On Sunday, April 3, 2016 at approximately 3:35 PM, Trooper Owens conducted a traffic stop on US 183 south of Goldthwaite. 18 year old Mathew Elliott Rowe of Houston, Texas was arrested for felony possession of hash, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rowe is currently free on bond at this time.
Mills County Sheriff’s Deputies provided security for the annual Melody Oaks Ranch Festival in Priddy during the first weekend of April. As a result 41 year old David Wayne Bolton of Hamilton, Texas was arrested Saturday, April 2, 2016 for the offense of public intoxication. Shortly afterwards another subject from Hamilton, Texas identified as 21 year old Max Landon Lowery was arrested for disorderly conduct. Both subjects were placed in the Mills County Jail where they were released the next day.
On Friday, April 1, 2016, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Wheeler conducted a traffic stop on US 183 south of Goldthwaite. During the stop Trooper Wheeler Arrested 27 year old Thomas Edward Morris of Brownwood, Texas for Felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of weapon and possession of marijuana. Morris is currently free on bond pending case presentation to the Grand Jury.
Sheriff Clint Hammonds reported numerous arrests recently beginning with 32 year old Denny Beach of Killeen, Texas. Beach had previously been arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in 2015 after the vehicle had been taken from a local business. Beach was arrested Thursday, March 31, 2016 for fail to appear in 35th District Court for charges stemming from the 2015 arrest. Beach is still currently in custody of the Mills County Sheriff and is being housed in Comanche County.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM, Deputy Johnny Brown stopped a driver of a rental car on Fisher street by the Goldthwaite City Park for speeding. The driver was identified as 43 year old Christopher Elliott of Lago Vista, Texas. During the stop Deputy Brown became suspicious of Elliott and asked for consent to search the vehicle. Elliott granted permission to search and Deputy Brown found a large duffle bag in the trunk of the car containing a larger amount of marijuana. Elliott was immediately placed under arrest and transported to the Mills County Jail. The marijuana weighed in at approximately 26.5 pounds with a street value of $160,828. The investigation has led us to believe that the marijuana was picked up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was headed to Lago Vista, Texas. Elliot was charged with felony possession of marijuana in a drug free zone due to the relation of the City Park. Elliott has since been released on bond.