Man charged with improper photography at mall says he was assaulted in jail

STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com
Crime report

Lawren "Larry" Riveire, the 44-year-old Early man arrested last week at Heartland Mall on a charge of improper photography, told jailers Wednesday he was assaulted in the Brown County Jail, a deputy's report states.

Sheriff's officials released a brief summary of a report written by Deputy John Gramling. Gramling was dispatched to the jail at 2:16 a.m., where a jail sergeant said Riveire had told jailers he'd been assaulted.

Gramling interviewed Reveire, according to the report, which had no additional details. Reveire's bond has been set at $10,000, and he remained jailed Thursday.

Early police are examining Riveire's computer which they seized from his residence, Early Police Chief David Mercer said.

"It's going to take awhile," Mercer said.

Early police said earlier that Heartland Mall staff had been alerted the morning of June 13 of a man taking photographs with his cell phone. Staff immediately notified police and began watching the individual until police arrived.

Officers made contact with the suspect and obtained consent to search his cell phone. The phone contained numerous photos of young girls taken at the mall that day, police said earlier. The phone also contained many photos of other young boys and girls in various other locations around Brownwood and Early in businesses, residences and churches.

Police received an admission that the phone contains child pornography downloaded from the Internet, but due to the amount of pictures and videos, that had not been located, police said earlier.

In other incidents:

• Deputy Troy Boulter took a report from a musician who said someone stole his acoustic guitar after a band performance at the Brownwood Country Club during the June 7 Golf Scramble.

• Sheriff's Sgt. John Fincher took a report on a mailbox that was run over on County Road 321 in Blanket.

• Brownwood police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred Wednesday night in the 500 block of Main. 

• Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Avenue E on a report that someone shot the siding and window of a residence.

• Police took a burglary of a habitation report in the 2500 block of Elizabeth.

Individuals booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday were: 

Lauren Bateman, 20, Frisco, possession of marijuana.

Kendra Cowan, 34, Brownwood, cruelty to livestock.

William Ellis, 38, Comanche, administrative release violator.

Jennifer Jolly, 43, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance.

Cassandra Lewis, 47, Coleman, motion to revoke for DWI second.

David Martinez, 52, Brownwood, cruelty to livestock.

Theresa McDaniel, 50, Zephyr, cruelty to livestock.

Kristofer Morris, 25, Hamilton, cruelty to livestock.

Max Muirhead, 22, Blanket, theft.

Patricia Smith, 58, Brownwood, assault.