Assaults on police, drug charges in wild first week


The first week of 2014 was a wild one for Rockdale police, who made three arrests on drug charges and had two incidents in which police said department employees were assaulted.

A 33-year-old Rockdale man, who was the subject of a manhunt for several weeks in the winter of 2011, was charged with seven offenses as a result of one of the incidents.

SUSPICIOUS— Lt. J. D. Newlin said an involved New Year’s Day incident began with a suspicious vehicle report at Walmart.

Newlin said police went inside the discount store and observed John D. “John-John” Johnson, a local resident who was out of jail on four different bonds resulting from incidents in 2011.

(Johnson had been charged in connection with an extensive chase that ended in a crash totaling the vehicle of then-Constable Herbie Vaughan. Police said Johnson was later arrested while attempting to hide between the mattress and box springs of a bed in a Rockdale residence.)

“He was spotted inside the store and he appeared to be with a woman who was the subject of a protective order against him,” Newlin said. “That would have been a violation of that order.”

Newlin said suspects, including Johnson, left the store and a vehicle containing two women was later stopped by Sgt, Adam Assaker on a traffic offense and 5-1/2 grams of methamphetamine were found after Vaughan’s drug dog was called to the scene.

Erica Marie Aldama, 23, and 31-year-old Tereza Timmerman Slavickova, 31, both of Rockdale were being booked at the police station on drug charged when another incident occurred, police said.

“Aldama was being searched by a female dispatcher who reported a baggie was discovered, which was then grabbed by the suspect and flushed down a toilet,” Newlin said.

“The dispatcher also said she was assaulted during the scuffle,” Newlin said. “She was not seriously injured.

“Slavickova, the other suspect, then admitted she had drugs and 3-1/2 more grams of meth were recovered,” Newlin said.

Aldama was charged with assault on a public servant, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility. She remains incarcerated in lieu of $90,000 bond.

Slavickova was charged with possession of a controlled substance and remains in jail on $30,000 bond.

Johnson was arrested two days later and charged with seven offenses, including numerous bond surrenders, violation of a protective order and a drug offense (see jail log for full list). He remains incarcerated on bond totaling $102,000.

ASSAULT—Newlin said an attempt by an officer to obtain blood for a blood alcohol level test on Thursday ended with a cut finger for the officer.

Anacleto Scott Llanas, 46, was charged with assault on a public servant and driving while intoxicated (DWI)-third of more offense. He remains in custody on $42,000 bond.

“The officer was not seriously injured,” Newlin said.

ARRESTS— Other felony arrests during the week included:

• Sherman Lee Sanchez, 31, Rockdale, possession of a controlled substance (1 to 4 grams), in custody on $20,000 bond.

• Sedderick Ezell Alcorn, 28, Rockdale, retaliation and terroristic threat, released after posting $28,000 bond.

ACCIDENTS—Police investigated four traffic accidents during the past week.

Vehicles operated by Janice Ripley of Moody and Denise Melde of Thorndale were in collision at 1:44 p.m. Dec. 31, at the Cameron-Wilcox (US 79-FM 487) intersection.

Vehicle damages were not listed by police.

Drivers in a 5:54 p.m. Dec. 31 accident in the USA Foods parking lot were listed as Edward Diver and Christopher Salazar, both of Rockdale.

Damages were termed minor by police.

Police said there were minor damages in a 12:59 p.m. Friday collision at the Yoakum-Belton intersection.

Drivers were listed as Larry Martin of Rockdale and James Fountain of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Police also investigated an incident Thursday where a truck struck the Kountry Inn sign. (See photos, page 1A).

COUNTERFEIT— Newlin said a counterfeit $20 bill was passed during the week at Sonic Drive-In.

Tools and fish fryer were taken in a storage unit break-in, he said.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers made 147 calls for service during the past week, and received 106 calls through the 911 system.

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