[Skip to Content]

News Blotter

March Dispositions

COURT DISPOSITIONS

 

COUNTY COURT

On March 29, 2022 a jury found William Williams guilty of Driving While Intoxicated/Alcohol Concentration 0.15 nor more/With Prior Conviction and Unlawful Carrying Weapon. He was sentenced 1 year in county jail but sentence was suspended for 24 months with condition of 30 days in county jail to be served on weekends.

April 6, 2022

Guerchon Kousmha plead guilty to a charge of Driving While License Invalid and received 30 days unsupervised deferred adjudication probation.

Leona Gonzales received 60 days unsupervised pre-trial diversion on a charge of Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

Cameron Martinez plead guilty to a charge of Possession of Marijuana <2oz and received deferred adjudication probation for 12 months and a charge of Possession of a Dangerous Drug was dismissed.

Jakob Miller plead guilty to a charge of Possession of Marijuana <2oz and received a pre-trial diversion with 60 days unsupervised probation.

Earl Covington received 60 days unsupervised deferred adjudication probation on a charge of Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle (Leaving scene of accident).

Marshal Smith received 60 days unsupervised deferred adjudication probation with pre-trial diversion on a charge of Possession of Marijuana <2oz.

Cranger Harris plead guilty to a charge of Driving While Intoxicated and received 12 months deferred adjudication probation.

 

DISTRICT COURT

On 03/16/2022 Keith Boykin was sentenced in District Court to 5 years TDC for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

On 032/04/2022 Charges were dismissed on Joel Miller, Erin Walton and Jacob Aguirre with charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2. The excuse as given by the District Attorney’s office was that they understand the DPS Lab cant test these substances.

 

March Sheriff's Report

March Sheriff Report

On 03/01/2022 Deputies Kaleb Hopson and Son Drake responded to a vehicle accident. During the investigation 18-year-old Brayden Wray was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He was later released on $350 bond.

On 03/02/2022 Deputies Justin Guimbellot and Zach Sandlin responded to a report of a Domestic Disturbance. During the investigation 35-year-old Lacy Barrera was arrested for Public Intoxication with other charges possibly pending. She was later released on PR bond.

On 03/04/2022 Deputy Zach Sandlin stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the investigation a consent search was conducted and narcotics were located. 19-year-old Diego Luevano was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 >4g <400g. He was later released on $15,000  bond.

On 03/11/2022 Deputies served a search warrant on a residence on CR 410. During the investigation 39-year-old Susan Savage was arrested on a Brazoria County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g. 63-year-old Curtis Toner was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g and Possession of drug Paraphernalia. 31-year-old Jason Toner was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g and Mills County warrants for Burglary of a Habitation and Theft of Metal. 61-year-old Katherine Toner was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. Savage was later released to Brazoria County. Curtis Toner was later released on $7,500 bond. Jason Toner remains in custody on $23,500 bond. Katherine Toner was later released on $7,500 bond.

On 03/14/2022 Deputy Son Drake arrested 37-year-old Ricardo Alvarez during a traffic stop. Alvarez was charged with No Driver’s License and Operate Unregistered Vehicle. He was later released after paying $400 in fines.

On 03/16/2022 30-year-old Wayne Romine was taken into custody after being sentenced to 5 years TDC in District Court for Assault Bodily Injury Fam/Household Member 2 Within 12 months.

On 03/17/2022 28-year-old Todd Stewart turned himself in to the Mills County Jail to begin serving a sentence to SAFP for the offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intend to Impair.

On 03/21/2022 Deputies Zach Sandlin and Justin Guimbellot responded to a brush fire. During the investigation 60-year-old James Warden was arrested on a Blue Warrant for Evading Arrest W/Vehicle. He remains in custody.

On 03/21/2022 53-year-old Keith Boykin was taken into custody after being sentenced to 5 years TDC for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

On 03/23/2022 Deputy Son Drake responded to a person with possible mental issues. During the investigation 45-year-old Mark Ferdin was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was later released on PR bond.

On 03/26/2022 Deputy Zach Sandlin conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Neal Lawler. During the encounter Lawler identified himself with an Illinois Driver’s License. A records check revealed the driver’s license was not valid and when asked about it Lawler stated he had accidentally given Deputy Sandlin his fake ID instead of his valid Texas Driver’s License. Lawler was arrested and charged with False Driver’s License/ID. He was later released on $1,500 bond.

On 03/28/2022 Deputy Justin Guimbellot arrested 60-year-old Howard Bailey after responding to a report of an attempted break in at a residence. Bailey was yelling g and banging on the house and resisted when Deputy Guimbellot attempted to detain him. Bailey was subsequently arrested and charges with Public Intoxication and Resist Arrest/Search/Transport. He was also given a Criminal Trespass Warning for the residence. He was later released on $2,500 bond.

On 03/31/2022 Deputies Justin Guimbellot and Zach Sandlin arrested 73-year-old Michael Killey at his residence on a Mills County warrant for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res. He was later released on PR bond.

 

 

February 2022

On 02/01/2022 43 year old Cody Odom was arrested after he turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office on Mills County warrants for Failure to Appear/Possession of Child Pornography and Failure to Appear/Possession of a Controlled Substance. He remains in custody on $450,000 bond.

On 02/02/2022 31 year old Joanna Mccarty was arrested in District Court after she was sentenced to 3 years TDCJ for Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence w/Intent To Impair and 15 months State Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

On 02/04/2022 68 year old Larry Clanton and 36 year old Hunter Henley were arrested during an investigation of a hit and run accident. Clanton was charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g, Theft of a Firearm, Tamper W/Identification Numbers, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, and Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle >$200. He was later released on $32,000 bond. Henley was charged with Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG1 >200g <400g, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 <28g, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. He remains in custody on $61,000 bond.

On 02/06/2022 20 year old Johnathan Outlaw was arrested for Unauthorized use of Vehicle after Deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle was received from a local resident. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 02/07/2022 30 year old Roberto Medina-Gonzales was arrested on a San Saba County warrant. He was later picked up by San Saba County.

On 02/12/2022 26 year old William Chavez was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g. He was later released on cash bond.

On 02/14/2022 32 year old Valeria Dominguez was arrested during a traffic stop for Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance PG1 >4g <200g. She was later released on $50,000 bond.

On 02/14/2022 67 year old Bobby Duren was arrested on Mills County warrants raising his bond on the original charges of 2 counts Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. He was later released on $150,000 bond.

On 02/23/2022 51 year old Jose Flores was arrested for Public Intoxication. He was released on 02/24/2022 on a PR Bond. Several hours later he was arrested again for Driving While License Invalid W/Previous Conviction/Suspension/Without Financial Responsibility, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Public Intoxication. He was later released on $3,540 bond.

On 02/23/2022 63 year old Hector Aguirre was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 <28g. He remains in custody on $15,000 bond.

On 02/28/2022 32 year old David Galindo was arrested on a Mills County warrant for Criminal Mischief >$2,500 <$30,000. He remains in custody on $15,000 bond.

On 02/28/2022 38 year old Jodie Griffin was arrested on Mills County warrants for MTA on Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g, MTA on Possession of Dangerous Drug and a Brown County warrant. She remains in custody on $85,000 bond.

 

Skywarn

Sheriff Report January 2022

01/12/2022 25 year old Calvin Brimage was arrested during a traffic stop after a search revealed a stolen firearm and Marijuana. Brimage was charged with Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, and Possession of Marijuana <2oz. He was later released on $23,500 bond.

01/05/2022 62 year old Dennis Fillip was arrested for Public Intoxication. He was later released on $345 bond.

01/06/2022 40 year old Allen Fox was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. He was later released on $11,500 bond.

01/19/2022 43 year old Anthony Griffin was arrested in District Court after being sentenced to 10 years TDCJ.

01/19/2022 33 year old Heather Hampton was brought back to the Mills County Jail on Multiple Mills County warrants. The warrants were for Motion to Adjudicate Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Motion to Adjudicate Possession of a Controlled Substance, Motion to Adjudicate Delivery of Marijuana DFZ, and Motion to Adjudicate Delivery of a Controlled Substance DFZ. She remains in the Mills County Jail on $30,000 bond.

01/26/2022 64 year old Kim Howerton turned himself in to the Mills County Jail on multiple Mills County warrants. The warrants were for Assault Family/Household Member/Impede Breath/Circulation, Unlawful Restraint/Expose to Serious Bodily Injury, and Interfere W/Emergency Request for Assistance. He was later released on $55,000 bond.

01/21/2022 24 year old Adrian Mackey, 27 year old Areana Mackey, 21 year old Ernest Ross, and 23 year old Bryson Smith were arrested during a traffic stop after a search revealed narcotics and weapons. Adrian Mackey was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g. He was later released on $4,000 bond. Areana Mackey was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a weapon and Possession of Marijuana <2oz. She was later released on $3,500 bond. Ernest Ross was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 <28g. He was later released on $2,500 bond. Bryson Smith was charged with Possession of Marijuana <2oz. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

01/04/2022 29 year old Cheryl Minard was booked into the Mills County Jail after being sentenced to SAFEP. She remains in the Mills County Jail.

01/09/2022 19 year old Cale Morgan was arrested for False Drivers License/ID after Deputies responded to a residence on a complaint of hearing gunshots near them. He was later released on $500 bond.

01/31/2022 33 year old Cody Porter was arrested on a Brown County warrant for Motion to Revoke/Possession of a Controlled Substance DFZ. He remains in custody with bond denied.  

01/04/2022 18 year old Javier Rios was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of Marijuana. He was later released on $300 cash bond.

01/08/2022 32 year old Amanda Singer was arrested on multiple narcotics charges when Deputies investigated suspicious activity at a local store. Singer was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g DFZ, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g DFZ, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 <28g DFZ, and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. She was later released on $7,200 bond.

01/04/2022 20 year old Daniela Valencia was arrested in Lampasas County on a Mills County warrant for Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled Individual w/Intent Bodily Injury. She was transported back to Mills County and remains in custody on $50,000 bond.

01/18/2022 42 year old Eric Villarreal was arrested during a traffic stop for a Blue Warrant and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in custody with bond denied.

01/21/2022 38 year old Christopher White was arrested during a traffic stop on a Mills County warrant for Theft of Property >$2500 <$30k Enhanced. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

scam

****SCAM ALERT****

 

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that tax season is upon us again and SCAMMERS are looking to steal your money. The following is an example of a recording you might get of a potential scammer. Remember DO NOT give out any personal or financial information over the phone. The government does not call you about money you owe instead you will receive mail. If you have any question Please call the Mills County Sheriff’s Office if you receive any strange calls wanting your personal information.

 

Sincerely,

Sheriff Clint Hammonds

 

EXAMPLE: "Hello my name is Dale with a folder with the decision of economic impact with an important state wide update regarding the new economic impact tax debt relief program we are required by the state to inform those are list that have tax debt about the new economic impact tax debt relief program that is now offered to you during the special enrollment. The economic impact program has been designed to significantly reduce or eliminate all together your tax debt as it is now considered contemporarily non-collectable during this special enrollment. This is big things were both struggling with tax debt however the window for the special in it. With some close so please call our consumer direct line at 970-710-6977 this message has been marked complete on behalf of the division of economic impact please call now.

Water

Update from the Judge's Office- The water at the Senior Center will not be available until Saturday.

 

Potable water will be available at the Senior Center, outside south faucet, for residential use only (not filling water trailers or tanks). This is an emergency service for rural residents who may lose their wells in the cold forecast Thursday and Friday this week. It will be starting around noon and the hose will be disconnected and covered at the end of the day.

COVID

Sheriff Report 2021

MILLS COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

 

On 10/04/2021 69 year old Judy Brown was arrested for Public Intoxication after she showed up at a residence in Priddy and the resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report that she “seemed confused and did not know where she was”. Deputies responded and Brown was subsequently arrested. She was later released on PR Bond.

On 10/07/2021 55 year old Valerie Turner was arrested in Bexar County on a Mills County warrant for Failure to Appear/Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g. She was later released after being given probation.

On 10/24/2021 36 year old Jesus Rivera was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 >1g <4g and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence W/Intent to Impair.

On 10/26/2021 30 year old Sara Duncan was arrested for Failure to Appear on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance W/Intent to Deliver and Failure to Appear on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g.

On 10/27/2021 73 year old Elbert Turner was sentenced to serve time in State Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. The  offense occurred when Turner came to the Mills County Jail to pick up another inmate and while waiting in the Lobby, dropped a small baggie of Methamphetamine from his pocket.

On 10/27/2021 23 year old Landon Wiedebusch was sentenced to serve time in County Jail on the offense of Criminal Mischief >$750 <$2,500.

On 10/28/2021 44 year old Triana Rodriguez was arrested for Public Intoxication and No Drivers License. He was later released on PR Bond.

On 11/05/2021 29 year old Annaliese Pirie was arrested during a traffic stop on a Travis County warrant for Driving While Intoxicated 2nd. She was later released on $2,500 bond.

On 11/06/2021 50 year old Robert Register was arrested in Hamilton County on a Mills County warrant for Theft of Property <$2,500 w/2 previous convictions. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 11/17/2021 37 year old Christopher Cook was arrested on a Mills County warrant for Motion to Adjudicate/Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon Family Member. He remains in custody on $150,000 bond.

On 11/21/2021 20 year old Hector Guerrero-Hinojosa was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 11/30/2021 32 year old Tiffany Crenshaw was arrested during a traffic stop for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. She was later released on $5,000 bond.

On 12/03/2021 62 year old Andrew Dolfini was arrested for Assault Family/Household Member W/Previous Conviction. He was later released on $15,000 Bond.

On 12/10/2021 57 year old Roger Curtis was arrested for Aggravated Assault W/Deadly Weapon, Assault Family/Household Member Impeding Breath/Circulation, and Public Intoxication after Deputies responded to his residence on a report of Domestic Disturbance. He remains in the Mills County Jail on $32,840 bond.

On 12/23/2021 27 year old Dequon Cole was arrested in Brown County on a Mills County warrant for Bail Jumping and Fail to Appear. He was later released on $10,000 bond.

On 12/30/2021 The Mills County Sheriff’s Office received information that Dixon Dewald from Coryell County was in Goldthwaite and had a Felony warrant for his arrest for Motion to Revoke on a Drug charge from Coryell County. The information was very specific with the description of the vehicle he was driving and the exact person and address where he was at. Deputies arrived at the residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants. The occupants refused to come to the door. They were advised of the Felony warrant and the consequences of Harboring a Fugitive. They continued to refuse to come to the door. Others in the area reported seeing Dewald at the residence earlier. A search warrant was issued for the residence. As the search warrant was about to be executed the owner of the residence, Christy Elton, came outside and claimed nobody else was in the residence. A thorough search was conducted and Dewald was located hiding in the attic. Dewald was placed under arrest for the warrant. Christy Elton was arrested for Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both were transported to the Mills County Jail.

Court Dispositions 2021

Court Dispositions

District Court

On 09/29/2021 Martha Dotson was placed on 2 years Deferred Adjudication Probation after she entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.

On 10/21/2021 The District Attorney’s office filed a Declaration of Nolle Prosequi (No Prosecution) on Colton Wayne Benningfield on the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

On 11/10/2021 Dorothy Boatright plead guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. She received 2 years probation and fines.

On 11/10/2021 Lindsey Homan plead guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g. She received 2 years Deferred Adjudication Probation and fines.

On 11/10/2021 Francisco Reyna plead guilty to the offense of Stalking. He received 10 years probation.

On 11/10/2021 Justin Zepeda plead guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG2 <1g. He received 2 years probation.

On 11/10/2021 Vera Cole plead guilty to the offense of Burglary of a Habitation. She received 10 years Deferred Adjudication Probation. Another charge of Burglary of a Building was dropped.

 On 12/01/2021 Andrew Legan-Sllacies plead guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance W/Intent to Deliver PG2 >4g <400g. He received Deferred Adjudication Probation for 10 years.

On 12/01/2021 Kirk Stewart Plead guilty to the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 <1g. He received probation for 5 years.