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Woman arrested for throwing hot beans

An 48-year-old Rockdale woman remained in jail a week after she was arrested for throwing a hot plate of food at an elderly family member.

Jackie Maloy Hights was booked and arrested by Rockdale Police Department Ofc. Albert Diver and charged with injury to a child/elderly/disabled with intent to cause bodily injury. She was transported to the Milam County jail and her bond was set at $15,000.

“ We received a call on Jan. 21 of a domestic situation at a residence on White Ave,” Lt. J.D. Newlin said. “When we arrived, Ms. Hights had thrown a plate of hot beans, including the plate, at a 78-year-old family member. The plate cut his nose.”

FELONY ARREST—Rockdale police made two other felony arrests o ver t he w eek. A dam Rangel, 26, of Cameron, was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant for theft of material aluminum/bronze/copper/ brass and possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram) in a drug free zone.

Lt. Newlin said Sgt. Adam Assaker and Ofc. Anthony Robertson worked the case that Rangel had stolen and then tried to sell old scraps from the local air conditioning and heating business he had once worked for.

“When we arrested him at a house near the Rockdale Elementary School, he had methamphetamine in his pocket,” Newlin said.

Rangel’s bond is set at $17,500 and is in the county jail.

Humberto Ramon Deleon Jr., 23, of Rockdale, was arrested Saturday by Sgt. Assaker for driving while intoxicated and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

Deleon had been in a disagreement with someone at the 7-11 convenience store and drove off before officers were done investigating, Newlin said.

“Deleon kept driving for a while after Sgt. Assaker had attempted to pull him over,” Newlin added.

Delon remined in the county jail as of Tuesday on a $14,000 bond.

OFFENSES—Police made six arrests for driving while license invalid, one for assault, one juvenile for assault, three for no driver’s license and two for DWI.

Police said three forgery incidents were reported as well.

Other incidents investigated by police during the week included identity theft, failure to stop and give information and one for burglary of coin operated machines.

WARRANTS—Police served four warrants during the past seven days, two for driving while license invalid and one warrant each for expired registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

ACCIDENTS—There was one accident reported inside the Rockdale city limits during the pastweek. Itwasa twovehicle collision at 1471 W. Cameron Ave. that resulted in no injuries. Drivers were listed as Daniel Jeter and Timothy Jackson, both of Rockdale. Damage to the vehicles was deemed moderate.

Newlin said the accident was weather related.

CITATIONS—Traffic tickets issued during the week included 21 for speeding, four each for no insurance and expired motor vehicle inspection sticker, three for expired registration, two each for expired driver’s license and junk vehicles and one each for running stop sign and disregarding traffic signal.

SERVICE CALLS—Officers responded to 143 calls for service during the past week, and 98 calls were received through the 911 system.


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