One man was arrested Friday afternoon after selling synthetic urine which was going to be used for the express purpose of falsifying a drug test result according to Brownwood Police.
According to the report, during an investigation of Tobacco Paradise, located in the 500 block of N. Center Avenue regarding the products that illegally facilitate the falsification of drug test results, an undercover investigator was sold the synthetic urine.
The investigator, while operating undercover, spoke with the clerk about needing to pass a drug test, saying that he had a friend that told him the store sold a product that could help, the report states. After the discussion, the clerk sold him the synthetic urine after being aware that the customer, the undercover investigator, wanted to buy a product that would falsify or alter the results of a drug test that would not test positive for marijuana, according to the report. After purchasing the box containing the U PASS brand synthetic urine, the investigator called another officer who was waiting to assist, and the clerk was arrested.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 27, 2015.
Monday, March 23
*8:42 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to 3M regarding the report of a theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that he had lost his wallet in the parking lot at 3M and it was returned to him missing $250 cash and a debit card, which he had already cancelled.
Wednesday, March 25
*2:14 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an alleged assault. According to the report, the complainant stated that a male subject he has allowed to live in his rent house had tried to cut him with a machete earlier this date. The complainant believed the subject was under the influence of inhalants, the report states. The complainant explained that he barely managed to run out of the house and avoided being cut when the subject swung the machete at him, according to the deputy’s report. A report was filed for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis, presiding.
Chad Barron Young pled guilty to the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Christopher Delarosa pled guilty to the felony offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Delarosa pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Delarosa also pled guilty to the state jail felony offense of Abandoning or Endangering a Child and was sentenced to 6 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Kevin David Bond, on probation for the felony offense of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 8 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Jason Allen Jobe pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and was sentenced to 6 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Saturday, March 21
*10:34 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding an assault.
Wednesday, March 25
*7:47 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street, Main Street Car Wash, regarding the burglary of a coin operated machine. According to the report, a Coca-Cola machine had been broken into. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*7:54 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a vending machine. According to the report, when the complainant arrived to open his business, Hunter’s Station, he noticed the Dr. Pepper machine had been broken into. According to BPD Assistant Chief James Fuller, this machine was one of several cola machines in Brownwood which were burglarized after midnight.
*12:11 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence on Seneca Circle regarding a burglary. According to the report, a .22 caliber rifle and a cedar hope chest were stolen during the incident.
*7:26 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2500 block of W. Main Blvd. regarding a domestic disturbance resulting in an assault. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the March 2015 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 46 True Bills were returned against 41 persons.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Joshua Michael Baugnon: Possession of Marijuana
Wesley Ryan Parker: Possession of Marijuana
Jake Aaron Godin: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Ryan Patrick Hudnut: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana
Barton Anthony Lazaro: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana
Tina Marie Wilhelm: Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
Rudolfo Hernandez-Lopez: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Repeat/Habitual Offender
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Monday, March 23
*11:33 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the area of Coggin Avenue and 8th Street regarding child abuse/neglect. According to the report, a 3-year-old female child was running down the middle of the roadway. The child was returned home uninjured and without incident, the report states. A witness to this incident stated that the child was accompanied by a very protective pit bull dog.
*2:25 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Duke Street regarding a dog at large. According to the report, the complainant’s dog was attacked by the dog which was running loose. The owner of the dog that was running at large was issued a citation for the ordinance offense.
*9:07 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 100 block of C. C. Woodson Road regarding lost property. According to the report, the complainant advised her wallet was missing from her purse.
Tuesday, March 24
*2:45 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, a male subject was reported to have left the store with items concealed in his pockets. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival; however, a license plate number for the suspect vehicle was provided.
Brown County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in Brown County at Monday’s meeting of the court.
Board member Sherry Clark presented the proclamation to those in attendance. Through the proclamation, she explained that there are over 17,000 Texas children in foster care and nearly 225,000 within the state who are reported as abused or neglected each year.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Friday, March 20
*10:00 AM - During a planned drug sweep in several classrooms at Brownwood High School, a K-9 unit alerted on a backpack in one of the classrooms and drug paraphernalia was located. The student was issued a citation. Additionally, the student was assigned 45 days at the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) as school discipline.
Sunday, March 22
*8:00 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to Sportsman Center storage units in the 2400 block of Belle Plain regarding an unwanted person who had gained entry into a storage unit without permission. According to the report, management reported that David Robles Ortega, Jr. was no longer allowed on the property because of delinquent payments. Ortega, with the help of a female friend, was loading items from the storage units into her vehicle, the report states. During an investigation, Ortega admitted to management that he had picked the Sportsman Center’s locks and taken them home with him a few days prior, according to the report. Ortega was arrested for theft under $50 for the theft of the locks and also charged with Criminal Mischief $50-$500 for damaging a badge while he was detained in the deputy’s patrol car the report states. During this investigation, a witness stated that another subject had threatened to run over her with his vehicle as she tried to close the gate to the storage buildings, according to the deputy’s report. Three reports were made by the deputy.
Following Tuesday’s Brownwood City Council meeting, Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes announced that the city is beginning its search for a new city manager.
The council will advertise the city manager’s position internally (within the city organization) from Wednesday until Friday (March 25 – 27). If qualified applications are received, interviews will be conducted the week of March 30. Should there not be a qualified candidate within the organization, the council will advertise externally.
City Manager Bobby Rountree announced that he will retire this coming June at the council meeting held March 10th. Rountree has been with the city for eight years and has been in public service for 44 years.