By Kelly Young

kyoung@jacksonvilleprogress.com

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched Saturday to a dairy farm in response to a burglary.

“It wasn’t until deputies had the opportunity to look inside the suspect’s vehicle at the scene that a number of other charges were added.

Maximino Rivera, an illegal immigrant, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance, burglary of a building, unlawful possession of a weapon and release of surety for two prior offenses (fraudulent possession of identifying information and theft of livestock).

“A Dyess Dairy employee was in the area and found Rivera unlawfully taking bags of feed from one of the dairy’s barns and placing them into his vehicle. He was confronted and held at the scene until deputies arrived,” said Chief Investigator Chris White. “When the deputies got to the scene and saw all the bags in Rivera’s truck, they also discovered an unlicensed weapon and a controlled substance.”

The weapon was a .45-caliber handgun. The controlled substance was a personal amount of methamphetamine.

By the time he was caught, Rivera had already loaded between 60 and 80 bags of feed into his vehicle. White said he believes Rivera is a former employee of Dyess Dairy.

“On Oct. 30 of last year he was also arrested for theft of livestock and possession of fraudulent identification.

“He and another individual were caught stealing cattle from a location near Gallatin,” White said.

Bonds were set at $3,500 for the drug charge, $1,500 for the gun charge, $4,000 for the burglary charge, $15,000 for the release of surety on his previous fraudulent identifying information charge and $10,000 for the release of surety on his existing theft of livestock charge.

An immigration hold has been placed on Rivera until he can be picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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The following arrests were made by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety for the period of Jan. 13 through Jan. 19.

• Chris Berry, possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $750.

• Genie Brookshire, theft of service (Anderson County warrant). Bond was set at $200.

• Gregory P. Davenport, no driver’s license, expired inspection, open container, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, no driver’s license (Jacksonville warrant) and no insurance (Jacksonville warrant). Fines were set at $170, $135, $135, $160, $212 and $367.

• Isis R. De La Rosa, no driver’s license. A fine was set at $170.

• Amber D. Elmore, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Bonds were set at $3,500 and $750.

• Madison B. Farris, public intoxication. A fine was set at $205.

• Sarah E. Gray, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Bonds were set at $3,500 and $750.

• Dennis D. Grimes, two counts of criminal trespass and speeding. Bonds were set at $750, $750 and $318.

• Joshua R. Hedricks, public intoxication. A fine was set at $215.

• Otha R. Kincade, possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $750.

• Levi Lackey, assault/family violence causing bodily injury. Bond was set at $1,500.

• Evelio R. Marroquin, failure to appear. Bond was set at $5,000.

• Richard G. Matheny, probation violation. No bond was offered.

• Linda R. McBride, driving while intoxicated. No bond was offered.

• Justin K. McClelland, possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $4,000.

• James D. Meador, probation violation. No bond was offered.

• Nathaniel L. Moore, assault/family violence causing bodily injury and resisting arrest. Bonds were set at $2,500 and $2,500.

• Joshua T. Morrison, furnishing alcohol to a minor. Bond was set at $1,500.

• Pablo S. Pacheco, driving while intoxicated and no driver’s license. Bonds were set at $1,500 and $170.

• Undre M. Price, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Bonds were set at $3,500 and $750.

• Brenda Procter, possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $750.

• Dustin D. Pruett, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bonds were set at $750 and $150.

• Ronnie R. Reggie, assault/family violence. No bond was offered.

• Lisa J. Slayden, deadly conduct. Bond was set at $1,500.

• Jacob W. Spivey, public intoxication. A fine was set at $305.

• Kyle A. Tinsley, probation violation. No bond was offered.

• Robert W. Trentham, assault/family violence. Bond was set at $1,500.

• Cary D. Walker, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. Bonds were set at $1,500 and $750.

• Amanda L. Weatherford, theft of property. Bond was set at $750.

• Ronald L. Williams, driving while intoxicated (second offense). No bond was offered.

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