Recent traffic stops in Early and Brownwood led to substance abuse-related arrests.
Early officer John Mills stopped a vehicle traveling at more than 70 mph in a 45-mph zone on Early Boulevard at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Early Police Chief David Mercer said. The vehicle’s occupants included two children ages 8 and 4.
The driver smelled of alcohol, and Mills arrested him after a field sobriety test, Mercer said.
Kenneth Nicks Jr., 37, of Lake Brownwood, was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of DWI with child under 15, jail records state. Nicks is free on $5,000 bond.
Mills obtained a warrant from Court-at-Law Judge Frank Griffin for a blood draw, and a blood sample was taken from Nicks at Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Mercer said.
In an unrelated case, Sgt. Shawn Dibrell and patrolman Nathan Land made a traffic stop and on C.C. Woodson. As the officers spoke with the vehicle’s two occupants, they smelled marijuana and noticed that the passenger seemed to be trying to hide something.
As Dibrell checked the man for weapons, a large Ziplock bag full of marijuana fell from his pants, Mercer said. The officers found another bag of marijuana in the vehicle.
Cameron Blake Money, 18, and William Dave Bronson, 21, both of Brownwood, were booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana over 4 ounces under 5 pounds. Both remained jailed Monday in lieu of $20,000 bonds each.
Brownwood officer Brandon Miller arrested Randall Morgan Jr., 43, of Brownwood, on a charge of DWI second offense after a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Avenue D.
In other incidents:
• A man watching his parents’ home in the 1800 block of 10th arrived at the home to find broken glass from a back door on the dining room table. Several items were taken including a 42-inch plasma television, a 37-inch LCD television, 21 Blueray movies, and jewelry.
• Officer Brandon Miller was dispatched to the 1500 block of Davis Lane at 12:34 a.m. Saturday on an assault report. A 32-year-old man with a head injury said he had been hit assaulted by another man. He was taken by Guardian EMS to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
• Officer Brandon Johnson was dispatched to the 2900 block of Avenue D on an assault report. A 28-year-old man said he was assaulted while playing beer pong at a party.
• A “known shoplifter” was seen taking three packages of meat from Kroger. The shoplifter, a woman, got into a vehicle which drove away.