Three weekend DWI arrests, one Monday morning in Early

Kevin Holamon
Crime report

EARLY — Early Chief of Police David Mercer reported officers arrested three for DWI over the weekend, and another Monday morning.

One arrest was the result of an injury accident, involving a 3-year-old child.

At 2:20 a.m. Saturday, officers arrested 18-year-old Horacio Eduardo Mejia Lopez subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding in the 700 block of Garmon. Lopez was reported to have just left a graduation party. He was released the same day on a $1,500 bond.

At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, another speeding violation, this time in the 600 block of Garmon, resulted in the arrest of 46-year-old Lillie Sellers Oxford. Oxford was released the same day on a $1,500 bond.

Early officers responded to a report of an injury accident at 5 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Early Blvd. The driver, 28-year-old Jocie Ann Wilkerson of Del Valle, and her 3-year-old daughter were transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center emergency room by ambulance. The child was treated for a laceration on her forehead, reportedly because her child safety seat was improperly installed, then released to CPS.

Wilkerson was later arrested at the emergency room for DWI with a child passenger and injury to a child, both felony offenses. Mercer said Wilkerson admitted “taking prescription medication while driving.”

Wilkerson remained in the Brown County jail Monday afternoon, held with two bonds totaling $15,000.

At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, officers received several reports of a reckless driver traveling west on U.S. Highway 183/84 South. A van was stopped in the 700 block of Garmon, where officers arrested 58-year-old Edward Mosa Ebrahiem for DWI from prescription medication. Ebrahiem remained in the Brown County Jail Monday afternoon.

“The Early Police Department would like to remind everyone to be sure their children are properly buckled in the safety seats,” Mercer said in a press release. “You can get assistance from your local law enforcement agencies and/or TxDOT, which has a certified child safety seat specialist.”