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Covid-19 Drive-Thru testing
Apr 22, 2020   09:33 PM
by Administrator

The Texas Military Department is conducting a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Goldthwaite tomorrow,  April 23, 2020 beginning at 8:00am at the Goldthwaite Fire Station.   The drive-thru testing will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  If you believe that you could have COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call the COVID-19 Testing Call Center at 512-883-2400. You can also register at www.txcovidtesting.org for your drive-thru test.   Once you register online and go through the screening process, you will receive a text message or phone call from the call center to inform you of the time of your appointment. 

 Symptoms of COVID-19 may include, fever (higher than 99.6), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, fatigue, producing sputum, muscle/joint pain, chills, diarrhea, and loss of taste/smell.

4-21-20
Apr 21, 2020   03:17 PM
by Administrator

On 02/02/2020 23 year old Jaxson Carlisle Frager was arrested for a Bond Forfeiture Warrant on the charge of Possession of Marijuana <2oz.  Frager remains in the Mills County Jail on this charge and a hold from Williamson County.

 On 02/03/2020 53 year old Rogelio Sanchez was arrested on an FTA warrant for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more. He was later released on $10,000 bond

On 02/05/2020 53 year old John Scott Youngblood was arrested in Taylor County on a Mills County Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 02/14/2020 36 year old Janice Alena Farmer was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of Marijuana >2oz <4oz and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 >4g <400g. She was later released on $17,500 bond.

On 02/15/2020 49 year old Marshall H Smith was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 >400g and Possession of Marijuana <2oz. He was later released on $11,000 bond.

On 02/17/2020 30 year old Kiya Michelle Butler was arrested in Erath County on a Mills County warrant for Possession of Marijuana <2oz. She was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 02/17/2020 72 year old Elbert Turner was arrested in Taylor County on a Mills County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 02/19/2020 52 year old Kittredge Evans was arrested on a Mills County warrant for Bail Jumping, Failure to Appear, Motion to Adjudicate on Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. He remains in Jail.

On 02/23/2020 51 year old Christie Everett was arrested for 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g, Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility, Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence w/Intent to Impair. She was later released on $55,000 bond.

On 02/26/2020 24 year old Erik Estevan Adame was arrested for Possession of Marijuana <2oz. He was later released on 03/16/2020 after time served.

On 03/03/2020 30 year old Joshua Daniel Harty-Smith was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 >1g <4g, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle. He remai8ns in the Mills County Jail.

On 03/03/2020 28 year old Sara Ann  Duncan was arrested during the same traffic stop as Harty-Smith for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1 >4g <200g. She remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 03/03/2020 31 year old Heather Nicole Hampton was arrested in Texarkana on Mills County Warrants for FTA/ Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone, FTA Delivery of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone, FTA Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft of Property >$750 <$2500. Hampton was returned to Mills County with bonds totaling $218,500. She remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 03/04/2020 42 year old Jeramie Sherman Wyatt Vanover was arrested on a Parole Blue Warrant. He remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 03/05/2020 39 year old Trokecha Rayshon Smith was arrested in Taylor County on a Mills County warrant for Possession of Marijuana. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 03/11/2020 21 year old Landon Andrew Wiedebusch turned himself in to the Comanche County Jail on a Mills County warrant for Criminal Mischief >$2500 <$30,000. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 03/13/2020 23 year old Jordan Ruben Mendoza was arrested on a Mills County warrant for MTA/ Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence w/Intent to Impair. He remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 03/17/2020 63 year old William Lamar Hall was arrested for Assault Causes Bodily Injury/Family Member. He was later released on $2,750 bond.

On 03/20/2020 27 year old Caleb John-Paul Cordell was arrested in Tarrant County on a Mills County warrant for MTA/Sexual Assault of a Child. Bond was denied and Cordell was transferred back to Mills County Jail.

                                    

2-5-2020
Feb 05, 2020   10:12 PM
by Administrator

On 12/02/2019 Deputies Brown and Fincher responded to a report of a subject that had pointed a handgun and threatened two workers at a local RV Park. After speaking with witnesses Deputies learned that the subject had gone into one of the trailers. Deputies were able to locate and take into custody 65 year old Timothy Stovall. Stovall was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair. Stovall was later released on PR bonds totaling $25,000.

On 12/05/2019 30 year old Ashton Alaine Sinast was arrested on Mills County warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance W/Intent to Deliver, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG1 >4g <200g, Bail Jumping/FTA, Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions. Sinast was later released on Bonds totaling $33,500.

On 12/10/2019 35 year old Adam Byron Coston was arrested in Bell County on Mills County warrants for Burglary of a Building and Criminal Trespass. Coston was later released on $6,000 bond.

On 12/11/2019 Mills County Deputies arrested 38 year old Patrick Gonzales for an assault that had occurred earlier at a local meet packing plant. Gonzales was charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury. Gonzales was later released on $2,750 bond.

On 12/13/2019 19 year old Jaycee Lynne Lenz was sentence by the 35th District Court to serve 90 days in County Jail as a condition of probation on her charge of Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant.

On 12/16/2019 The Mills County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a reckless driver on FM 2005. Deputies responded to the area and the vehicle was located. As a result of the investigation 37 year old Ashley Ferguson was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Ferguson was later released on $1,500 bond.

On 12/21/2019 31 year old Cody Lee Porter was arrested on a Brown County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone/ Motion to Adjudicate. Porter was later transferred to Brown County.

On 12/26/2019 24 year old Erik Alexander Brudeseth turned himself in to the Mills County Jail after being sentenced to 30 days confinement by the 35th District Court.

On 12/26/2019 Deputy George 'Son' Drake attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US Hwy 84 East and CR 230. The driver of the vehicle, identified as a white male subject, exited the vehicle and took off on foot. The female passenger, later identified as 29 year old ANNIE ROSE LEWIS got into the driver seat of the vehicle and evaded Deputy Drake in the vehicle continuing on CR 230. Deputy Drake later located the vehicle further on the same road. Lewis was no longer inside of the vehicle but was later located hiding under a piece of large machinery near where she abandoned the vehicle. LEWIS was arrested and charged with Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair, Evading Arrest/Detention W/Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle. Upon closer inspection of the vehicle, it was discovered that the rear license plate had been altered and that the vehicle was stolen out of Bell County. The male driver has been identified and charges are pending.

On 01/06/2020 Deputy Brown conducted a traffic stop on a motor home traveling on Hwy 183. During the stop Deputy Brown noticed the odor of burnt Marijuana. During the subsequent investigation multiple forms of narcotics were located along with several weapons. As a result of the investigation the driver, 65 year old Jed William Dowis, was arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Evading Arrest/Detention, Possession of Marijuana >2oz <4oz, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG 2 >4g <400g. The passenger,  63 year old Linda Marie Dowis, was arrested and charged with four counts of Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of Marijuana >2oz <4oz, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g, Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG 2 >4g <400g. They were later released on bonds totaling $94,700 and $92,700.

On 01/07/2020 26 year old Reynaldo Mendoza was arrested in Brown County on a Mills County warrant for MTR/DWI. Mendoza was released on $1,000 bond.

On 01/07/2020 33 year old Charlie Manley was arrested in Brazos County on a Mills County warrant for FTA/Reckless Driving. Manley was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 01/07/2019 45 year old Chad Broom was arrested in Tarrant County on a Mills County warrant for MTA/Possession of a Controlled Substance. Broom was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 01/08/2019 Deputy Drake conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Goldthwaite. As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation 35 year old Candy Jo Norwood was arrested and charged with Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair, Prohibited Substance/Item in a Correctional Facility, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, and Mills County warrants for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Interfere W/Emergency Request for Assistance, Criminal Mischief >$100 <$750, and Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon/ Surety Withdrawal. Norwood remains in the Mills County Jail on Bonds totaling $82,500.  

On 01/08/2020 DPS Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. As a result of the stop and subsequent investigation the driver, 38 year old Ramah Sussane Stanard was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, and the passenger, 24 year old Jordan Paige Patterson was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, Possession of a Controlled Substance >1g <4g, Pamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Stanard was later released on $15,000 bond and Patterson was released on $27,500.

On 01/08/2020 35 year old Adam Wayne Coston was arrested during District Court on Mills County Warrants for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Convictions, and MTR/DWI 2nd. Coston was released on $2,410.

On 01/11/2020 31 year old Kelley Scott Covey was arrested for Criminal Trespass. Covey was later released on $1,000 PR bond.

On 01/14/2020 18 year old Carson Kelley was transported back to Mills County from Bastrop County after being arrested there on a Mills County warrant for MTA/Fabricate Evidence W/Intent to Impair. Kelley remains in the Mills County Jail on $50,000 bond.

On 01/16/2020 24 year old Erik Estavan Adame was arrested in Zapata County on a Mills County warrant for MTR/Possession of Marijuana <2oz. Adame was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 01/16/2020 29 year old Camille Cecile Bauer was arrested in Killeen on a Mills County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. Bauer was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 01/16/2020 47 year old Christopher Carranza was arrested in Madison County on a Mills County warrant for Theft by Check. Carranza was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 01/17/2020 27 yea4r5 old Martha Dawn Lawhon was returned to Mills County from TDCJ on a Bench Warrant to face charges of Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence. Lawhon remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 01/21/2020 34 year old Jack Cameron was arrested for MTR/Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled W/Intent Bodily Injury. Cameron remains in the Mills County Jail.

On 01/22/2020 64 year old Bobby Eugene Gwinn was sentence to probation and SAFEP in the 35th District Court on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. Gwinn remains in the Mills County Jail awaiting transport to TDCJ.

On 01/22/2020 55 year old Gail Evelyn Reeves was sentenced to SAFEP in the 35th District Court on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >4g <200g. Reeves remains in the Mills County Jail awaiting transport to TDCJ.

On 01/30/2020 Deputy Mulloy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Hwy 84. During the stop and after the subsequent investigation 46 year old James Travis King was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana >4oz <5lbs. King was later released on $7,500 bond.

On 01/28/2020 53 year old Robin Tedford Williams was returned from US Marshalls custody to Mills County awaiting trial on Mills County charge of Man/Del Controlled Substance PG1 >4g <200g.

                                                    

Vandalism
Dec 11, 2019   05:03 PM
by Administrator

Recently, the Mills County Sheriff’s Office has taken reports of vandalism to county property. The primary areas that have been affected are around County Roads 430, CR 432, and CR 550. If anyone has any information regarding the person(s) responsible, please contact the Mills County Sheriff’s Office at 325-648-2245 or Crime Stoppers at 325-646-1982 or www.heartoftexascrimestoppers.org.

  

12-11-19
Dec 11, 2019   04:41 PM
by Administrator

On 09/04/2019 at approximately 10:37, Deputy Johnny Brown and Investigator John Fincher responded to a call referencing a welfare check on a male subject. Caller advised dispatch that a man was standing on the side of a residential road waving his arms around and talking to himself, acting strange. Upon arrival, Deputies identified the subject as 35 year old ROBERT DALE HARLAN. HARLAN was acting as if he was under the influence of a controlled substance. HARLAN was found to be in possession of methamphetamine on his persons that he voluntarily surrendered to Deputies. HARLAN was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, PG1 <1 gram in a Drug Free Zone. He was released several days later on $10,000 bond.

On 09/10/2019 Investigator John Fincher transported 42 year old SHIMIKA MARTINEZ from the Guadalupe County Jail to Mills County for a warrant for the charge of Burglary of a Habitation. Martinez was released several days later on $25,000 bond.

On September 6, 2019 at approximately 13:30 Investigator Stephanie Brown arrested 48 year old MICHAEL PAUL DALTON for the offense of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements - 3rd Degree Felony, when DALTON turned himself into the Mills County Jail. He was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 09/06/2019 Deputy Bruce Mulloy transported 34 year old ANDREW LEE HEATH from Brown County to the Mills County Jail on a Mills County warrant for the charge of Failure to Appear – Theft by Check. Heath sat out his punishment in jail and was released on 09/25/2019.

On 09/07/2019 Deputy Bruce Mulloy answered a call in Mullin regarding a wanted subject. 29 year old CORY DON BAKER was arrested on a Mills County warrant for Assault Cause Bodily Injury. Baker was released the next day on $3,000 bond.

On 09/13/2019 Mills County Deputies arrested 32 year old KRYSTAL MICHELLE DOTSON at a residence in Mullin. DOTSON was arrested for several Security Withdrawal warrants with charges including Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1 >4 grams <200 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1 gram and Delivery of Marijuana <1/4 oz. During a consensual search of her living space a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine and a firearm were located and further charges are pending. DOTSON remains in jail on bonds totaling $42,500.

On 09/14/2019 Deputy Son Drake conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 183 South. During a consensual search of the vehicle Deputy Drake located a small quantity of Methamphetamine. 48 year old DEANNA SUE BERBERICH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1 gram. BERBERICH remains ion the Mills County Jail on $5,000 bond.

On 09/18/2019 26 year old STEPHEN PRESCOT SOTO-THORNHILL came to the Mills County Jail to visit an inmate. During a routine records check it was found that SOTO-THORNHILL had a warrant out of Erath County for Failure to Appear/Driving While Intoxicated. SOTO-THORNHILL was released the next day on $10,000 bond.

On 09/20/2019 20 year old MAKAYLA TURNER was arrested in Bastrop County on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Motion to Set Aside Pretrial Diversion/Possession of Fictitious Driver’s License. Turner was release from Bastrop County on $4,000 bond.

On 09/26/2019 36 year old JODIE LORAINE GRIFFIN was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1 gram and Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information.  Griffin was released several weeks later on bond.

On 09/27/2019 39 year old PEDRO EMMANUEL MARTINEZ turned himself in to the Mills County Jail. He was ordered to jail as part of an Order Amending Probation by the 35th District Court. On 11/08/2019 Martinez was transported to Texas Department Criminal Justice Institutional Division.

On 10/07/2019 46 year old TAMMY LYNN DOTSON was arrested in Brown County on a Mills County warrant for Theft of Property >$100 <$750. Dotson was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 10/07/2019 37 year old PATRICK GONZALES was arrested for Criminal Mischief <$100. Gonzales was released days later after sitting out his fine. 

On 10/13/2019 34 year old CANDY JO NORWOOD turned herself in to the Brown County Jail on a Mills County warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. NORWOOD was released days later on $50,000 bond.

On 10/20/2019 Deputy Bruce Mulloy responded to a report of an assault in Goldthwaite. During the investigation 51 year old MOSES FERNANDO VALENCIA was arrested for Assault Causes Bodily Injury /Family Member and Criminal Trespass. VALENCIA was released several days later on $4,500 bond.

On 10/26/2019 Deputy Son Drake responded to a one vehicle accident. During the investigation consent was given to search the vehicle. As a result of the investigation 17 year old ABRAM TRINIDAD ESTRADA was arrested for possession of marijuana <2 oz. ESTRADA was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 10/26/2019 Deputy Son Drake conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Hwy 183 South. As a result of the stop 37 year old ALEXANDERIA JEAN HERRERA was arrested for Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Wrong/Fictitious/Altered or Obscured Registration. HERRERA was later released on $850 bond.

On 10/27/2019 Deputy Son Drake arrested 29 year old FELIPE PENALOZA-LOPEZ for a Dallas County warrant for Bond Forfeiture/Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1 gram. PENALOZA-LOPEZ was later released after posting a cash bond.

On 10/30/2019 45 year old TANYA JO NORTON was arrested for Motion to Revoke/Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 <1 gram. NORTON later plead to a prison sentence and was transported to Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On 11/06/2019 Sheriff Clint Hammonds conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Hwy 16 North. As a result of the stop 25 year old TODD ALLEN STEWART was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1 gram < 4 grams, and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence. Stewart was later released after posting $85,000 bond.

On 11/07/2019 46 year old BERRY HOUSTON BALLARD turned himself in to the Mills County Jail on a Pardon/Parole warrant for DWI 3rd or more. BALLARD was later transported to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

On 11/12/2019 44 year old ROXANNE GWENN ADAMS was arrested in Taylor County on a Mills County warrant for Unpaid Judgement from Court with an original charge of Possession of Marijuana < 2oz. ADAMS was later released after posting a cash bond.

On 11/13/2019 29 year old VINCENT ANTHONY ASCIUTTO was sentenced to prison in the 35 District Court. ASCIUTTO was released 23 days later on an appeal bond.

On 11/15/2019 Deputies responded to a call of a female being held against her will in a vehicle travelling from Comanche. The vehicle was located and as a result 17 year old ABEL SANTIAGO CRUZ was arrested for Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence, Unlawful Restraint, Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, and No Driver’s License. The female was unharmed.

On 11/16/2019 Deputy Son Drake conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Hwy 16 South. As a result of a consensual search of the vehicle 23 year old LUCAS SHELBY TALASH was arrested for Possession of Marijuana < 2oz. TALASH was later released after posting $1,000 bond.

On 11/16/2019 26 year old JOSHUA LEROY LOZANA turned himself into the Mills County Jail to lay out fines on charges of Driving While License Invalid and Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility. LOZANO was release after 9 days.

On 11/21/2019 Deputy Son Drake conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Hwy 84 West. As a result of the stop 25 year old BENNY FAY LEACH JR was arrested on a Brown County warrant for Child Support. LEACH was release3d days later after posting $1,500 bond.

On 11/25/2019 27 year old ALEXANDERA BRYSON was arrested in Comanche County on a Mills County warrant for Possession of Marijuana < 2oz. BRYSON was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 11/25/2019 51 year old KITTREDGE EVANS was arrested in Travis County on a Mills County warrant for Failure to Appear/Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 < 1gram. EVANS was later released on $30,000 bond.

On 11/26/2019 PABLO DAVILA was arrested in Tarrant County for a Mills County warrant for Theft of Property <$100 and Theft of Service <$100. Davila was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 11/27/2019 Deputy Johnny Brown transported 23 year old TYLER ALEXANDER MAY from the Roberson Unit of TDCJ in Abilene back to Mills County on warrants for two counts of Burglary of a Habitation. MAY remain in the Mills County Jail.

On 11/30/2019 25 year old BRIAN WAYNE HOPSON turned himself into the Mills County Jail to serve a 15 day sentence as a condition of probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 >400 grams. 

                                                      

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.

6-3-19
Jun 03, 2019   03:19 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports the following arrests for the month of April 2019. On April 4, Mills County deputies arrested 30 year old Norma Correra of Goldthwaite on a warrant for motion to adjudicate felony injury to the elderly. Correra posted a $10,000 bond and was released from the Mills County jail. On this same date, 53-year-old Kelly Knight of Goldthwaite was arrested for failure to appear on a felony injury to the elderly case. Knight has since been sentenced to five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On April 8, Mills County deputies obtained consent to search a residence in Goldthwaite resulting in the arrest of 41-year-old Cody Ray Odom for the offense of possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone and felony possession of steroids. On April 10, during District Court, 28 year old Adalberto DeLeon was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft of livestock out of Bosque County, Texas. On April 16, Erik Alexander Brudeseth, 23 of Round Rock, Texas, was arrested on a warrant for motion to adjudicate possession of a controlled substance. On April 17, Andrew Lee Heath, 34 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on a warrant for motion to adjudicate theft by check. On April 18, Mills County deputies stopped a driver for a speeding violation. The driver, Melissa Ann Smitheram, 26 years of age from Denver, Colorado, and passenger, 23-year-old Christopher Rollerson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were both arrested for multiple drug charges. Charges include possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance less than 1g and possession of a controlled substance less than 400grams. On April 20th as the result of a burglary investigation, 26 year old Cheryl Lee Minard of Mullin and Lancer Cheyenne Teague, 32, of Comanche were arrested for multiple burglaries of a habitation and building and 2 counts of theft of a firearm.  Minard was also charged for possession of methamphetamine.

                  

5-20-19
May 20, 2019   09:03 PM
by Administrator

On March 1st, at approximately 11:30 PM, Mills County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Farm Road 218. Deputies identified the driver as 34 year old Candy Jo Norwood of Goldthwaite. During the course of the crash investigation Norwood was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.  Also in the vehicle, was 54-year-old Corbin Wood of Bangs, Texas who was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia.  On March 4, 49 year old, Daniel Miles Ridge, of Austin, Texas was arrested on a warrant for motion to revoke probation for the offense of driving while intoxicated third or more. On March 7, Mills County deputies served a bench warrant on Leroy Pickens Junior, 56, of Brownwood for the offense of possession of a controlled substance. On March 9, Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of 26 year old Zachary Rian Hunnicutt of Fentress, Texas for the offense of possession of a controlled substance. On March 10th, Mills County deputies conducted a stop on a vehicle in Goldthwaite resulting in the arrest of José Morales, 21, of San Antonio for the offense of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana less than 5 pounds. On March 11th, Mills County deputies arrested 26-year-old Joshua Ryan Vandyke of Austin, Texas for the offense of possession of marijuana and driving while license invalid. On March 13th, 42-year-old John Westley Gossett, of Mullin, was arrested for fail to appear on a possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and then a surety withdrawal for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. On March 14th, at approximately 6:50 PM, Mills County deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Texas Highway 16 south of Goldthwaite. Deputies arrived on scene and identified two adult victims one female one male. The female had been assaulted and had visible injuries. The male victim stated that the suspect, 61-year-old Thomas Emanuel Hartley of Fairfield, Texas had pulled a pistol on him and threatened him. Deputies were able to locate and seize the firearm used in the course of the offense and Hartley was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a family member. It was also determined that 64-year-old Sherri Wynette Hunt of Jonestown, Texas was an aggressor in the assault  and was arrested and charged with assault against a family member.

 

On March 15th, Mills County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a report of a possible intoxicated driver on US 84 west of Goldthwaite. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and make contact with the driver identified as Cheyenne Frances Weems, 29 years of age, from Abilene, Texas. During the course of the stop it was determined that Weems was intoxicated and was placed in the patrol car. When deputies went back to speak with Weems while in the patrol car they noticed some white pills that had been discarded.  Further investigation revealed that Weems was in possession of several controlled substances in which she was charged in addition to the charge of driving while intoxicated and tampering with evidence. On March16th, 23-year-old Julian Newman of Georgetown, Texas was arrested on a Mills County warrant charging him for the offense of duty on striking a fixture. On March 19th, at approximately 7:45 AM, Mills County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle accident on US Highway 84 W. of Mullin. Deputies arrived and identified the driver and three passengers as Robert Jay Rodgers, 29 of Wichita Falls, Texas; R C Haynes III, 26 of Houston; Nakeem Lakarr Evans, 23 of Killeen; and Kevin Baines Jr, 23 of Houston, Texas.  As soon as deputies made contact with the occupants, they could smell the strong odor of marijuana inside the car. A probable cause search revealed the individuals were in possession of a controlled substance in addition to marijuana and there was a firearm located in the vehicle.  All individuals were charged with various drug offenses and Evans was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon. On March 23rd, Mills County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop on 30 year old Amber Lee Bouscher of Austin, Texas. During the contact, deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and discovered that she was in possession of methamphetamine and placed under arrest. Justin Clifford Anderson, 39, of Austin was also arrested out of the vehicle for knowingly altering a license plate.

 

On March 24th, Joe Louis Silvas, 26 years of age, from Los Lunas, New Mexico was extradited back to Mills County on a Governors warrant charging him with failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance. On March 25th, Robert Hunter, 49, of Port Arthur, Texas was arrested for failure to appear driving while license invalid. On March 26th, Mills County Sheriff's office received a complaint of individual possibly smoking marijuana at the Eagles nest RV Park located on Fisher Street. Mills County deputies located the unit and found that Drew Leslie Wilson, 52, of Goldthwaite was in fact smoking marijuana. Wilson granted deputies consent to search his camper and surrendered all of his marijuana of which he was arrested for. On March 27th, as a result of 35th District Court, Brandi Spivey, 38, of Goldthwaite was sentenced to 15 months in state jail for the offense of possession of methamphetamine.

                                        

4-3-19
Apr 04, 2019   02:43 PM
by Administrator

Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports that on January 24, 2019 as a result of an investigation conducted by the Mills County Sheriff's office.  17-year-old Joshua Butterfras of Goldthwaite, Texas was arrested for possession of a firearm on school property which is a 3rd degree Felony. On February 2, 45-year-old Freddie Lee Scott III of Merkel Texas was arrested for the offense of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 5, 2019 Mills County deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Lynn Street in Goldthwaite. Jerry Lee Fickinger, 63 years of age, of Goldthwaite was arrested for public intoxication and class C assault and transported to the Mills County jail. February 8, 2019 Timothy Wayne Cox Jr. was arrested during a traffic stop for the offense of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 8, 2019, Philip Cody Stevens, 28, of Goldthwaite was arrested for a warrant charging the offense of driving while intoxicated from a previous incident. On February 10 of 2019 Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of,  24 year old, Chazz Lee Olivarez of Killeen Texas for possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, and driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. February 13, 2019, Mills County Sheriff deputies were on routine patrol in the 900 block of Roseman Street in Goldthwaite. Deputies noticed a vehicle parked in the street that was not within 18 inches of the curb. Deputies approached the apartment and knocked on the door to make contact with individuals of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the residence. The occupants of the residence denied consent to search the property, therefore a search warrant was obtained and executed for the apartment. The following individuals were arrested: Walter Franklin Wilson, 25, of Goldthwaite was charged with prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia; 21 year old Brandon Wayne Horton of Mullin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and finally 25-year-old Kayla Nicole Bagley, 25, of Coleman, Texas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. All individuals were taken into custody and have since satisfied most charges. On February 18, 2019 Nathan Crye, 33 years of age, of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant charging him with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  He has since made bond and has been released from jail pending trial. February 18, 2019 Mills County deputies were dispatched to US 84 E. of Goldthwaite, Texas in regards to a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road. Mills County deputies responded and located the described vehicle and were able to stop and make contact with the driver.  As a result of the stop, Charlie Manley, 32 of Bryan, Texas was arrested for the offense of reckless driving and transported to the Mills County jail. On February 21, 2019 Ivan Israel Garcia Jimenez, 20, of Goldthwaite, Texas was stopped for a traffic offense in Goldthwaite and arrested for the offense of no driver's license and possession of drug paraphernalia. On February 21, 2019 John David Ritter, 38, of Goldthwaite was arrested for motion to revoke; driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 25, 2019 Michael William Bright, 32, of Brownwood Texas was arrested during a traffic stop for the following offenses: driving while license invalid with a previous conviction, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 3 less than 28g. On February 25, 2019 Victoria Lynn Keck, 30 years of age, from Copperas Cove, Texas was arrested on a warrant charging her for the offense of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.

                            

3-19-19
Mar 21, 2019   01:45 PM
by Administrator

On January 1, 2019 Mills County deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress at a residence here in Goldthwaite. Deputies arrived and arrested 33-year-old Edward Gonzalez and 25-year-old Jacob Martinez both of Goldthwaite for disorderly conduct in public intoxication. On January 4, 2019 20-year-old Caleb Kenneth Vincent was arrested on a warrant for motion to revoke for the charge of driving while license invalid. On January 9, 2019 Cody Lee Porter 20 of Mullin Texas was arrested for a warrant for motion to revoke for the offense of driving while intoxicated. On this same date 33-year-old Nathan Crye of Goldthwaite turned himself in to Mills County authorities for the offense of injuries to the elderly person and assault family violence strangulation. On January 15, 2019 Mills County Sheriff's office arrested 43-year-old Billy Wayne Phillips of Baytown Texas for prohibited sexual conduct and fails to comply with sex offender registration. On January 22, 2019 Mills County Sheriff deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lynch Street in Goldthwaite. Deputies arrested 48-year-old José Jesus Flores of Robstown, Texas for the offense of public intoxication. On January 23, 2019 Mills County Sheriff's deputies arrested 47 year old Edward Eugene Hodo of Mullin, Texas for the offense of driving while and intoxicated. On January 26 as a result of an ongoing investigation involving the tampering of identification numbers on a truck 40 year old Jacob James Hill of Blanco, Texas was arrested for the offense of tampering with identification numbers. The vehicle in question has been seized in a hearing will be set during the course of the criminal trial to determine the actual ownership of the vehicle. On January 20, 2019 35th District Judge Steve Ellis remanded 67-year-old Raymond Gonzalez Diaz of Early, Texas to the Mills County jail to await a mental competency evaluation. Also on this same date Thomas Eduardo Garza 23 years of age from Lockhart, Texas was arrested for failure to appear possession of marijuana. Also on this date Mills County deputies arrested 36 year old Christopher Monroe of Round Rock, Texas for the offense of possession of marijuana over 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds.

                      

1-28-19
Jan 28, 2019   01:54 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported several investigations and arrests from November thru December 2018. On November 5, 2018 Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a report of an assault that occurred between two employees at a local business. As a result 40 year old Jeramie S. Vanover of Goldthwaite was arrested for the offense of assault causes bodily injury. Then on 11/08/2018, Vanover was again arrested for parole warrants for the offense of #1. Manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and #2. Burglary of a habitation. On 11/07/2018, during 35th District Court 56 year old Leroy Pickens Jr. of Brownwood was arrested for a felony warrant out of Travis County for the offense Assault on a Family Member/Strangulation. November 14, 2018, 50 year old Timmy Lee Sims of Mullin, TX was arrested on a warrant for motion to revoke probation for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. On November 19, 2018, Mills County deputies responded to a call of runaways from New Horizons Ranch that had been seen in Goldthwaite. A deputy made contact with the individuals and 3 out of the 4 fled on foot. Deputies were finally able to detain them on a ranch off of FM 574. During the course of trying to apprehend them one sheriff’s office vehicle was damaged. All were juveniles except for 17 year old Keith Tuck, who was arrested and charged with #1. Harboring a Runaway and #2. Evading Arrest or Detention. On November 20, 2018, Mills County authorities arrested 64 year old Robert Joe Hopper of Priddy, Texas for the offense of 4 counts of Indecency with a Child Through Sexual Contact. The investigation began after a young child made an outcry against Hopper and Mills County Investigators conducted a child advocate interview. On 11/23/2018 32 year old John Hays Stockton III was bench warranted back to Mills County for the offense of Motion to Revoke / Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon. On 11/29/2018, 35 year old Ricky Lee Turner of Gatesville was arrested for a warrant charging Assault on a Family Member and made bond shortly afterwards.

 

On December 12, 2018, 19 year old Tyler Tindell of Mart, Texas was arrested on a warrant for Motion to Revoke Probation/Burglary of a Habitation. On December 19, 2018, Mills County Deputies responded to the Dollar General on Priddy Road regarding to female shoplifters. Deputies arrived and made contact with 2 females that were in a vehicle about to leave. The individuals were identified as 52 year old Valerie Lynn Waller and 61 year old Nicolia Ann Summers, both of Brownwood, Texas. During the course of the investigation deputies saw a marijuana pipe lying on the console between the 2 occupants. A probable cause search revealed marijuana as well as a substantial amount of methamphetamine in the vehicle. The entire vehicle was full of items from different stores that had the price tags still on them. Both individuals admitted that they had been stealing items from Wal-Mart and dollar stores that day from Gatesville to Goldthwaite. Summers was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Waller was charged with tampering with evidence, Possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. On December 21, 2018, at approximately 0900 Mills County deputies responded to a report of disturbance at a residence in Mullin, Texas. Upon arrival Deputies interviewed a female witness that had visible injuries consistent with strangulation. 47 year old Shane Eric McKee was placed under arrest for felony Assault on a Family Member/Strangulation.  At approximately 1:15 PM, 49 year old Matthew James Jackson of Goldthwaite was stopped by Mills County deputies for operating a vehicle without a license. Deputies are familiar with Jackson and knew that he did not have an operator’s license. Jackson was placed under arrest for no driver’s license and during the course of this arrest Jackson was found to be in possession of marijuana and was charged with that offense as well. Then at approximately 7:48 PM, Mills County deputies were following behind a vehicle on US 84 west and observed the driver swerving off and onto the roadway. Deputies stopped the driver and found that 25 year old Joshua Nathan Nichols of Seminole, Texas was intoxicated with an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. Nichols was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to jail. On December 27, 2018, at approximately 6:36 PM deputies responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver traveling from San Saba towards Goldthwaite. The driver was located, followed and observed and found that the driver was erratic in the operation of the vehicle. Deputies stopped the vehicle and found that 70 year old Ganelle Ann Wingren of Goldthwaite was intoxicated. Wingren was placed under arrest for the offense of driving while intoxicated. On December 30, 2018 at approximately 3:44 PM, deputies responded to a report of a minor two vehicle accident in the 100 Block of Fisher Street in Goldthwaite. Deputies approached one of the vehicles involved and immediately smelt the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. During the search numerous controlled substances were seized including cocaine. Individuals charged with felony possession of a controlled substance are identified as Jared Brice Pevehouse 25 years of age and 30 year old Shelly Yvonne Moor both of Lubbock, Texas.

                              

9-4-18
Sep 04, 2018   02:08 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports several arrests, beginning with three on August 8, 2018.  Mary Keck 38 of Austin, Texas was arrested on a warrant stemming from driving while license invalid and has since posted bond. Cecilia Rangel Mata 20 of Austin, Texas was stopped for driving 93 M.P.H. in a 75 M.P.H. zone. Deputies approached the vehicle and immediately smelled burning marijuana emitting from inside. Mata was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and made bond the following day. Later that same evening, 22 year old Thomas Edwardo Garza Sr. of Austin was stopped on US 84 east of Goldthwaite for fail to dim headlamps at approaching vehicles. Contact was made with Garza where he immediately became uncooperative with Deputies. Garza would not identify himself so he was removed from the vehicle and placed into handcuffs. Garza later admitted that he did not possess a driver’s license and during the deputies patting down Garza for weapons he was found to be in possession of marijuana. Garza was charged with possession of marijuana and placed in the Mills County Jail.

On August 21 thru the 23rd Mills County Deputies spent most of the week testifying in a possession of methamphetamine and endangering a child case in the 35th Judicial District Court. Former Mills County resident, Justin Allen Lee 36 years of age stood trial before Judge Stephen Ellis stemming from a search warrant that was executed in 2017 on Farm Road 572. As a result of the trial Lee was sentenced by Judge Ellis to a total of 50 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Also on August 21, 2018 36 year old Phillip Eugene Jones of Goldthwaite turned himself into the Mills County Jail for a parole violation and is still currently in custody. On August 25, 2018, 40 year old Edward Evans of Mullin was stopped for an equipment violation on Fisher Street. During the contact, the Deputy could smell the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Evans surrendered the remaining marijuana in his possession and was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana in a drug free zone. On August 29, 2018 24 year old Brian Wayne Hopson of Denver, CO was arrested for a warrant for failure to appear on possession of a controlled substance and since made bond. On this same date, 23 year old Christopher Scott Kistner was arrested on Fourth Street for driving while license suspended. On August 31, 2018, at approximately 10:00 PM, deputies were dispatched to a car accident in the 1400 block of Queen Street. Deputies arrived and found that a vehicle had drove through a residence and the driver had fled the scene. The driver was identified as 25 year old Kiefer Lee Wilson of Goldthwaite. Citizens and deputies began looking for Wilson and he was spotted several times but continued to elude deputies until approximately 1:45 AM where he was found on a bicycle and arrested for public intoxication. This case is still under investigation and further charges may be pending.

Finally on September 1, 2018, deputies responded to a report of man with a gun on Fisher Street and arrived and found that the victim was on an adjacent property shooting guns. Victim stated 33 year old Joseph Charles Valadez, manager of the Eagles Nest RV Park in Goldthwaite, had displayed some type of rifle and made some aggressive comments towards the victim and his family. Valadez was placed under arrest for the offense of Deadly Conduct and several firearms were seized from the residence. This case is still ongoing and investigators will look into the option also of indicting Valadez for felony aggravated assault charges in the 35th Judicial District Court. Valadez was taken into custody and made bond the next day.

                    

8-21-18
Aug 21, 2018   01:54 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported that on August 10th at approximately 10:45 P.M. deputies with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in Goldthwaite. Deputies were following up on a Crime Stoppers report of illegal drugs being distributed from a residence located at 86 TX16 South. Two apartments were searched during the investigation resulting in the seizure of approximately 9 grams of methamphetamines and an indoor marijuana grow. There were approximately 9 marijuana plants being grown in the residence. The grow lights and other contraband were seized during the search. Sheriff Hammonds said "My deputies did an awesome job on this case and I foresee other arrests in the future." Those arrested were 30 year old Heather Nicole Hampton of Goldthwaite, who arrived during the execution of the search warrant, and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine in her vehicle along with two residents who were identified as 68 year old Shari Taylor and 49 year old Matthew Jackson. Both were charged with possession of marijuana and felony possession of methamphetamine.

    

    

Sheriff's Report
Aug 07, 2018   08:13 AM
by Administrator

On 6/30/18 Deputy Daniel Garza responded to a report of a male subject attempting to pay for merchandise with counterfeit money. Deputy Garza identified the male as 61 year old Ronald Hartley. Hartley had attempted to pay for the merchandise with a counterfeit $100 bill. Deputy Garza found that Hartley had several more of the bills in his possession which he claimed he had received after selling some vehicle parts. Hartley was unable to pay for the merchandise he had already received. Deputy Garza arrested Hartley for Forgery and Theft of Service. Hartley was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 7/04/2018 a Search Warrant was served on a residence located on CR 310 in Goldthwaite. During the search warrant several firearms were recovered including stolen firearms from a recent Burglary of a Habitation in Mills County. There was also a small amount of Methamphetamine recovered in the Home. As a result of the search warrant an Arrest Warrant for Theft of a Firearm/Enhanced was issued for 41 year old Jason Higginbotham. Higginbotham was later arrested on the warrant by Deputy Daniel Garza during a traffic stop. Higginbotham was later released on $15,000 bond.

On 7/13/2018 27 year old William Holman was arrested in Dewitt County on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Driving While License Invalid. Holman was later released on $2,000 bond

On 7/18/18 Chief Deputy Chris Green arrested 23 year old Nathan Gonzales after he was sentenced to 12 months State Jail and 5 years TDC time in District Court.

On 7/19/2018 33 year old Andrew Heath turned himself in to the Mills County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Theft by Check. Heath was later released on $1,000 bond.

On 7/19/18 18 year old Jaycee Lenz was arrested in Brown County on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Motion to Adjudicate/ Assault on a Peace Officer. Lenz was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 7/23/18 Deputy Johnny Brown, Investigator Stephanie Brown and Deputy John Fincher were directing traffic on Hwy 84 West at FM 573 during the fire outside Zephyr. Investigator Brown noticed a red Ford Focus with its windows down as they approached the roadblock. Investigator noticed the smell of burnt Marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputy Brown continued the investigation and after a probable cause search of the vehicle numerous drug paraphernalia items were located along with glass jar containing Marijuana. During the search a firearm was also located. One of the passengers, 21 year old Elija Parker claimed all of the items belonged to him. Parker was arrested for Possession of Marijuana <2oz and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Parker was later released on $3,500 bonds.

On 7/28/18 41 year old Ronnie Myers was served with two arrest warrants while he was serving weekends on charges of Violation of a Protective Order. The warrants, from Mills County, were for Violation of Bond/Violation of Protective Order and Violation of Bond/Protective Order/Motion to Adjudicate. Myers was later released on $2,000 bond.

On 8/01/2018 30 year old Jessica Hansen was sentenced during District Court to 6 months State Jail time for Possession of a Controlled Substance <1g.

On 8/01/18 34 year old Charis Threats was sentenced during District Court to Safe P and 10 months deferred probation on a Possession of a Controlled Substance = 400 GRAMS charge.

On 8/02/2018 Investigator Stephanie Brown conducted a traffic stop on a red Dodge truck. The driver was identified as 31 year old Valerie Stegemoller. During the stop it was determined that Stegemoller was driving on a suspended license, did not have current vehicle insurance and the registration was expired on the vehicle. Stegemoller was arrested on these charges. Stegemoller was later released on $2,000 bond. 

              

7/5/2018
Jul 05, 2018   03:43 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Hammonds reports several arrests during the end of April through the end of June.

On 4/25/2018 Deputy Johnny Brown arrested 31 year old Chasity Davis after she was returned from Travis County to the Mills County Jail on a warrant  for Motion to Revoke on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1<1g. Davis was sentenced by the District Court to serve 9 months in State Jail.

On 4/25/2018 Mills County Judge sentenced 44 year old Victor Bostick to 30 days in the Mills County Jail for a charge of Resisting Arrest.

On 4/30/2018 Deputy Johnny Brown conducted a traffic stop on a reported suspicious vehicle. It was determined that the call was related to an ongoing verbal dispute between to individuals via Instagram. During the investigation it was determined that the driver, 24 year old Reynaldo Mendoza was driving on a suspended Florida License. Mendoza was placed under arrest. Mendoza was later released on $1,500 bond.

On 5/03/2018 29 year old Ruben Mendez was returned to the Mills County Jail from Reeves County for outstanding Mills County Warrants for Bail Jumping/Failure to Appear.

On 5/09/2018 27 year old Regina Saranglao and 33 year old Dustin Beardsley-Cox turned themselves in to the Mills County Jail on outstanding warrants for Possession of Marijuana. They were later released on $1,000 PR bond.

On 5/09/2018 32 year old Kendra Lee turned herself into the Mills County Jail on a Mills County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1. She was released on $5,000 bond.

On 5/21/2018 Deputy Johnny Brown conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan passenger car on Hwy 183 South. The vehicles driver was identified as 28 year old Tyler Mutz along with a passenger identified as 28 year old Krystal Thornton. During a consensual search of the vehicle drug paraphernalia was located. Both were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Mutz was arrested for Driving While License Invalid. She was later released on $1,000 PR bond.

On 5/21/2018 36 year old Justin Lee was ordered into custody by District Judge Steve Ellis during court. Judge Ellis raised Lee’s bonds on his original drug and Child Endangerment charges after it was learned that Lee had been arrested on several new Felony charges in Tom Green County after Lee led Law Enforcement on a multi County chase. Lee remains in custody.

On 6/02/2018 Deputy Daniel Garza responded to a report of a reckless driver on Hwy 183 South. Deputy Garza located the vehicle in the Goldthwaite City Park. Deputy Garza identified the driver and passengers and after some investigation and a consensual search of the vehicle, the driver 39 year old Eddie Gutierrez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana >2oz in a Drug Free Zone. He was released on $2,500 bond.

On 6/02/2018 41 year old William Wilson turned himself into the Mills County Jail on a Parole warrant for 3 counts of Burglary of a Habitation. Wilson remains in custody.

On 6/03/2018 Deputy Daniel Garza conducted a traffic stop on a green Ford Ranger on Maple St. The driver was identified as 40 year old Edward Evans. It was determined that the registration on the vehicle had expired in 2014. Evans was arrested for Expired Registration and Altered License Plates. He was later released on a $500 PR bond.

On 6/03/2018 Deputy John Fincher responded to a report of a suspicious person at Schwartz Food Store. Deputy Fincher identified the subject as 53 year old Rojelio Tijerina. It was determined that Tijerina had a warrant out of Def Smith County for Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Correctional Facility. Tijerina was placed under arrest for the warrant and later released to Def Smith County.

On 6/08/2018 Investigator Stephanie Brown conducted a traffic stop on a green Ford Ranger adjacent to the court house. The driver, 40 year old Edward Evans was arrested for Expire Registration after it was determined the registration had expired in 2014 and he had been warned several times and arrested for the same recently.  He was later released on $750 bond.

On 6/16/2018 Deputy John Fincher responded to a report of a Domestic Disturbance on FM 575. It was reported that 24 year old Dylan McClendon had brandished a knife and threatened members of his family with it. Deputy Fincher determined through interviews that McClendon had in fact done this and McClendon was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  He was later released on $30,000 bond.

On 6/23/2018 Deputy James Purcell arrested 27 year old Briana Edwards at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office after she returned to the jail to pick up her remaining commissary money after being released on 6/17/2018. It was determined that a new warrant had been issued for Edwards from McLennan County for Motion to Adjudicate-False Report. She was later released on $2,000 bond.

On 6/26/2018 Deputy Daniel Garza was dispatched to a disturbance at the Road Runner Trailer Park. Deputy Garza identified a suspect as 30 year old Kelley Covey. Covey was arrested for Public Intoxication. Covey was released several days later after time served.

On 6/26/2018 Deputy Daniel Garza responded to a report of a Domestic Disturbance on Pine St. During the investigation it was determined that 37 year old Michael Gillis had prevented the victim from contacting 911. Gillis was arrested for Interference with Emergency Telephone Call. He was later released on $2,500 PR bond.

On 6/28/2018 Deputy Daniel Garza conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 183 South. After a consensual search of the vehicle 34 year old David Campbell was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. He was later released on $3,500 bond.

                                

4/2518
Apr 27, 2018   03:17 PM
by Administrator

NEW ARRESTS!!

Sheriff Hammonds reports numerous arrests in Mills County during the months of February through April. 
On February 13, DPS Trooper Lorenzo Arroyo conducted a traffic stop on a black SUV driven by 20 year old Alexis Marie Gonzalez of Austin, Texas. During the stop, consent to search the vehicle was given by Gonzalez and Trooper Arroyo located Marijuana, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine pills and three Texas drivers Licenses belonging to other individuals. Gonzalez was arrested for Possession of Marijuana,(< 2oz), Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 (>1g <4g), and Possession of more than one Driver’s License. She was later released on bonds totaling $9,500.
On February 18, Deputy Daniel Garza conducted a traffic stop on a Ford truck on Hwy 84 West. The driver was identified as 38 year old Jeremy Philip Whitley of Brownwood, Texas. During a check of Whitley’s driver’s license it was found that the license was suspended and he had several previous charges of driving with an invalid license. Whitley was arrested for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. 
On February 18, DPS Trooper Clayton Arredondo arrested 48 year old Michael Jamison Groh for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions and Possession of Marijuana (<2oz). He was later released on bonds totaling $2,750. 
On February 20, Deputy John Fincher arrested 36 year old Justin Allen Lee of San Angelo on a warrant during District Court. The warrant was for Endangering a Child, Criminal Negligence. He was later released on $15,000 bond.
On February 24, Deputy Daniel Garza conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota SUV on Hwy 84 East. The driver was identified as 58 year old Richard Lynn Spivey of Boerne, Texas. During the stop Deputy Garza learned that Spivey had an outstanding warrant from Hamilton County for Motion to Revoke/Driving While Intoxicated/3rd or more. Deputy Garza arrested Spivey for the warrant and also charged him with having no driver’s license and speeding, 96mph in a 75mph zone. 
On February 25, Deputy John Fincher responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver on FM 573 near Mullin. Deputy Fincher located the vehicle, a black Ford pickup, and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as 32 year old William Seth Williams. Deputy Fincher determined that Williams was intoxicated and as a result he was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was later released on $1,000 bond. 
On February 25, Deputy Daniel Garza conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge pickup in Goldthwaite. Deputy Garza identified the driver as 37 year old John David Ritter of Goldthwaite. It was determined that Ritter had a suspended license, a 2 year old child not in a proper safety seat and an open container of alcohol. Ritter was arrested for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. He was also issued citations for Driving with No Insurance and Open Container. He was later released on $2,750 bond. 
On February 26, Deputy Johnny Brown responded to a report of an assault that had occurred at Mullin School. During the investigation it was determined that 18 year old Cody Wayne Couch of Star, Texas had assaulted another student that was mentally handicapped. Further investigation revealed that the incident had been captured on video. With the assistance with Investigator Stephanie Brown, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Couch. Couch was soon arrested on the warrant for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent of Bodily Injury. He was later released on $5,000 bond. 
On February 27, DPS Trooper Clayton Arredondo conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 23 year old Nathan Blake Gonzales of Brownwood, Texas. During the stop Trooper Arredondo smelled the odor of burnt Marijuana. During a probable Cause search of the vehicle approximately 3 ½ pounds of Marijuana was located. Gonzales was arrested for Possession of Marijuana >4oz < 5lbs. He was later released on $5,000 bond. 
On February 28, Deputy James Purcell was assigned as Bailiff for District Court. During Court 34 year old Matthew Joe Lopez of San Saba, Texas was found guilty of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled substance (Methamphetamine) in a Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 6 years in TDC. Deputy Purcell arrested Lopez and transported him to the Mills County Jail awaiting transfer to TDC. 
On March 2, 22 year old Brittany Jayde Pence of Cisco, Texas was returned to the Mills County Jail on outstanding warrants resulting from an investigation in September of 2016. The investigation was by Deputy Johnny Brown and included offenses of Burglary of a Habitation and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. 
On March 3, DPS Trooper Lorenzo Arroyo conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep SUV on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 41 year old Joseph John Ward of Austin, Texas. During the stop Trooper Arroyo detected the odor of burnt marijuana. During a probable Cause search a quantity of Marijuana was located. Ward was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (<2oz). He was later released on $1,000 bond. 
On March 3, DPS Trooper Lorenzo Arroyo conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep SUV. The driver was identified as David Anthony Wilson of Sacramento, California. During the stop Trooper Arroyo noticed items of Drug paraphernalia in plain view. During a Probable Cause search a quantity of Marijuana and Methamphetamine were located. Wilson was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (<2oz) and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, (>4g <200g). He was later released on $16,000 bond.
On March 6, DPS Trooper Jeffrey Owens conducted a traffic stop on a Honda passenger van on Hwy 84 West. The driver was identified as 32 year old Charisse Mauri Monceaux of Austin, Texas. The passenger was identified as 26 year old Victoria Larae Lomas of Abilene, Texas. Trooper Owens determined that Monceaux driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle did not have insurance. Monceaux was arrested for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. During a subsequent interview Monceaux admitted to the presence of Drug Paraphernalia in the vehicle and that she had Heroin hidden on her person. During a probable cause search of the vehicle multiple syringes containing amounts of Heroin were located. There was also quantity of Cocaine located in the vehicle. During a strip search at the jail, Investigator Stephanie Brown located a quantity of Heroin and Methamphetamine hidden inside Monceaux’s pants. Monceaux was arrested on multiple charges including several counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PG1 (>1g <4g), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence, False Driver’s License/ID, and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. She remains in Custody. With bonds totaling $38,500. Lomas was also charged with 1 count of Possession of a Controlled substance PG1 (<1g) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Lomas was later released on $8,200 bond. 
On March 8, Deputy Johnny Brown responded to a report from workers with CPS that an individual with multiple outstanding warrants was traveling from Lampasas towards Goldthwaite with a known individual from Goldthwaite. A vehicle description was given. Deputy Brown along with Texas DPS Trooper Clayton Arredondo searched for the vehicle and located it on Hwy 183. Deputy Brown located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on it. The wanted person identified as 28 year old Tobias Allen Garcia of Brady was located in the vehicle. Garcia was arrested for several outstanding warrants including Assault Causes Bodily Injury/Family Member and Evading Arrest/Detention, both out of Brady, Texas, and warrant out of Tom Green County for Surety Withdrawl/Evading Arrest/Detention. Also in the vehicle was 35 year old Jamie Lynn Maxwell of Goldthwaite, Texas. Maxwell was arrested for outstanding warrants out of Brady, Texas for Hinder Apprehension/Prosecution. Maxwell was later released on $1,500 bond. Garcia was released on bonds totaling $6,500. 
On March 13, Deputy Johnny Brown conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler van on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 62 year old Bobby Eugene Gwinn of Abilene, Texas. During a consensual search Gwinn was found to be in possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and a quantity of Methamphetamine on his person. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 (<1g). He was later released on $5,000 bond. 
On March 14, DPS Trooper Jeffrey Owens conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet passenger car on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 18 year old Sara Nicole Lambright of Dale, Texas. The passengers in the vehicle were identified as 17 year old Carson Kelley of Bastrop, Texas and 18 year old Makayla Turner of Cedar Creek, Texas. During the stop Trooper Owens noticed an odor of Burnt Marijuana. During the subsequent search multiple items of Drug Paraphernalia were located along with multiple fake ID cards and a quantity of Marijuana. Lambright was arrested and charged with Possession of a False Driver License/ID and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kelley was arrested and charged with Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair, Possession of Marijuana (<2oz), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and False Driver License/ID. He was later released on bonds totaling $11,200. Turner was arrested and charged with False Driver License/ID. She was later released on 
On March 16, Deputy Johnny Brown conducted a traffic stop on a white van on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 24 year old Shakobee Donyea Taylor of Killeen, Texas. During the stop Deputy Brown smelled the odor of burnt Marijuana. During the subsequent search a quantity of Marijuana was located. Taylor was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (<2oz) and an outstanding warrant for Theft out of Bell County. He was later released on bonds totaling $3,500. 
On March 19, Deputy Daniel Garza responded to a report of an intoxicated person at a local church. The intoxicated person was located and identified as 52 year old Kelley Knight of Goldthwaite, Texas. Due to her severe intoxication she was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication. She was released the next day after paying a fine. 
On March 20, 56 year old Randall Hudson of Kyle, Texas was arrested in Hays County on a Mills County warrant for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear on a Felony. He was transferred back to Mills County and later released on a $60,000 bond. 
On March 22, Deputy Johnny Brown arrested 25 year old Hector Vaquera on an outstanding Mills County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 (>1g <200g) in a Drug Free Zone. During the arrest Vaquera was found to be in possession of multiple Marijuana smoking devices. He was later released on $20,000 bond.

On March 24, DPS Trooper Jeffrey Owens conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota pickup on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 35 year old Charlie Lynn Gibson of Durango, Colorado. During the stop Trooper Owens detected the odor of burnt Marijuana. During the subsequent search a quantity of Marijuana “wax/resin” was located along with a quantity of Marijuana. Gibson was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (<2oz) and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 (>2g <400g). He was later released on bonds totaling $16,000. 
On March 25, Deputy James Purcell responded to a report of an Assault that had occurred at a residence in Mullin. It was determined that an Assault had occurred and Deputy Purcell arrested 17 year old Mason Wayne Spivey of Mullin, Texas. He was charged with Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Member. He was later released on $2,500 bond. 
On March 27, Deputy James Purcell was working as Bailiff for CPS Court. During court Deputy Purcell arrested Justin Allen Lee for an outstanding Mills County Warrant for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear. He was later released on $10,000 bond. 
On March 31, Trooper Jeffrey Owens conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet pickup on Hwy 183. The driver was identified as 61 year old Glenda Watson Campbell of Bangs, Texas. During the stop Trooper Owens detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Campbell. The subsequent investigation determined that Campbell was intoxicated. She was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated/3rd or More and Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. She was later released on bonds totaling $14,250. 
On March 31, Lampasas DPS Trooper Monty Carol arrested 27 year old Michaelangelo Garza Amaya of Dublin, Texas during a traffic stop in Mills County for a Parole warrant. The charge was Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He was later transferred back to Comanche County.
On April 1, Deputy James Purcell responded to a report of a suspicious person lying next to the roadway on Hwy 16 North. The subject was located and identified as 22 year old Julian Ortega of Austin, Texas. Ortega advised he had a warrant for his arrest and he wanted to be arrested. Deputy Purcell verified that Ortega was in fact wanted from the Parole Division of TDC for Aggravated Assault by Public Servant. Has later transferred to TDC custody.
On April 5, DPS Trooper Clayton Arredondo arrested 22 year old Codell Dashun Dorsey of Abilene during a traffic stop. Dorsey was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (<2oz) and a warrant for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear out of Bell County. He was later released to Bell County.
On April 6, DPS Trooper Clayton Arredondo conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan SUV. The driver was identified as 28 year old Larry Dwayne Hall of Killeen, Texas. A driver’s license check revealed that Halls license was suspended. He was arrested for Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions. He was later released on $$1,750 bond.

                                                         

 

Stolen Vehicles
Mar 02, 2018   10:05 AM
by Administrator

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance locating persons involved in a vehicle theft. On February 28, 2018 we took a report of a motor vehicle theft from Priddy, Texas. The vehicle stolen was a 2000 model Ford F350, white in color. The vehicle is a ranch truck with a flatbed. Mounted on the bed are hay forks, creep feeder and large toolbox. The vehicle was taken on February 28, 2018 at approximately 10:00am. Witnesses saw the vehicle leave the property followed by another vehicle, a 2003 Ford F250 crew-cab, brown in color with a solver toolbox. We believe that vehicle is the same one stolen from the Evant area the previous day. Both vehicles were captured on surveillance video travelling South through Priddy on Hwy 16S shortly after the theft.

Comanche County and Hamilton County are investigating similar vehicle thefts that occurred around the same time. There have also been burglaries involved with the vehicle thefts.

If you have any information on these thefts please contact the Mills County Sheriff’s Office (325) 648-2245 or Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers 1 800-222-8477.

Please remember to remove keys from your vehicles and lock them. These vehicles were stolen from places where they could not be seen from the roadway and from barns.

 

2/23/18
Feb 23, 2018   02:14 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported numerous arrests in Mills County in the month of January through February. On January 18th, 23 year old Dequon Jamar Cole of Brownwood, Texas was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Mills County Court for the offense of failure to appear and motion to revoke probation for fail to identify fugitive from justice. On January 26, 2018, Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Andrew Wylliam Davis on a Mills County warrant for the offense of possession of marijuana less than 5 pounds. The warrant for Davis was the result of an earlier investigation in a possession case. Then on January 27th, Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation and made contact with the occupants Mitchell Paden Bilotta (driver) Elle Renae Sage (passenger) both 22 years of age from Abilene, Texas. During the contact deputies detected the smell of burning marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and approximately 4.5 ounces of marijuana were recovered from the vehicle. Both subjects were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana over 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds. On January 30th, 56 year old Coleen Kaye Ingram was arrested for an outstanding warrant for motion to revoke probation for possession of marijuana. Ingram is still in custody serving time for this offense.

 

On February 7th, 28 year old Erica Nichol Bynum was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of 35th District Court for motion to revoke and failure to appear for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bynum remains in the Mills County jail and is awaiting trial. On February 8, 2018, Mills County Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person in car at a local business. Deputies spotted the vehicle traveling east on US 84 and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Deputies identified 47 year old Max Charles Walker of Idalou, Texas. Walker was highly intoxicated on an unknown substance and placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Deputies then searched the vehicle and found a package of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Walker was on his way for a job interview in the medical field and was also in possession of a fake urine test kit to deceive the detection of narcotics in one’s body. Walker was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. On February 7th, 27 year old Naomi Salung Ganaha of Killeen was booked into the Mills County Jail from Lampasas charged with felony injury to the elderly. Ganaha stopped in a local business in 2017 and began shoplifting items. When store employees confronted the individual she assaulted one of the owners who is elderly. Ganaha has not been able to make bond and will remain in the Mills County Jail until her trial. Then on February 9th, Deputies responded to a report of a 911 call of a family assault that was in process. Deputies were advised that the 911 call was disconnected. Deputies responding to the residence saw the suspect, 30 year old Mitchell David Fletcher of Goldthwaite, leaving the residence. Deputies attempted to stop Fletcher but he fled the scene in his vehicle and deputies began a pursuit. Fletcher finally stopped at a residence in the 900 block of Fifth Street where he exited his vehicle but refused demands of the deputies to cooperate. Fletcher was then shot with a Taser and quickly complied with demands. It was then discovered that a minor child was a passenger in the vehicle while the deputies were in pursuit. Fletcher was charged with numerous felonies and misdemeanors to include #1. Interference with 911 call, #2 Assault against family member by strangulation (2 counts), #3 Endangering a child, #4 Fleeing, #5 Criminal Mischief, #6 Resisting arrest and #7 reckless driving. Fletcher is currently free on bond and awaiting trial. On February 16th, Mills County Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding south of Goldthwaite on US 183. Deputies made contact with the driver, 17 year old Madison Jade Mays of Brownwood, Texas, for the violation and immediately could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. A Probable cause search revealed a small amount of marijuana and prescription pills not belonging to Mays. She was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces and possession of a controlled substance both misdemeanor offenses.

                  

1/29/2018
Jan 29, 2018   12:18 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports numerous arrests through the month of December 2017 and January 2018. On December 1, 2017 44 year old Christopher Edward Payne of Goldthwaite was arrested for Theft over $750. Payne was employed at a local business and obtained some tires from the business without paying for them. On December 3, 2017 Texas DPS Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Paul Anthony Gallardo 29 of Brownwood, Texas. Gallardo was arrested for Credit Card Abuse, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Fail to identify fugitive from justice. On December 15, 2017 37 year old Timothy Howard Graham of Little Rock, Arkansas was arrested for motion to revoke probation for credit card abuse. Graham is still currently in the Mills County Jail. On December 17, 2017 Damien Gus Carman was arrested for fail to appear for DWI charge and has since been released. On December 17, 2017, Mills County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a disturbance on County Road 130. Deputies arrived and identified individuals as one male victim and one male suspect 61 year old Henry Thomas Mangham of Mullin, Texas. During the course of the investigation the victim had stated that Mangham had pulled a .44 caliber handgun on him and the victim was able to fend off Mangham during a physical altercation at which point the handgun discharged. Mangham was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. On December 28, 2017 Mills County Deputies stopped a vehicle in Mullin for a traffic violation. The driver 36 year old Brandi Spivey of Mullin was arrested after a consent search revealed that she was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Further evidence was seized resulting in Spivey being charged with possession of methamphetamine less than one gram.

 

Then on December 31, 2017 Mills County deputies responded to a report of a 911 hang up call at a residence on Farm Road 572. Deputies made contact with a pregnant female (victim) and Marc James Daniel Meyer 22 of Goldthwaite, Texas. The victim was attempting to call 911 due to a disturbance at the residence and Meyer interrupted the call. Deputies arrived on scene and found that the victim had been assaulted. Meyer was arrested for assault causes bodily injury to a family member and interference with a 911 call.  On this same date, deputies responded to a report of a one vehicle accident on TX 16 south of Goldthwaite. Deputies arrived and found no one around the vehicle. A short time later a male individual arrived at the office stating that he was the driver of the vehicle and that the passenger was at a house in Goldthwaite and might possibly be hurt. Deputies went to a residence in 1300 block of Fisher Street to conduct a welfare check. When the occupants of the home answered the door deputies could smell the strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the house. Deputies gained consent and recovered several items related to possession and use of narcotics. Tanya Jo Norton 43 of Goldthwaite was arrested for possession of cocaine and the other male occupants of the house were not arrested at the time. Investigators will be seeking warrants for the other individuals involved and they will be identified in a press release after their arrest.

 

On January 2, 2018 Mills County Deputies responded to a report of an unwanted individual at the Senior Center located on the square. Deputies arrived and identified the subject as 54 year old Roy Edward Bennett of Goldthwaite. Bennett had previously been warned not to enter the property resulting in his arrest for criminal trespass. On January 4, 2018 Mills County Deputies were on routine patrol when they found a female subject staggering in the middle of the 1400 block of Trent Street. The 37 year old female, Brandy Marie Johnson of Seabrook, Texas was found to be intoxicated on some sort of narcotic and placed under arrest. During the arrest the female directed deputies to a residence in the same block where she had just left. Deputies then went to the residence and met with 34 year old Brad Weldon Tucker of Goldthwaite where he admitted to being in possession of illegal narcotics and gave deputies consent to search the residence. Tucker was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone due to the residence being in proximity of GISD Middle and High Schools. This same date 20 year old Brandon Wayne Horton of Mullin was arrested for a parole violation warrant for felony evading arrest.  On January 19, 2018 Ronnie Myers 43 of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for violation of a protective order. On January 20, 2018 Texas DPS Troopers conducted a traffic stop on 23 year old Cristian Guadalupe Arredondo of Goldthwaite. During the contact Troopers discovered, based on Arredondo’s admission, that he had thrown marijuana out of the vehicle prior to being stopped. Arredondo was arrested for felony tampering with evidence and has since made bond. Michael Gonzalez 22 of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for criminal mischief involving an earlier investigation. On January 20, 2018 Michael Butler 45 of Goldthwaite was arrested after being indicted by a Mills County Grand Jury for felony cruelty to non-livestock animals. Butler turned himself in and bonded out the same day.

 

Finally on January 21, 2018 Mills County Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers responded to a report of a 911 call in the 1600 block of Priddy Road in reference to a man with a gun. Officers met with the caller in the yard and stated that 47 year old Jarred Lee Williams of Goldthwaite was in the house with a gun and that she feared he was going to harm himself. The caller stated that it was her husband and that he had discharged a gun in their bedroom. Officers made entry into the residence and were able to place Williams into custody. Officers noted that there were several bullet holes inside the bedroom and that Williams was extremely intoxicated. Williams was charged with felony deadly conduct and placed in the Mills County Jail.

                                 

12-12-17
Dec 12, 2017   02:50 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported that the recent months deputies had been busy focusing on sex offenders in Mills County with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Mills County Deputies served several warrants on local sex offenders for numerous violations of their reporting standards. Sheriff Hammonds stated that all of the sex offender charges are felonies and he and his staff will continue to monitor these offenders to ensure they are in compliance. On October 19, 2017 Geneva Costello 38 of Temple, Texas was arrested for several Surety Withdrawal warrants for Possession of Methamphetamine and fail to identify by giving fictious information.  Also on this same date John Westley Gossett 40 of Mullin, Texas was arrested for failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and failure to register as sex offender. On October 20, 2017 26 year old John Thomas Hopkins of Lometa, Texas was arrested for driving while license suspended and 23 year old Andrew Wylliam Davis of Comanche was arrested for possession of marijuana over 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds. On October 25, 2017 David Kendall Gossett 44 of Mullin, Texas was arrested for unlawful possession of firearm by felon. Then 22 year old Michael Allen Moore of Clovis, New Mexico was extradited back on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On October 31, 2017 32 year old Stephanie Lee Cisneros of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for Assault against family member surety withdrawal. Trevor Dotson Williams 38 of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration. On November 2, 2017 26 year old Adalberto DeLeon of Dublin, Texas was arrested on a Mills County Warrant for the felony offense of theft of livestock valued at over $10,000 but less than $150K. On November 8, 2017 Matthew James Jackson 48 of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration. Then on November 13, 2017 21 year old Haley Phillips was arrested on a warrant for motion to adjudicate probation for prohibited sexual conduct. On November 15, 2017 54 year old Roy Edward Bennett of Goldthwaite was arrested for disorderly conduct on Sixth Street in Goldthwaite. Shortly afterwards Mills County Deputies were at a residence in the 1700 Block of Earl Street assisting family protective services in the removal of a child. During the removal 44 year old Victor Bostick of Goldthwaite approached the residence in a vehicle from the public street and narrowly missed deputies and bystanders. Bostick became very volatile towards deputies and was shot with Taser multiple times. Bostick was charged with Reckless driving, resisting arrest. Once in the patrol car Bostick kicked the patrol car door causing damage to the door. Bostick at that point was also charged with criminal mischief.

 

                                   

10-20-17
Oct 20, 2017   04:23 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports several arrests for the month of September and the beginning of October. On September 6, 2017, Sharon Kay Johnson of Gatesville, TX was arrested on several Mills County felony warrants for Forgery Financial Instrument and Forgery Financial Instrument Elderly. The warrants stemmed from an investigation that began in June after the Mills County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Mills County State Bank regarding a transaction they believed to be a forgery. On September 13, 2017 as a result of a sentence imposed by County Judge Fulk, Whitney Faye of Austin, TX was arrested on a Class B Misdemeanor Motion to Revoke for failing to abide by terms of her probation. On September 14, 2017, deputies responded to the Driver’s License Office at the Mills County Courthouse where Hanna Marie Couch of Azle, TX was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Parker County. On September 22, 2017, Investigator Stephanie Brown took a report of Injury to a Child. As a result of her investigation, an arrest warrant was issued and, Jacob Carlton of Mullin was arrested at his residence. On September 23, 2017 after initiating a traffic stop, Deputy Johnny Brown arrested Charis Lamar Threats for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and a Misdemeanor traffic offense. The vehicle Mr. Threats was operating along with cash located in the vehicle was seized and will be subject to forfeiture for being used during the commission of a felony. On October 10, 2017 dispatch received a call of a disturbance on Lee St. Upon arrival, contact was made with the individual in question who was visibly intoxicated. Laythan Allen Wallace of Goldthwaite was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Mills County Jail. On October 12, 2017, based on ongoing narcotics investigations, 3 people were arrested at a residence in Goldthwaite; Janet Frances Johnson of Goldthwaite for 2 counts of Felony Theft of Firearm, Misdemeanor Possession of Dangerous Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Jeffrey Joseph Cancel Jr. of Goldthwaite for 2 counts of Felony Possession of Controlled Substance along with Misdemeanor counts of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Jessika Marie Delgado of Goldthwaite was also arrested for 2 Felony counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Misdemeanor counts of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A Mills County Grand Jury recently issued an indictment against Roque Gonzales of Goldthwaite for Theft of Property. A warrant was issued, and Gonzales was arrested at his residence on October 15, 2017.

                

 

9-1-17
Sep 01, 2017   04:17 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint
Hammonds reported several arrests from the end of July through August 2017. On
July 25th, Deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation and were able to
gain probable cause for a traffic stop on 25 year old Anthony Calderaz of
Goldthwaite. During the stop Calderaz consented to a search of his vehicle and
also admitted to being in possession of a syringe that he had used recently to
inject methamphetamine. Calderaz was arrested for possession of methamphetamine
less than one gram and placed in the Mills County Jail. On July 30th Cristian
Guadalupe Arredondo 22 of Goldthwaite was stopped for speeding in the
Goldthwaite City Park. During the contact it was discovered that Arredondo was
wanted for motion to adjudicate probation for a previous driving while
intoxicated. It was discovered that Arredondo was in possession of marijuana
during the arrest. Arredondo was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug
free zone and driving while license invalid. Subject is released on bond
pending trial. On August 2nd, Mills County Deputies responded to a domestic
disturbance on Farm Road 575. After arriving and beginning the investigation it
was discovered that 26 year old Jonathan Tyler Vazquez was in possession a drug
called “Shatter” which is potent THC extract. Vazquez was arrested for felony
possession of a controlled substance penalty group 2 over 4 grams but less than
400 and possession of pain pills less than 28 grams. On August 3rd, Mills
County Deputies received a tip that there was an individual wanted on Federal
Drug Charges working on a ranch in Mills County. Deputies conducted
surveillance on the property and were able to identify 40 year old Nathaniel
Jeremiah Salazar on the property. Deputies executed the warrant and took
Salazar into custody for a warrant for drug related offenses. The United States
Marshall’s Service came within hours and took custody of the individual. On
August 4th Mills County Deputies and Texas State Troopers conducted a traffic
stop on US 84 in Goldthwaite for a traffic offense. Occupants of the vehicle
were identified as 33 year old Justin Gibson of Llano, Texas and 41year old
Barbara Jean Kirkland of Llano, Texas. During the stop officers became
suspicious that the individuals were possibly transporting narcotics. A Texas
Department of Public Safety K-9 was called to the scene and alerted to the
vehicle for the odor of illegal narcotics. Officers searched the car for
approximately 2 hours and discovered approximately a quarter pound of
methamphetamine hidden in the air conditioning duct work of the vehicle.
Kirkland and Gibson have been charged with manufacture and delivery of
methamphetamine over 4 grams but less than 200 grams. They both are still in
custody and remain in the Mills County Jail awaiting trial. Mills County
Deputies spent most of the week of August 21st through August 25th in the jury
trial of 73 year old Michael Holley of Mullin, Texas. Holley was charged with
aggravated sexual assault of a child and 63 counts of possession of Child
pornography. The trial lasted all week and the jury returned with a guilty
verdict on all charges. There was emotional testimony by victims and family
through this process. 35th District Judge Stephen Ellis sentenced Holley to
Life imprisonment for the sexual assault of a child and 10 years for each count
of child pornography which totals 630 years. Sheriff Hammonds stated that he
was very proud of the deputies on this case who have spent countless hours over
the past two years going through these horrific images of children being
victimized and sold on the internet. “I hate that our citizens that were chosen
for this jury had to sit and view these images” Sheriff Hammonds said. Sheriff
Hammonds stated the 35th District Attorney’s Office did super job on
prosecuting this case. “This was again a fine example of Mills County Sheriff’s
Office and the 35th District Attorney’s Office diligently working together to
bring closure to the victims affected by this case” said Sheriff Hammonds.

            

 

7-17-17
Jul 17, 2017   04:08 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported that Mills County Sheriff’s Deputies have been busy in the recent months on investigating the distribution of illegal drugs in our community. Mills County Deputies conducted numerous undercover investigations resulting in the sale of prescription drugs, methamphetamine and marijuana. The following individuals have been arrested in the past month for charges stemming from undercover purchases of illegal drugs. Mathew Joe Lopez 33 of San Saba was arrested for felony delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone. Mills County Deputies arranged the purchase of methamphetamine from Lopez who agreed to meet at the Goldthwaite City Park which has enhanced the offense. The next offender is 63 year old Fabian Lee Ynostrosa of Goldthwaite who sold prescription pain killers that he was prescribed. Tammy Lynn Dotson 44 of Goldthwaite was also arrested for delivery of a controlled substance after Mills County Deputies were able to purchase 99 pain killers from Dotson and then an additional 40 more in the same day. Finally 25 year old Hector Martin Vaquera of Goldthwaite was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone. Mills County Deputies served a narcotics search warrant on Vaquera’s residence in the 1500 block of Cline Street just around the corner from the Goldthwaite High School. During the execution of the warrant deputies made a substantial seizure of items related to the possession of methamphetamine. Mills County Sheriff’s Office is still continuing their efforts to investigate and arrest any individual in the illegal possession or sale of illegal drugs in our community. Sheriff Hammonds commended his staff in the jail as well as the deputies involved in the investigation and stated that a lot of resources, man hours and money went into this investigation. Sheriff Hammonds stated that there are additional arrest planned in the future based off this investigation but did not elaborate on the individuals involved.  

      

 

6-12-17
Jun 12, 2017   03:58 PM
by Administrator

Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports numerous arrests for the month of May. On May 1st Mills County Sheriff's deputies arrested Bruce J McDavid Junior of Maxwell, Texas for the offense of burglary of a habitation for his part in a previous burglary at a residence located on Pine Street in Goldthwaite. McDavid is currently still being held at the Mills County jail awaiting trial with bonds totaling $20,000. On May 4th, as a result of 35th District Court, 30 year old Antonio Robert Bosquez was sentenced to eight years in prison for a previous, delivery of methamphetamine, charge in Goldthwaite.

On May 5th Curtis Smith, 53 years of age, of Mullin was arrested on a warrant for felony cruelty to non-livestock animals. Smith is currently free on bond and is awaiting trial.

On May 10th, Tabby Day was arrested by Mills County deputies for a local charge of theft by check and has since posted a $500 bond and is awaiting trial.

On May 12th, Royce Edward Hashberger, 39, of Early, Texas turned himself in to the Mills County jail to sit out 10 days for violating terms of probation for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

On May 12th, Mills County deputies responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Parker Street in Goldthwaite. The disturbance was taking place at a local business between two employees. The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital and 21-year-old Ryan Craig Salinas was arrested for misdemeanor assault. Salinas is currently free on $1500 bond and is awaiting trial.

On May 16th Caleb Shane Johnson, 27 years of age, of Mullin was arrested in Abilene Texas for a motion to adjudicate felony probation. Johnson had been sentenced to probation for possession of methamphetamine in Mills County and had been ordered by District judge Steven Ellis to enter into a rehab facility. Johnson reported to the facility where he only stayed a short time and then left in violation of the judge's order. Johnson is currently being held in the Mills County jail waiting to go before District Judge Stephen Ellis.

On May 27, at approximately 1:24 PM, Mills County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a one vehicle accident on US Highway 84 W. of Goldthwaite. Deputies arrived and began investigating the crash and made contact with the driver, 36 year old Damien Gus Carmen of Hutto, Texas, who appeared to be intoxicated. Mills County deputies conducted field sobriety tests and as a result, Carmen was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated third or more. On this same date, at approximately 6:46 PM, Mills County deputies stopped a vehicle on US 183 south of Goldthwaite for a minor traffic infraction. Deputies approached the vehicle and made contact with 19-year-old Joshua Allen Auvenshine of De Leon, Texas. That time, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Mills County deputies searched the vehicle and Auvenshine where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. He has since been released on bond and is awaiting trial.

Finally, on May 31st at approximately 11:45 PM, Mills County deputies responded to reports of two individuals in the roadway on Highway 84 W. at County Road 189. Deputies arrived on scene where they found a male and a female subject standing on the edge of the road. It was determined by deputies that the female, identified as 17-year-old Jaycee Lynne Lenz of Brownwood, had gotten into an altercation with individuals that she was riding with on the way back to Brownwood. Lenz became uncooperative with Mills County deputies and was arrested for assault on a public servant and resisting arrest. Lenz was handcuffed and while Mills County deputies were interviewing the male individual lens was able to slip out of the handcuffs and escape custody. Mills County deputies were able to quickly apprehend Lenz again and she was transported to the Mills County jail where she was charged with evading arrest, a Class A misdemeanor, felony assault on a public servant, resisting arrest and felony escape from custody. Lenz has since made bond on all charges and is currently awaiting trial.

 

                  

5-1-17
May 01, 2017   03:14 PM
by Administrator

Sheriff Hammonds reported that the month of March into April has been busy for Sheriff’s Office personnel. On March 01, Stacie Michelle Walls 44 of Goldthwaite was returned back to Mills County to stand trial for 2 counts of forgery and possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone. Then on March 13th 62 year Fabien Lee Ynostrosa was arrested at 3:46 PM in the 700 block of Fisher Street for public intoxication. Then on March 16th, at approximately 12:48 AM, Mills County deputies attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in the downtown area of Goldthwaite. When the deputy activated his emergency red and blue lights, the vehicle fled and traveled south on US 183. With the assistance of the Texas Highway Patrol and Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office the vehicle was finally stopped inside Lampasas after deploying spikes strip to deflate the tires.  36 year old Stars Rahmir Rivers of Killeen was arrested and charged with felony fleeing. Rivers admitted to officers that he was under the influence of cocaine and suffered from PTSD. The subject made bond the next day.

 

On March 24th, Jose Ernesto Perez 23 of Manor, Texas was involved in an accident in the 130 block of Fisher Street. When deputies arrived the subject was outside of the vehicle cursing and acting erratically. Perez was arrested for no driver’s license and several other traffic offenses. During the arrest it was discovered that Perez was a documented gang member in the south Texas region. After arriving at the Mills County Jail Perez had to be physically removed from a cell and was placed in a restraint chair. It was later learned from Perez that he was under the influence of narcotics during the time of his arrest.  On this same date Mills County Deputies following up on child welfare concern executed a narcotics search warrant at 750 Farm Road 572 in Mills County. As a result of the search warrant 31 year old Kendra Annette Lee was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and felony abandoning/endanger a child. As a result of the investigation a warrant for abandoning/endanger a child was obtained for the father 35 year old Justin Allen Lee. He was not at scene at the time and turned himself in at a later date and both subjects are free on bond and are awaiting trial.

 

On April 4, Caleb Shane Johnson turned himself into the Mills County Jail to be transported to a drug treatment facility. On April 7, at approximately 11:07 PM Gerado Hernandez 212 of Baird, Texas was arrested for public intoxication. Then on April 9, at approximately 6:30 PM, Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Sherman Street in Mullin. As a result of the call 32 year old Adam Byron Coston of Brownwood was arrested for public intoxication. On April 19th at approximately 10:00 PM, Deputies stopped the driver of a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the stop marijuana and Ecstasy were seized and as a result 26 year old Jessica Carey Martin of Austin, Texas for possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended. The passenger 27 year old Kelsey Nicole Capwell of Lubbock was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. On April 20th, Mills County Deputies served an arrest warrant in a residence in Mullin on 39 year old Beverly Fay Escamillia of Mullin of forgery of a financial instrument.

 

Finally on Thursday April 27th at approximately 3:30 PM, Mills County Law Enforcement was called to assist in a motorcycle pursuit that started in Gatesville, Texas. Officers from Coryell County, Gatesville Police and Texas State Troopers were in chase reporting speeds of up to 130 M.P.H. Mills County officials joined the pursuit on US 84 east of Goldthwaite and followed to assist. The motorcycle began experiencing mechanical difficulties and finally stopped at US 84 west and Farm Road 1029. The driver 35 year old Aaron Baker Carpenter of Gatesville Ashley Annette Beeson 27, of Nolanville were arrested for felony fleeing. It was determined that during the arrest Carpenter was a member of the outlaw motorcycle gang “Cossacks”. The motorcycle was stolen and Carpenter was in possession of a handgun and it was determined that Carpenter was currently under indictment for the deadly Twin Peaks shooting in Waco, Texas

                        

 

 

3-24-17
Mar 24, 2017   02:58 PM
by Administrator

February was an extremely busy month with arrests and court convictions according to Sheriff Clint Hammonds. On February 1st Travis Wayne Gossett was court ordered to the Mills County Jail to be incarcerated in a drug rehab unit. While incarcerated Gossett damaged a television remote while in jail and has now been charged with criminal mischief and his felony drug probation has been revoked. Gossett remains in the Mills County Jail awaiting court to answer for the probation violation. On February 6th at approximately 9:21 AM Fabien Lee Ynostrosa 62 of Goldthwaite was arrested for criminal trespass after violating a warning for a residence. Ynostrosa made bond on this charge and was arrested again on February 13th for public intoxication in the 1600 block of Pine Street. On February 11th, Mills County Deputies stopped 42 year old Chad Broom of Fort Worth, Texas for speeding. During the contact deputies could smell marijuana emitting from the car. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription pills. Broom was charged with felony possession charges and has since made bond.

 

On February 15th the following individuals appeared before the Honorable 35th District Judge Steven Ellis in Mills County for sentencing. Tyler Alexander May 20 years of age from Ballinger, Texas was sentenced to 2 years adjudicated probation for 3 counts of burglary of a habitation and one count unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Walter Carr 55 years of age was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams less than 400. Xavier Carrillo Charles 30 of San Angelo, Texas was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for the offense of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more. Finally 51 year old Sammy Don Walls of Goldthwaite, Texas was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the offense of possession of methamphetamine less than a gram in a drug free zone and 1 count forgery to defraud the elderly.

 

On February 16th, Matthew J Jackson 47 years old of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant for fail to register as a sex offender. On February 3rd, Mills County Deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence on Texas 16 south of Goldthwaite. While interviewing Jackson it was discovered he was a sex offender. Further investigation by deputies revealed that Jackson was residing in Goldthwaite and had not registered with the Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was obtained and he was arrested and released later on bond. On February 20, Mills County Deputies arrested Tommy Gene Harell 39 of Brownwood, Texas for driving while license invalid after being stopped for speeding. On February 22, 43 year old Charles Christopher Cravens was taken into custody to serve 90 days in the county jail as a result of a criminal mischief that had occurred at a local business.

 

On February 28th Raymond Gonzales Diaz 65 of Early, Texas was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. A Mills County Deputy had just left the Mills County Law Enforcement Center travelling south on Priddy Road when the deputy noticed a vehicle travelling north and nearly hit the deputy head on. Diaz was stopped and further investigation revealed that Diaz was extremely intoxicated. The deputy then searched the vehicle and recovered marijuana from inside the truck. Diaz was charged for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more and possession of marijuana. Diaz made bond the next day.