Evading arrest made after chase


A 47-year-old Rockdale man was arrested last Tuesday after a brief chase involving police.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said Thomas Ray Hobbs was charged with evading arrest/detention and resisting arrest/search or transport.

At presstime he remained in the county jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Police made one arrest on a Milam County warrant during the week. Amber Grace Ellis, 25, was charged with probation violation motion to proceed on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance (less than one gram.)

CRASHES—Police were called to a two-vehicle crash at 5:57 a.m. Thursday at a turn lane in front of McDonald’s.

Drivers were listed as Ernestine Rodriguez and Bobbie Wobus, both of Rockdale.

No injuries were reported and both vehicles sustained minor damages, according to police.

Police responded to a crash at Brookshire Bros. at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

According to police a vehicle operated by Mary Haney of Rockdale was in collision with a cart holder at the super market.

Major damages were reported.

A report of a two-vehicle crash sent police to the 400 block of West Belton at 7:58 a.m. Saturday.

Police said a pickup operated by Remington Bell of Rockdale was in collision with an unoccupied pickup.

Damages were termed moderate to the parked pickup and minor to the other vehicle.

OFFENSES—Police investigated an incident in which a saddle was reported stolen.

Also investigated was an incident in which assault causing bodily injury was reported.

Other offenses reported included public intoxication and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

CITATIONS—Police issued 22 speeding tickets during the week along with five for driving with license invalid, two each for expired registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver’s license and one each for failure to exchange info/ render aid, failure to report change of address and running a red light.

SERVICE CALLS— Officer responded to 75 calls for service during the week and there were 71 calls received through the 911 reporting system.

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