liability insurance and expired registration and one for running a stop sign.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 119 calls for service during the past week and 80 calls were received through the 911 system.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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