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9-17-19
Sep 30, 2019   07:24 PM
by Administrator

On 06/09/2019 DPS arrested 29 year old Jose Natividad Rodriguez-Gonzalez for Driving While Intoxicated. He was later released to I.C.E.

On 06/30/2019 DPS arrested 21 year old Tyrun Jejuan Harris on outstanding Arkansas warrants for Probation Violation/Residential Burglary and Probation Violation/Theft of Property. Harris was later released to Arkansas officials.

On 07/03/2019 Mills County arrested 52 year old Robin Tedford Williams on an outstanding warrant for Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, Greater than 4 grams/Less Than 200 grams. She was later released to the US Marshalls Office.

On 07/05/2019 Deputies of The Mills County Sheriff’s Office and The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office served Search/Arrest Warrants in Goldthwaite and Hamilton County simultaneously. The warrants were a result of investigations into the Possession of Child Pornography by Investigator Stephanie Brown. While serving the warrants, 41 year old Cody Ray Odom was arrested on outstanding warrants for ten counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Odom was released on bonds totaling $125,000 the next day.

On 07/06/2019 DPS arrested 34 year old Taylor Kennon Mclean during a traffic stop for Possession of Marijuana <2oz. Mclean was later released on a PR Bond.

On 07/06/2019 DPS arrested 34 year old Miguil Louis Calderon during a traffic stop for Possession of Marijuana <2oz and Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. Calderon was later released on bonds totaling $6,750.   

On 07/17/2019 31 year old Miguel A Ramirez was arrested in Flower Mound, Texas on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Conviction. He was later released on $1,500 bond.

On 07/19/2019 Mills County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Hwy 183 South. As a result of the stop, 22 year old Garrett Scott Crouch was arrested on an outstanding Brown County warrant for Bond Forfeiture/Possession of Marijuana. He was released the next day on $4,500 bond.

On 07/21/2019 DPS arrested 29 year old Corri Dawn Zimmer-White during a traffic stop for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. White was later released on $1,750 bond.

On 07/24/2019 36 year old Crystal Lee Samaniego was arrested in Limestone County on a Mills County warrant for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. She was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 07/27/2019 35 year old Jeramy Lynn Lemons was arrested during an investigation a call of an individual passed out in a car on Hwy 16 N. Lemons was arrested for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 07/29/2019 Mills County Deputies arrested 37 year old Phillip Eugene Jones on an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Jones remains incarcerated.

On 07/30/2019 61 year old Timothy Lee Warnell was arrested in Brown County on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Forgery of a Financial Instrument. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 08/03/2019 DPS arrested 28 year old Cory Michael Roberts during a traffic stop on a Travis County Warrant for Violation of a Protective Order. Roberts was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 08/03/2019 Deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver. Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 84 East. During the stop the driver, 64 year old Jerry Lee Fickinger was found to be intoxicated and was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated W/Open Container. One of the passengers in the vehicle was identified as 57 year old Lozaro Gerardo Elizondo Perez. Perez was also intoxicated and it was discovered that he was in possession of multiple forms of fraudulent identification including a Texas ID Card, fake Social Security card and a fake Permanent Resident card. Perez was arrested for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information. Perez is currently being held on $5,000 bond and a hold from I.C.E.

On 08/04/2019 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 183 South and Hwy 16 South. The driver of the vehicle, 26 year old Joshua Miguel Olivarri, was found to be intoxicated. Olivarri was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated/Open Container and Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. He was later released on bonds totaling $4,000.

On 08/06/2019 Mills County retrieved 42 year old Raul Perez-Basulto from TDC Huntsville Unit as Basulto was being paroled. Basulto was arrested on Mills County warrants for Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse/Security Withdrawal and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information. Basulto was transported back to the Mills County Jail.

On 08/07/2019 Deputies located 44 year old Nelda Juanita Hannon at a local convenience store. Deputies knew Hannon had multiple outstanding arrest warrants from Mills County. Deputies detained Hannon and confirmed the warrants. Deputies also knew the person with Hannon identified as 26 year old Dallas Roy Burleson. Deputies determined that Burleson had an outstanding warrant out of Brown County for Motion to Adjudicate/Possession of a Controlled Substance. During the detention several items of drug paraphernalia along with quantities of Methamphetamine and Cocaine were located on Hannons person. During a consent search of the vehicle Burleson and Hannon had been in, Deputies located more Methamphetamine, scales and baggies used for distribution, Xanax pills, Hydrocodone pills and MDMA/Ecstasy.  Hannon was arrested on her outstanding warrants and multiple new drug charges. Burleson was arrested on the outstanding Brown County warrant and several new drug charges. Both remain in the Mills County Jail. Hannon has bonds totaling $253,000, and Burleson has bonds totaling $55,000.

On 08/14/2019 27 year old Devlin G Woolsey was arrested in Williamson County on an outstanding Mills County Warrant for Theft of Service >$100 <$750. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 08/15/2019 45 year old Tanya Jo Norton turned herself in to the Mills County Jail on a Mills County Warrant for Motion to Revoke/Possession of a Controlled Substance. Norton remains in the Mills County Jail as Bond has been denied.

On 08/16/2019 49 year old Michael Jamison Groh was arrested in Coryell County on outstanding Mills County Warrants for Motion to Revoke/Possession of Marijuana and Motion to Revoke/Driving While License Invalid. Groh was later released on Bonds totaling $1,000.

On 08/17/2019 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Fisher St. in Goldthwaite. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 59 year old Jimmy Gomez. During a consent search of Gomez vehicle Deputies located a quantity of Methamphetamine and Marijuana. Gomez was arrested on charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, <1gram in a Drug Free Zone and Possession of Marijuana <2oz in a Drug Free Zone. Gomez was later released on bonds totaling $17,500.

On 08/19/2019 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 84 West in Mullin. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 46 year old Rafael Villalpando along with a passenger identified as 24 year old Gabriel Lee Garcia and another passenger. Villalpando originally gave Deputies the name Rafael Garcia. It was determined after some investigation that Villalpando was giving a false identity. A computer search confirmed that Villalpando had a Parole Violation Warrant for Theft. During the investigation and a consensual search Deputies located Drug Paraphernalia which tested positive for Cocaine and a quantity of THC concentrate. Villalpando was arrested for the Parole Warrant, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, <1gram, Fraudulent use of/Possession of Identifying information of the Elderly, Failure to ID Fugitive, and Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. Garcia was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 <1gram.

On 08/26/2019 63 year old Bobby Eugene Gwinn was arrested in Taylor County on a Mills County Warrant for Motion to Adjudicate/Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1gram. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 08/27/2019 The Mills County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle driving on the track at the Elementary School in Goldthwaite. The caller was able to give a good description of the vehicle. The vehicle was located a short time later on Parker Street. There were four occupants in the vehicle. Deputies discovered that all of the occupants were consuming alcohol. During the investigation it was learned that three of the occupants were over 21 but one was not. As a result of the investigation 25 year old Colton Chase Greenwood-Seider was arrested and charged with Purchase/Furnish Alcohol to a Minor, 21 year old Landon Andrew Wiedebusch was arrested and charged with Purchase/Furnish Alcohol to a Minor, 29 year old Megan Lynn Hall was arrested and charged with Purchase/Furnish Alcohol to a Minor, and 20 year old Halee Kaye Head was arrested and charged with Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. All four were later released on bond.

On 08/28/2019 Mills County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated person trespassing and a possible assault. When Deputies arrived they found 37 year old Patrick Gonzales in the back yard of the residence drunk and very agitated. As a result of the investigation Gonzales was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. Gonzales was released several days later after sitting out his fines.  

On 08/29/2019  28 year old Robert McCoy Howard II was arrested in Harris County on a Mills County warrant for Motion to Adjudicate/Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1gram. He was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 08/30/2019 49 Year old Tabby Soto Day turned herself in to the Mills County Jail after she was sentenced to 30 days jail time as a condition of probation in Mills County District Court. 

                                                      

7/23/19
Sep 30, 2019   07:12 PM
by Administrator

On June 2nd,  Tomas Drake 61 years of age of Austin, Texas was arrested on several Mills County warrants relating to failure to appear for driving while license invalid. As a result of 35th judicial District Court Judge Steve Ellis sentenced 30-year-old Paul Anthony Gallardo of Brownwood to six years in TDCJ for the offense of possession of controlled substance. On June 6th, 28-year-old Christopher Andrew Bankhead of Brownwood was arrested on a Hemphill County warrant for burglary of a habitation. Bankhead was broke down on County road 118 and was discovered by Troopers who determined he was wanted. On June 15th Casey Michelle Rhea, 36, of Killeen, Texas was arrested on a warrant charging bail jumping and failed to appear for a previous offense of possession of methamphetamine. On June 7th, Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that did not have a license plate. Deputies identified the driver as Tanya Jo Norton, 36 years of age, of Goldthwaite. During the stop, deputies determined that Norton was intoxicated and was operating a vehicle with an invalid license. Norton was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while license invalid. On June 10th, as a result of 35th District Court, Nathan Crye, 33 years of age, from Goldthwaite was sentenced to five years in TDCJ. On June 11th, Tiffany Winzer, 28, of Stafford, Texas was arrested for fail to appear for possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone and fail to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia. On June 12th,  Walter Franklin Wilson, 25, of Mullin was arrested on a warrant for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon due to a previous investigation in the month of April. On June 15th, Mills County deputies responded to a report of an individual armed with a knife threatening people in the 700 block of Reynolds Street. The suspect was identified as, 36 year old, Lewis Edward Voelkel III of Goldthwaite. He was located a short time later and placed under arrest for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Voelkel remains in the Mills County jail on this charge with the addition of a blue warrant from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On June 19th, Damian Dennis Cox was transported back to Mills County on a felony warrant charging him with motion to adjudicate probation for the offense of evading arrest with a vehicle. On this same date, Norma Correa, 31 years of age, previously of Goldthwaite was sentenced to four years confinement by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the offense of injury to the elderly. On June 23rd at approximately 4:20 PM, deputies responded to an address off of 8th Street in regards to a subject that had an active criminal trespass warning. Deputies arrived on scene, where witnesses stated that 64 year old Jerry Lee Fickinger of Goldthwaite had come onto the property intoxicated. Fickinger was located a short time later in the area and was placed under arrest for the offense of criminal trespass. On June 23rd, Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop on Fisher Street at approximately 2:30 AM. The driver was identified as Matthew Wade Wilk, 25 years of age, from Austin Texas and passenger 22-year-old Bailey Elizabeth Ball of San Marcos, Texas. During the stop deputies detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of THC and marijuana inside the vehicle. Both individuals were charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 1 g and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.

                          

7-10-19
Jul 10, 2019   06:37 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported several arrests for the month of May beginning with the arrest of Tabby Soto Day 48 years of age from Richland Springs, Texas on May 3rd. Soto was arrested on warrants for motion to adjudicate for possession of a dangerous drug and motion to revoke probation for theft by check. Cassandra Freeze 44 years of age from Goldthwaite, Texas was arrested on warrants charging motion to revoke probation theft of property. On May 6th 62-year-old Glenda Watson Campbell of Goldthwaite was bench warranted back to Mills County to stand trial for a felony DWI. On this same date, Martha Dawn Lawhon 26 years old of Goldthwaite was stopped by Mills County deputies for numerous traffic violations. Deputies discovered during the stop that she was in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Lawhon was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, and numerous traffic offenses. The passenger in the vehicle, identified as 44-year-old Nelda Juanita Hannon of San Saba, Texas, was also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence and another charge of possession of a controlled substance all of which are felony. On May 7, Mills County deputies responded to a residence 17 miles west of Goldthwaite on FM 574 in regards to an assault that was in progress. Deputies arrived on scene and according to witnesses identified 20-year-old Davante Jaxon Evetts as having been involved in an assault where the victim fled on foot being chased by Evetts. Deputies conducted a security sweep of a residence located on the property in an attempt to find the suspect and/or victim. During this security sweep, deputies discovered narcotics in plain sight inside the residence. At about this same time, the victim came walking up to the house and spoke with deputies stating that Evetts had assaulted him and then pulled a knife on him and threatened to kill him. Deputies began drafting a search warrant for the residence and arrest warrant for Evetts for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Then at approximately 5:30 AM Evetts approached deputies who advised him that he was under arrest and he fled the scene. Evetts was caught later that day in Brown County after a long and lengthy search. Evetts was charged with evading arrest and detention, possession of methamphetamine over 4 g but less than 200 g and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On May 11, prior to midnight, deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on US 183 south of Goldthwaite. While on the way to the accident, deputies came across a white male identified as Vincent Anthony Asciutto of Early, Texas walking down the highway. During the interview it was determined he was the one operating the vehicle that had crashed and was intoxicated. He was charged with felony driving while intoxicated.

 

After a lengthy investigation by Mills County investigators, 60 year old José Maria Balencia was arrested for three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and eight counts of indecency with a child. Balencia is still being held in the Mills County jail awaiting trial. On May 16 Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop on 56 year old Valerie Odom Tidwell, during the stop it was discovered that Tidwell was wanted out of Hamilton County, Texas for possession of methamphetamine. Tidwell was placed under arrest and transported to the Mills County jail. On May 22, Mills County deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver on US 84 W. of Goldthwaite. Deputies made contact with the driver as Michel Dieppa Acosta 30 years of age from Austin, Texas. During the stop it was determined that Dieppa Acosta was wanted out of Travis County, Texas for bond forfeiture for the offense of speeding. Dieppa Acosta was placed under arrest and transported the Mills County jail.

 

                    

 

6-18-19
Jun 18, 2019   06:19 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds releases names of individuals arrested during a 10 month drug investigation conducted by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Hammonds said on May 29, 2019 Charles Christopher Cravens, 45 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on 3 felony warrants stemming from the delivery of dangerous drugs. Mills County deputies conducted undercover buys from Cravens in August, October and November of 2018. On This same date Heather Nicole Hampton 30 years of age of Goldthwaite was arrested on a 3rd degree felony charge of delivery of methamphetamine on September 26, 2018. Approximately 2 days later Mills County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted another buy from Hampton for which she was charged with 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone.

 

On June 5,2019 Antonio Bonilla-Flores 31 years of age of Goldthwaite was arrested on  two 3rd degree felony charges of delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone. Mills County Deputies were able to make purchases from Flores in September and November of 2018. Deputies were granted permission to search his residence and discovered that Flores had numerous fraudulent checks that were being mass produced and distributed through various banks. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on this investigation. This investigation when complete will be referred to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

 

On June 6, 2018 Toby Bosquez, 32 years of age, and John Scott Youngblood, 53, both of Goldthwaite where arrested for 3rd degree felony charges for delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone in May of 2019. Youngblood was arrested at his residence on County Road 112 and consent was granted to search the residence and a vehicle. During the search, Mills County Deputies recovered methamphetamine and firearms from Youngblood. Youngblood’s vehicle was seized during the operation as it was used during the felony offense. Douglas Pat Norton, 48 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on a warrant stemming from a search of his residence in December for Possession of THC wax in a drug free zone a 3rd degree felony.

 

Sheriff Hammonds stated that, 50 year old, Timmy Lee Sims of Mullin currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is being held on 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine. Mills County deputies conducted a controlled purchase from Sims in September of 2018.

 

Sheriff Hammonds is requesting the public’s help in finding 32 year old Amber Scheree Sims of Mullin. She is currently wanted for 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. Ashton Alaine Sinast, 32 years of age, formerly of Priddy, Texas is also wanted for 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence as well. If you know where these individuals are located please contact The Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers @ 325-646-1982 or visit them on the web and you could be eligible for cash if these individuals are captured based on your information and you will remain anonymous.

                      

Riewe
Jun 03, 2019   07:59 PM
by Administrator

In August of 2018 The Mills County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services stating there were allegations of physical abuse at Ms. Sharon’s Daycare owned by 59 year old Sharon Riewe in Goldthwaite. Chief Deputy Chris Green, Investigator Stephanie Brown and CPS Investigator Angel Mascareno began an investigation into the allegations. Through numerous interviews with both current and prior attendees of the daycare along with their parents the investigation revealed that there had in fact been instances of physical abuse. The physical abuse involved child victims ranging in age from 3 years to 8 years old. During the investigation it was revealed there had been other allegations of the same nature that had been investigated by the state in 2007 and 2013. As the investigation went on more families came forward to report what their children had experienced. The case was presented to the Mills County Grand Jury in May 2019. The Grand Jury returned indictments on 13 counts of Injury to a Child, 3rd Degree Felonies. On May 11, 2019 Sharon Riewe turned herself in to the Lampasas Police Department and was booked into the Lampasas County Jail on 13 counts of Injury to a Child. She was later released on bonds totaling $10,000.

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